Providing a Second Chance to Students At Risk of Dropping Out
MISSION STATEMENT: Gateway to College empowers youth who have dropped out of high school or are not on track to graduate to earn a diploma and dual credit in a supportive college environment.
How It Works
G2C classes are conducted at DMACC campuses. Students have full access to college courses, facilities and support services. DMACC is a member of the Gateway to College National Network.
G2C partners with Des Moines Public Schools to provide education and support services. The students receive their high school diploma from Des Moines Public Schools and college credit from DMACC. Students graduate from the program when they complete their diploma requirements.
All students begin with the Gateway Foundation in a learning community of 20-25 students. During the learning community experience, students take coursework in reading, math, writing , college orientation, and study strategies. After the Foundation term, (first semester), the students transition to any DMACC campus (called Gateway Continuation) where they continue dual credit coursework necessary to earn their high school diploma.
Please contact the re-engagement counselor at your home high-school.
Application Cover Sheet
DMACC Application for Admission
Consent to Release Information
Gateway to College Application
Are you in high school now and behind on credits?
Contact the Re-engagement counselor at your high school in Des Moines to find out if you are eligible for Gateway to College.
For More Information
Call to schedule a one-on-one meeting. Please call your re-engagement counselor and bring a copy of your transcript with you.
Evelyn Davis Center for Working Families
801 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
DMACC Southridge: Center for Career and Professional Development
1111 E. Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315