A Real Second Chance


Gateway to College's mission is to recover disengaged youth and high school dropouts ages 16-20 and re-channel them into the educational pipeline.


We believe that all students have the capacity to achieve in the collegiate environment, including students who have not yet experienced success in the traditional K-12 system.  Gateway to College Academy is a scholarship program for DeKalb County School System (DCSD) students ages 16 through 20 or are classified as a high school sophomore, junior or senior with at least six high school units, who meet in-state eligibility requirements, who have not been successful in high school but who wish to get back on track and earn a high school diploma.

The Gateway to College Academy is changing lives.  Many Gateway to College graduates across the country have gone on to pursue four-year degrees and challenging careers.  In short, Gateway to College provides an opportunity for students to re-invent themselves for their future. Gateway to College Academy is accredited by SACS CASI. Georgia Perimeter College is accredited by SACS COC.