Polk State Gateway to hold multiple info sessions early in 2024

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As a new calendar year begins, Polk State College Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School will ramp up efforts to recruit and admit students for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

For interested students and parents, Gateway will hold a pair of information sessions early on in 2024. Both will take place on the Lakeland Campus in LTB 1100:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Gateway’s application period opened in November and will remain open until all spots are filled. Students can be accepted for the Fall 2024 Semester as late as Sept. 9. Students with at least 11 high school credits are eligible to apply. Interested students can access the application online at www.polk.edu/charter-high-schools.

Gateway is one of Polk State’s three collegiate high schools along with Lakeland Collegiate High School and Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School. Last academic year, Gateway students achieved a 95.2% graduation rate – nearly 9% higher than the state average.

Polk State’s collegiate high schools allow students to simultaneously complete requirements for their high school diplomas while earning college credits. In most cases, students graduate with both their high school diplomas and Associate in Arts degrees at no cost to them.

Of the 2023 graduating classes, 68% of students achieved their associate degrees and approximately $4.2 million was earned in scholarships. Graduates continue their education at Polk State, State University System institutions, and Ivy League schools.

For the 2021-2022 Academic Year, Polk State Lakeland Gateway to College Collegiate High School achieved a Commendable school improvement rating, which it received in place of a school grade due to differences in its mission and charter. Commendable is the highest rating. School improvement ratings were suspended for the 2022-23 Academic Year. Gateway will receive a school grade for 2023-24.

More information about Polk State’s collegiate high schools is available online at www.polk.edu/charter-high-schools.