Welcome to Gateway High School
Gateway High School is a departmentalized secondary alternative program that is based on National Reform models and School-To-Career initiatives. The program is designed to educate students with learning and behavioral disabilities with a need for improved coping and/or social skills. Students receive Individualized Education Plan (IEP)-driven and as-needed counseling. Character education is also incorporated into the schedule. The students typically can benefit from smaller classes and more individualized attention academically. Students benefit from hands-on and real life learning as well as community-based instruction.
A Message from the Principal
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking forward to a school year filled with opportunities to provide our students with experiences that will influence their social, emotional and academic growth. It is an exciting time to be a Gateway High School student, as our program relocated to 304 East Midland Avenue, Paramus, during the 2020-2021 school year. In order to provide quality educational services to our Gateway students, the new facility includes a full size gymnasium, brand-new classroom furnishings and state of the art technology.
As always, the Gateway High School program focuses on supporting both the academic and behavioral needs of our students. This is accomplished through small group classes that provide our students with exposure to grade level curriculum in a structured academic environment. A program wide behavior management system is implemented in order to help support our students’ needs. Both individual and group counseling are available for all our students.
We pride ourselves on our ability to help our students successfully meet their transition goals. Students who are interested in entering the work force are assigned a BCSS Job Coach their Junior year. A variety of jobs can be sampled. As Seniors, students may be eligible for an internship. For our students whose transition goals include two or four year colleges, we provide services through our BCSS Post-Secondary Counselor. The Counselor can help explore a variety of colleges and assist in the application process.
We look forward to working with families and local districts in order to provide a successful academic experience for all our students