Gateway to College hosted an Open House in October, for potential students and community members to learn more about the program.
“The Open House was well attended,” said Vanessa Colon, who helped organize the event for Gateway. “There was a consistent flow of visitors in the office through the whole event.”
The Gateway to College program helps students who have dropped out of high school or who may not graduate. Through the program, students can obtain their high school diploma and earn college credits at the same time. Many graduates go on to finish AA degrees and transfer to four-year colleges.
QCC's Gateway program is part of a national network that includes 35 programs in 20 states. Students range in age from 16 to 20. Students complete an in-depth application process, including essays, testing, and a personal interview.
Gateway to College also recently hosted a Decision Day, where students declare their plans for further education. Several students declared their intention to attend QCC in a range of programs:
- Megan Battista, General Studies/Deaf Studies.
- Samantha Beauchamp, Liberal Arts: Biology.
- Josh Sadri, Liberal Arts.
- Kyle Strait, Liberal Arts: Psychology.
- Megan Devlin, Liberal Arts: Psychology.
- Sean Fitzpatrick, Electronics Engineering: Mechatronics.
- Teresa Watts, General Studies.
- Katie Palmer, General Studies.
Ms. Colon said many other students are in the process of applying to schools.