All Kinds of News for April 05, 2017
On March 29th & 30th, Gateway Academy hosted members of the AdvanceEd Accreditation review team (www.advanc-ed.org) as the final step in the renewal of our Academic Accreditation. Gateway Academy is licensed by the state of Utah as a Residential Treatment Center, and conducts an annual licensing review with the Department of Health and Human Services. Academic accreditation is equally as important to the success of the program at Gateway. Gateway’s Academic Program initially received formal accreditation in 2011. Gateway offers a teacher-directed college preparatory curriculum. All credits earned are fully transferrable. Students learn in traditional classrooms that follow the core curriculum for each subject, and Gateway teachers are specialists, certified in their individual subject areas. Providing these learning opportunities is essential to the growth and development of Gateway Academy students, allowing them the confidence and skill set to transition into traditional academic settings, colleges and universities following graduation.
The Academic leadership team and faculty dedicated time and energy to a successful Accreditation review process. Gateway Academy passed with flying colors, receiving the highest marks possible, and a 5 year Accreditation. Notable positive feedback was given in the areas of leadership and communication. The review team commended the Academy for excellent communication standards involving all stakeholders both internally and externally. Gateway students, families and alumni were involved in the Accreditation review with the review team gathering feedback from various members of the community. Academic Director Matt Smith shared that “the accreditation process created an invigorating opportunity for our academic team to pause in their daily routine, and to come together to more clearly articulate what it is that we do in the classroom with our students. We walked away with a more clear purpose and mission, highlighted by the positive feedback gathered from evaluation by an outside and objective third party.”
About Gateway Academy:Gateway Academy in Utah, is dedicated to the healthy development and healing of adolescent boys and their families. We provide a safe and nurturing environment through five integrated programs: Therapy, Academics, Community, Outdoor Education and Fitness. With integrity and respect, we help students feel empowered and valued, build healthy relationships, make thoughtful decisions, develop life skills, become life-long learners and achieve their personal best.