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Gateway to College Center – Home Page

Gateway to College Center – Home Page


Our Mission

The Gateway to College Center is a community space that provides High School students with an opportunity to experience success in an academically rigorous, supportive and safe environment as they pursue their high school diplomas and transition into college. The Gateway to College Center believes that High School students should have the opportunity and ability to experience a college going culture, while obtaining college credits and having a full college experience through our Alternative High School Program or our Early College Credit Program.




  • The Gateway to College Center promotes student success and readiness by grouping students into learning communities, while providing holistic support and programming to successfully complete college courses. The Gateway to College Center caters High School students to their unique needs. Either not receiving their full potential and/or want to experience a College Going – High School culture centered on the needs of our High School Community.


  • High School Students have the option to Apply to our Full Time Alternative High School Program 


(Fall 2023 Enrollment NOW OPEN)

Note: Fall 2023 Programming will not commence until Monday August 14th, 2023

Application Links Below:

Alternative High School Interest List – Click Here

Hours of Operation (Spring 2023)

(In Person – Hours of Operation)

Monday through Friday: 9 AM – 3 PM


(Online – Hours of Operation)

Monday through Friday: 9 AM – 3 PM



Updated Temporary- Contact Information

Due to the transition to ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES, Gateway to College Staff will be using TEMPORARY Online Phone Numbers. 

We will try our best to contact you as soon as possible and appreciate your patience!


Gateway to College – Front Office

Staff Assistant

Senait Y.


Temporary Phone: 510-766-0092/ Office 510-986-6941


Gateway to College – Counselor

Mayra Murillo


Temporary Phone: 415-562-6034


Gateway to College – Success Coaches

Michael Cruz


Temporary Phone: 510-545-3603

Omar Esteban Ramos


Temporary Phone: 510-730-1676


Gateway to College – Director

William Ramos Ochoa


Note: The above phone numbers are Temporary and will change back to our regular point of contact as soon as the program is able to work On-Site. If you are having issues contacting our Temporary Contact Information, please default to contacting our Front Office Email at or contact 510-986-6941 and leave a voicemail. We will contact you as soon as we can.