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*2008 - 34%, State - 39% <ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/school_assessments/7442/2008-2009_pssa_and_ayp_results/600286 |title=Report PSSA Science by school and grade 2008 |author=Pennsylvania Department of Education |year=2008}}</ref>
 
==College Remediationremediation==
According to a [[Pennsylvania Department of Education]] study released in January 2009, 28% of Gateway School District graduates required remediation in mathematics and reading before they were prepared to take college level courses in the [[Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education]] or community colleges.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.scribd.com/doc/23970364/Pennsylvania-College-Remediation-Report |title=Pennsylvania College Remediation Report |author=Pennsylvania Department of Education |date=January 2009 }}{{dead link|date=October 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}</ref> Less than 66% of Pennsylvania high school graduates who enroll in a four-year college in Pennsylvania will earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Among Pennsylvania high school graduates pursuing an associate degree, only one in three graduate in three years.<ref>National Center for Education Statistics</ref> Per the [[Pennsylvania Department of Education]], one in three recent high school graduates who attend Pennsylvania's public universities and community colleges takes at least one remedial course in math, reading or English.
 
For the 2009-10 funding year, the school district received a state grant of $33,833 for the program.<ref>Pennsylvania Department of Education Dual Enrollment Fall Grants 2009-10. August 2009</ref>
 
==Graduation Requirementsrequirements==
The Gateway School District School Board has determined that a student must earn 23 credits to graduate including: English 4 credits, Social Studies 3 credits, Science 3 credits, Mathematics 3 credits, Information Technology 0.5 credit, Arts/Humanities 2 credits, Health 0.5 credit, Physical Education 1 credit and Electives 6 credits.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.gatewayk12.org/files/academicstandardsandassessmentreportapril16.pdf |title=Gateway School District Strategic Plan - Academic Standards and Assessment Report |author=Gateway School District Administration |date=April 16, 2008 |access-date=2011-07-11 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110930183948/http://www.gatewayk12.org/files/academicstandardsandassessmentreportapril16.pdf |archive-date=2011-09-30 |dead-url=yes |df= }}</ref>
 
By Pennsylvania School Board regulations, for the graduating classes 2019, students must demonstrate successful completion of secondary level course work in Algebra I, Biology, English Composition, and Literature for which the Keystone Exams serve as the final course exams. Students’ Keystone Exam scores shall count for at least one-third of the final course grade.<ref>{{cite web |url=https://www.scribd.com/doc/47925315/Pennsylvania-Keystone-Exams-Overview-Sept-2010 |title=Pennsylvania Keystone Exams Overview |author=Pennsylvania Department of Education |date=September 2011 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20140223121245/http://www.scribd.com/doc/47925315/Pennsylvania-Keystone-Exams-Overview-Sept-2010 |archivedate=2014-02-23 |df= }}</ref>
 
==Voluntary Communitycommunity Serviceservice==
The Social Studies Department manages a community service program. Active student volunteers earn extra credit points in their Social Studies class and end of year awards. The program operates throughout the school year and over the summer months. It offers a concentrated leadership-training program during four weeks in the summer and volunteering efforts are conducted year round.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.gatewayk12.org/default.aspx?id=157 |title=Gateway High School Community Service Program |author=Gateway High School Social Studies Department |access-date=2011-07-11 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20110930184011/http://www.gatewayk12.org/default.aspx?id=157 |archive-date=2011-09-30 |dead-url=yes |df= }}</ref>
 
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