Are you in high school now? Contact the Community in Schools Coordinator at your high school in Des Moines to find out if you are eligible for Gateway to College.
Every first and third Tuesday of each month from 9-11 a.m.
Call 515-697-7847 to reserve a seat.
Bring application and high school transcripts. Be prepared to stay the entire time for information and testing.
Evelyn Davis Center for Working Families
801 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
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.