On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Board of Education approved Gateway High School’s charter renewal application, solidifying Gateway’s commitment to providing the best possible education to San Francisco students and creating a safe and strong community until the next renewal in 2024.
The renewal comes on the heels of three separate reviews conducted by SFUSD, including an examination of the Gateway High School curriculum, an inspection of the budget, and overall approval of the charter application.
Every five years, all charter schools in California are required to renew their charter - the document that allows Gateway High to operate as a public school within SFUSD. This is Gateway’s fourth renewal and demonstrates Gateway’s strong academic program and sound financial management.
"We are extremely proud of our high school charter renewal," says Gateway Public Schools Executive Director, Sharon Olken. "For the last twenty years, Gateway has proven to be a great option for students and families and a safe community where students are able to realize and fulfill their greatest dreams.”
In 1998, a group of six parents had the dream of creating a school that would be a gateway to college for all students regardless of race, income, or learning style. They founded Gateway High School, a college preparatory, public charter school in San Francisco, on the paired principles that all students can learn at high levels and that all students learn differently. Since then, more than 96% of our graduates have gone on to college.