Gateway's college counseling program, led by two full-time college counselors, helps to ensure that all students successfully navigate the college preparation and admissions process.
The goal of college is instilled in each Gateway High School student from the start when the entire freshman class takes a trip to visit UC Berkeley on their first day of school. Freshman and sophomore students also gain insight into the college process during advisory when juniors and seniors share their college counseling class work with them.
In the spring of their junior year, students take the first part of a college counseling course where they explore careers, majors, different colleges, and prepare for the SAT. During their senior year, students take the second part of the college counseling course where they are guided through the admission process, essay writing, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.