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Principal's Corner

Message From the Principal

Welcome to Gateway Academy to Innovation & Technology! It is an honor to serve as your principal, and I invite you to explore the wonderful programs that are offered at Gateway Academy. I also challenge you to join us at Gateway Academy and begin your preparation for an ever-changing world of careers.  

It is an exciting time in Career and Technical Education where education leaders and teachers are working diligently to offer students opportunities for successful careers. Gateway Academy offers opportunities for every student through rigorous engaging curriculum, Project-Based Learning (PBL), authentic learning experiences, and career guidance. Whether your plan is to go on to college or go straight to the professional world of work, Gateway Academy has a pathway for you. 


We have high expectations for students and allow for experiences to let students shine. We challenge every student to employ critical thinking skills on a daily basis, set and pursue career goals, collaborate with peers in a team setting, practice soft skills, and network with community partners. 


In addition to earning high school credit and completing the chosen pathway, students have a plethora of opportunities through the Gateway Academy experience. Many of our programs offer articulated college credits and industry certifications. Preparatory seniors also have the opportunity to apply for Co-Op positions. 


Gateway Academy students are also challenged to be involved in leadership experiences. Student Ambassadors, student organization officers, and competitions are just a few of the leadership roles where students have an opportunity to share their voice and form the direction for Gateway Academy.  


Choose your pathway and fill out an application today. We anxiously await your arrival at Gateway Academy and can’t wait to witness the fabulous ideas that you bring with you. 


Current Pathways include: 


  • Automotive Technology 

  • BioMedical Science ~ Project Lead the Way 

  • Culinary Arts 

  • Electrical Technology 

  • Health Science Academy ~ Pre-Nursing 

  • IT ~ Support & Services ~ IT Microsoft Academy 

  • IT ~ Computer Science 

  • Industrial Maintenance for Machining 

  • Marketing 

  • Manufacturing ~ Welding Technology 

  • Pre-Engineering Academy ~ Project Lead the Way 


Penny  Knight