AT&T Contributes $100,000 to Help San Francisco Students Successfully Transition From Middle School to High School
Funding To Support Programs At Gateway High School Designed To Improve High School Success
The funding will support the Freshman Transitions Seminar, reading support, and math-readiness programs to help ensure the academic success and matriculation of incoming Freshman students. The programs reinforce learning skills that are crucial to student success, including understanding school expectations and requirements, and improving students’ ability to access and take advantage of school resources. The support programs are helping Gateway High School students successfully transition into, and graduate from, high school.
“At AT&T, our primary area of philanthropic support is education. We believe it’s critically important to assure that our young people have the skills they need to be successful in school,” said
Gateway High School has been recognized as one of eight exemplary charter schools in the country in the book, Charter High Schools Closing the Achievement Gap: Innovations in Education, and is recognized as a model, college preparatory school. The school serves students from over 100 middle schools, with a diverse student population reflective of San Francisco’s diversity. Recent student population included 23% African American, 23% Latino, 23% Asian, and 28% White. In addition, more than a third of Gateway students will be the first in their family to attend college.
“Gateway is dedicated to student success – in high school, and beyond,” said
“Gateway High School is making a real difference in the lives of underserved young people in our city,” said
In the Fall of 2008, AT&T announced its signature initiative, AT&T Aspire, to help address high school success and workforce readiness. AT&T has committed
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