Community College of Philadelphia’s Gateway to College Program is Hosting a Virtual Open House on August 10

The Community College of Philadelphia (College) Gateway to College program will host a virtual information session on Monday, August 10 at 10 a.m. The information session invites 16-21 year olds who have opted out of high school and are looking to graduate from high school.

Gateway to College is an alternative education program aimed at helping students in the Philadelphia School District who have not completed high school complete high school while providing them with the opportunity to earn college credit toward college. an associate’s degree or certificate.

“We are proud to support Philadelphia students who want to return to school and graduate,” said Dr. Donald Guy Generals, President of the College. “There are many reasons students may disengage from school, but they can get back on track quickly and in a way that allows them to work toward an associate’s degree. The Gateway to College program is perfect for anyone who wants to work hard and achieve their goals.

Students are enrolled for a minimum of one to three years depending on credit requirements. There are no reimbursable fees for students as tuition, textbook fees and program fees are fully covered by Gateway to College.

“The Gateway to College program is a wonderful opportunity for young people to get back on track and work toward building a future with greater options for success,” said William R. Hite, Jr., Ed .D., superintendent of the school district. of Philadelphia. “We know that income outcomes for those without a high school diploma or even a college education are significantly worse than those with a bachelor’s degree or higher. So this program does more than allow young people to obtain a high school diploma; it is very possible that this program could go a long way in helping people strengthen their financial footing and close the income gaps that disproportionately affect so many people in our city.

Individuals must apply online to be accepted into the program. Eligible students must be between the ages of 16 and 21, must be out of school and have been out of school for at least three months, live within Philadelphia school district boundaries, and be able to attend college-level courses. as determined by an academic evaluation process.

Once accepted, students will receive academic support in math, reading, college readiness workshops and will also meet weekly with an academic coordinator to ensure they stay on track. Gateway students enroll in college courses and earn high school and college credits.

The information session is free and will be hosted virtually. Interested persons should pre-register to receive login information and should visit (215) 751-8404 or email [email protected] Participants are encouraged to have high school transcripts and a valid school ID on hand.

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