"We prepare you to get accepted into the college or university that is the best fit for you. At our purposely small school, you will discover your special talents and gifts, know what your options are after high school and how to be successful after college. We do this while nurturing a spirit of generosity, promoting America's founding principles, and imparting 21st century skills for living well in an inter-connected world."
Gateway College Preparatory School is an open-enrollment public charter school offering grades K - 12 on one 40 acre campus to students in Williamson County and north Travis County areas.
Gateway Prep is known for its exceptional academic program. An abundance of College Board Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP courses are offered. All courses are taught by certified and “Highly Qualified” teachers as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act. There is NO TUITION to attend Gateway and enrollment is open to all students until available seats have been filled.
Smaller and more intimate by design, Gateway Prep offers a public school education that feels and functions like a private school. With a senior class of about 100 - 125 students each year -- Gateway is about 1/8 to 1/4 the size of other area public high schools. This smaller size is critical, because it offers a “human scale” to the learning environment, and allows students greater access to teaching staff, resources and school activities.
Conceived around the ideal “Citizen, Scholar, Athlete,” Gateway Prep represents some of the best thinking in educational innovation. We differ from the large traditional high school model in several ways. Our smaller student body, incorporation of the "blended-learning", "flipped-classroom" instructional techniques, open-concept "green school" campus and full integration of new technology to enhance the learning experience set us apart.
Gateway Prep is a member of the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the organization primarily responsible for offering sound, educational extracurricular activities to Texas public school students for over 100 years. As a UIL member, Gateway competes against UIL assigned district schools and schedules non-district competition with local private, parochial and public schools that have a similar size student body. A comprehensive UIL program is offered in fine arts, academics, and athletics in elementary through high school.
Gateway Prep is a part of the Orenda Charter School District. Orenda Education is the sponsoring entity for the Orenda Charter School District. Orenda Education is a non-profit educational organization incorporated in 1995 and headquartered in Georgetown, Texas.