Gateway’s curriculum and program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and habits needed for the 21st century. Our up and coming STEAM center and current programs provide students with opportunities to explore real-world learning and entrepreneurship experiences.
21st Century Learning
Real-World Learning at Gateway
Gateway's STEAM Center
Gateway will soon have a new, dedicated space that will ignite our students' creativity, foster their critical thinking, and enable them to engage with technology, each other, and the world around them. The STEAM Center, a renovated 4,000 square foot former locker room on the Gateway High School campus, will include a Maker Lab, enabling students and teachers to tinker, test, prototype, and engage in hands on learning that require real world problem solving.
Gateway's School Gardening Program
Located in the southeast corner of Gateway High School's parking lot, Gateway's community garden and outdoor classroom not only adds a touch of natural beauty to the high school's urban ambiance, but also promises to serve as a living laboratory for students by providing hands-on learning in science, math, and other subject areas. The garden broke ground in the Spring of 2013 and has grown exponentially since then. The garden is home to Gateway's Garden club which consists of students, parents, and community volunteers who work hard to cultivate and support the garden.
Gateway's Robotics Team
Gateway's Robotics Team, Gator Gears (Team 4973), is a FIRST Robotics Team and aims to immerse students in modern day technology. Members of Team 4973 learn technical, mechanical, and business skills as well as collaborative and social skills. Every year, Gateway's Gator Gears are charged with designing and building a fully functional robot to compete in a competition of strategy and technology during the FIRST Robotics Regional Competitions in California.
Gateway's Hands on Science Program
Gateway’s highly successful science program is founded on the idea that students learn best when they are engaged in the highly rigorous work of real scientists. All students at Gateway are required to take at least three years of science, a requirement that exceeds the admissions requirements for the UC and CSU system. In addition to these three core science classes, students have the opportunity to take a variety of advanced science electives. All science classes have three overarching design components: inquiry based learning, real-world applications, and collaborative team building.
Gateway's Business Math Program
In Business Math, students learn how to manage their finances, save money for college and retirement, and start their own businesses. Students visit thriving companies and startups, learn about different business models, and meet entrepreneurs, mathematicians, and economists. Learning math in the context of the real world engages our students and helps them see the importance of math.
Common Core at Gateway
All academic courses at Gateway are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and incorporate Gateway’s particular emphasis on process of learning, commitment to community, and integrity. Learn more about Common Core, how the standards were developed, why the math homework is different, and how Gateway plans to implement the standards here.