of on-track seniors earned their diplomas in 2017


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of students took a Career Education Center class

Prospective Students

If you're a student who is considering Gateway Community School, we invite you to explore the information on this page to learn how our specialized programs and caring staff will help you achieve your goals. The best way to get to know Gateway is to stop by for a visit. Give us a call or drop us an email and we'll be happy to arrange a tour.

 Schedule a Tour Today: 805-437-1460 or aosuna@vcoe.org


Frequently Asked Questions
  • Gateway Community School is a school and a family. Unlike most large traditional school settings, we take pride in developing strong, life-changing relationships between students and staff.
  • We offer a host of social-emotional services to our students including: individual counseling, drug/alcohol counseling, anger management counseling, positive choices group counseling, social skills group counseling, grief counseling, and career counseling.
  • High school students have the opportunity to recoup credits through online and textbook credit recovery.
  • The VCOE Career Education Center (CEC) is located across the street from Gateway Community School. Students can take courses at the nearby CEC during and after Gateway's regular school hours.

Yes. Gateway Community School is recognized as a national demonstration site for its implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We are focused on providing structure, teaching our expectations, observing students, interacting positively, and correcting behavior fluently. 

Every day in the Welcome Room our students are warmly greeted and checked in by the school staff. Students turn in their electronic devices and personal belongings prior to entering the campus. These items are all checked in, locked, and returned to students upon dismissal. 

Gateway Community School is a small, closed campus. All school staff are always actively engaging with and supervising students. In addition to our teachers and paraeducators, there are 3 campus assistants, 2 administrators, and a Senior Deputy Probation Officer who are all available to supervise and support students. 

Gateway Community School also implements restorative practices. We hold community circles to build students understanding of one another. We also use similar approaches to address instances of harm. We know that these practices teach our students the important skills of problems-solving and living in a community.

Yes. All students receive free breakfast and lunch. Gateway Community School qualifies as a "Provision 2" school because we serve a high number of students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.
Yes. Durham bus company provides transportation to all students in Ventura County. Bus stop times and locations are provided to families during orientation.
Yes. All credits awarded at Gateway Community School are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Accreditation validates the integrity of the Gateway's program and transcripts, as well as facilitates the transfer of credits to other high schools and colleges.
Please email Araceli Osuna or call 805-437-1460 to schedule a tour.
What Students Are Saying...

Gateway is the best school. The teachers do care about your education. They never give up on you.

Gateway Community School is better than most school districts schools. The teachers all care about our education. Staff wants the best for us. They also help give you one more chance to not mess up.

Gateway has helped me in many ways. The staff actually care. They have helped me with my grades and attendance.

Gateway has helped me become more successful by helping me every step of the way to get the credits I have now.

Gateway high school has been a great change for me because I have been getting higher grades and staying out of trouble. Because of Gateway I have become successful!

Never in my life have I ever been so excited to come to school until I came to Gateway.

Gateway is a helping and caring school. They will do all they can to see students succeed.