Gateway to College at Durham Tech Community College is an educational option for Durham Public Schools (DPS) students between the ages of 16-21 who have dropped out of high school but have a desire to get back on track and earn a diploma. What makes Gateway to College truly unique is that our students will not only have a second chance to earn a high school diploma, but Gateway participants will also be earning college credits. Yes…college credits!
Education = Life Options
Education has never been more important. In today’s global economy, more than 80 percent of the fastest growing jobs will require education or training beyond high school. Additionally, adults without at least a high school diploma are twice as likely to be unemployed. Therefore, without at least a high school diploma, a person's life options can be limited.
Durham Tech Gateway to College offers an educational alternative for students who have not had success in other learning environments. We provide an array of support services to assist students in meeting their academic and life goals. We are looking for students who are motivated to achieve, willing to work extremely hard, and driven to earn a high school diploma and a college degree.