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 gtc.edu/earn-credit. 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.