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Gateway to hold online information night for high school academies

Welding in HS Academy

Gateway Technical College will hold an online information night event 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 for those interested in attending one of the college’s high school academies for the 2021-22 Academic Year.

The academies are a way for high school students to earn college credit in key, in-demand career fields. Classes are held on Gateway sites and taught by Gateway instructors free of charge to the students.

The seven different academies to be held in 2021-22 are Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Criminal Justice, IT-Data Analytics, General Studies, Nursing, SMART Manufacturing and Welding.

For more information on high school academies and to access the link to join the virtual information night, go to Students and parents can learn more about the academies and meet Gateway staff at the event.

Many academy students save $2,000 in college tuition costs and can apply those credits toward a degree at Gateway or other colleges. During the 2019-20 Academic Year, 35 students from across Gateway’s three-county district earned a total of 567 credits in the academies, saving $113,403.71. Several students earned a Gateway diploma before graduating high school.

Academies are spread out over the college’s three-county district of Kenosha County, Racine County and Walworth County.