Sunday, March 21, 2021

Gateway Early College High School Extends Spring Break

High School Classes will return on Wednesday March 24th

Due to challenges with the Maricopa Community Colleges Information Systems, Gateway Early College High School will need to extend Spring Break 2021 for two additional days. Students will not be required to connect for classes on Monday March 22nd or Tuesday March 23rd.

Asynchronous classes will be held Wednesday March 24th through Friday March 26th. Students will need to connect with their asynchronous classes in order to be considered present. Students who have previously been participating in classes on campus will need to connect from home or other WIFI supported areas as there will not be WIFI support available on campus during that time.

Students will be contacted by Tuesday evening March 23rd with information and links to allow them to connect to their asynchronous classes.

It is our hope that all of the college system's Information Systems will be back online and that regular instruction on campus and online will return to normal by Monday March 29th.

Many students have not been able to access their Maricopa Student Email accounts. We will continue to provide information through REMIND text messages and outcalls. Please continue to share information within our GWECHS community with those who might not have access to this information.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Thank you Mr. Boyd

Recognizing our Principal Stacey Q. Boyd during Black History Month.
Thanks Mr. Boyd for all you do for our students, staff and families.

Celebrate Black History Month – GWECHS Principal Stacey Boyd

Q) What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month provides an "intentional" opportunity for all people to reflect on the history and contributions of African Americans to our country. Black History Month is also a reminder of the progress that us as African Americans have made throughout history, Civil Rights, Segregation, Jim Crow, and to acknowledge the pioneers who have come before us, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, Malcolm X, Garrett Morgan, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman just to name a few.  

Q) How do you feel like you impact the African American Community with the work you are doing?

As an African American leader in the field of education, I have the pleasure of serving my immediate community of students, staff and parents by encouraging cultural change within our environment, empowering our parents to participate in their teenagers’ learning, students to apply their knowledge beyond school and for teachers to use inspirational language of success. The long-term vision is to create a community of support to ensure our students become college and career graduates. Outside of my immediate community I serve as the President of a School Board which allows me the opportunity to utilize my knowledge and experience to support school leaderships in their development.

Q) How has your African American heritage or culture shaped your life and who you are?

A college professor once asked, “How do you, as a black male in today's society, fail an African American Literature course at a college level? Do you know who you are?” It took a semester of reflecting, asking myself daily, "Who are you?" Finally understanding that the question posed by the professor was not meant to be literal, but was meant to be thought provoking. It was to inspire me as a young African American male to seek knowledge of the accomplishments of the African American pioneers before me, to look at the greatness in which I come, and to value the contributions in which African Americans before me were willing to die for. Through this one experience I have learned, to carry myself with dignity, to live life with integrity and to never forget, "who I am!" 

Q) What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome? 

One of the biggest challenges that I face on a daily basis, is knowing that I may not be given the benefit of the doubt due to my skin color. When I leave my home, I do not walk around with a sign that reads, “Mr. Boyd, Principal, business owner, college graduate, or father of the Arizona State Track & Field Champion”. I am just another black man to some. I learned at a very young age that racism is alive and well. My experiences as a patron in certain areas confirm that I am not viewed as my male counterpart, who can walk into a restaurant or an upscale boutique with jeans and flip-flops and instantly be overwhelmed with greetings upon entrance. I've found that jeans and flip-flops will get me overlooked, and in some instances, ignored. In retrospect, slacks, a button-down shirt and a tie will usually get me a “hello”. The image that the media has placed on African Americans; particularly African American males continue to perpetuate racial stereotypes. With an education, awareness, and an understanding of the social climate, I have learned to overcome the ignorance of racial profiling and have confidence in my ability to articulate my feelings when encountering discrimination and predjudice. 

Q) What I would you share with young African Americans? 

I would tell our young African Americans that we too have a place in this society. We are philanthropists, doctors, lawyers, artists, scientists, athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs and educational leaders. We are valuable contributors and leaders of our communities. I will continue to ask, “How will you impact your community? Most importantly, ask yourself, who are you?” 

Friday, December 11, 2020

Finals Week Schedule We'll Be There For You

 Finals Week Asynchronous Class Schedule  

Monday 12/14/20 through Thursday 12/17/20

Students will connect with teachers at normal class times to take attendance and be prepared to finish final exams when given.

Friday 12/18/20

Students will connect with their Check and Connect Group at 8:00 am for attendance and final check in. From there students and teachers will connect to the grade level celebrations at the times indicated:

9th Grade Celebration 8:30 am Click Here to Enter the 9th Grade Celebration

10th Grade Celebration 8:30 am Click Here to Enter the 10th Grade Celebration

11th Grade Celebration 9:30 am Click Here to Enter the 11th Grade Celebration

12th Grade Celebration 9:30 am Click Here to Enter the 12th Grade Celebration

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Tales of GWECHS Geckos - It all starts here

Gateway Early College High School Students and Staff were welcomed into December with a new look to their high school website.

"We wanted something that reflected who we are and showcases our accomplishments"-Stacey Boyd, Principal. 

Students will find all of their familiar links to FamilyLink and Canvas as well as the Maricopa student email on the front page. Every teacher will be able to highlight what's happening in their classes and share links to important information with their students.  Community members will find important tools for enrollment and links to request transcripts.  Student Activities are highlighted with pictures and descriptions of recent events. Check out a video of one of our recent graduates in the STUDENT SPOTLIGHT area. 

Teri Carroll, High School Social Worker and Family Advocate is especially excited about the chance to reach out to students and their families through this blog.  We hope that students will subscribe to the blog to receive ongoing updates and news about the high school and college. There is also a translation button for families who communicate in other languages on our campus.  We want to make information accessible to all of our families.

Watch for updates to the website and other news coming soon!

Comment below your thoughts on the new website or any recommendations for us to add in the future.  

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