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Academic Development

Whether you need to finish your high school education, learn or improve your English, take a refresher class or obtain support for your academic journey, Gateway Technical College is here to help. We have expert instructors that work with you in whatever area you need the most support.

The following support programs are available for students: Adult Basic EducationAdult High School, and English Language Learners (ELL).

To take advantage of one of these programs or use one of Gateway’s Adult Learning Centers, students must register for an orientation. During the orientation, students will take an assessment test to determine their skill level. They will also learn about the several programs Gateway has to offer. All programs are free for Wisconsin residents. 

Adult High School

Gateway’s Adult High School program is designed for those 18 years or older who want to attain their high school diploma. Public school districts in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties participate in this program (subject to approval from the local high school).

Admission Requirements

Potential students who are interested in the program can apply for admission by completing Gateway's online Admission Application. There is no application fee required. Contact your former high school and have your official transcript mailed to Admissions, Gateway at 400 County Rd. H Elkhorn, WI 53121.

Once you have applied, make an appointment with a Gateway Adult High School Advisor to review your official high school transcripts and receive course recommendations to complete high school credits for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation 17 credits are required for completion of the program. These include:

  • English – 4 credits
  • U.S. History – 1 credit
  • Mathematics – 1.5 credits
  • Science - 1.5 credits
  • Social Studies – 1 credit
  • Electives – 8 credits

** Students who attend Kenosha Unified school district should contact the Kenosha Campus Adult High School Advisor for additional graduation requirements.


Qualifying students must also attend at least one term of a graded class at Gateway in order to receive the Adult High School diploma. Information concerning which classes are suitable for this credit can be obtained from an Adult High School Advisor or Marshlli Hamilton, (262) 619-6670​.


All program graduates will have their official diploma sent to them 6-8 weeks after their final semester. Graduates are also encouraged to attend the graduation ceremony in May. Please note: there will be one graduation ceremony in May, for the combined graduates of the school year.