Gateway to College at Laney


Gateway to College at Laney is an alternative high school that provides Bay Area 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 through concurrent enrollment. Gateway has partnered with Oakland Unified School District and Peralta Community Colleges since 2009.  The program provides “At Promise” Alameda County students with the resources and mentorship needed to recover credits while concurrently taking transferable college courses.

At Gateway, students receive holistic support to explore their life goals in a space that encourages growth and the development of a personalized education plan. Additional programming provides students with the opportunity to attend field trips, skills work shops, and participate in student life on the Laney campus.


  • Complete high school diploma with only 190 high school credits
  • Receive an accredited OUSD high school diploma upon completion
  • Get comprehensive student service support
  • Personalized education planning
  • FREE tuition
  • FREE class materials and supplies
  • FREE textbooks

Interest List is NOW OPEN!

Information Sessions are a great way for prospective students and supporters to learn about Gateway’s structure, requirements, and expectation. Sessions will be held via zoom with select dates on the Laney Campus.
Info sessions sign up

If you cannot attend any of the dates above, please contact our Front Office for individual information session appointments and questions.

What Happens Next?

  • After signing up for an info session our main office will be in contact to send out all reminders and necessary links
  • Upon completion of an info session, interested students may submit an application for enrollment in the upcoming semester
  • Students who meet the initial eligibility requirements must attend future evaluation sessions


Cohort Model

Gateway promotes success and readiness by grouping students into learning communities for their first term. Resources specialists work directly with their cohorts to promote a sense of guidance and community for students. After successfully completing their Foundation semester, students transition to taking classes with the general Laney student population. Resource Specialists work with students to focus on a pathway or major that aligns with the completion of credits.