Gateway to Success Academy (G2S) is a free public charter school open to all 6 through 12th grade students. Similar to all other public schools, there is no cost or tuition to attend.
A charter school is a public school that is given permission by the state to operate as a new local school district. Because of their size, charter schools are typically more flexible with their approach to education and tailor learning experiences to meet the needs of individual students.
We serve students from all eight districts of the West Shore Educational Service District (WSESD), including Baldwin, Hart, Ludington, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Pentwater, Shelby, and Walkerville. Busing to G2S is provided on a contracted basis with Ludington, Hart, Mason County Eastern, and Baldwin.
G2S does not discriminate in admissions policies or practices on the basis of intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as handicapped person, religion, creed, race, sex, or national origin.
The first step to becoming a G2S student is to enroll.
Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Enrollment is capped at 165 students for the 2020-2021 school year.
The first step for enrollment is to complete an enrollment form. You can get a copy of the form in three ways:
Pick up a printed form from our facility
G2S is now enrolling students for the upcoming school year.
NOTE: Due to Michigan Executive Order, Open Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is from
June 8th through June 19th, 2020.
All charter schools are required to have an open enrollment period. Our typical open enrollment begins in April.
If more applications are received than available spaces during the open enrollment period, all applications received will be given equal priority by using a lottery to select students.
If spaces are still available when Open Enrollment ends, enrollment will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students can be enrolled throughout the school year.
Once we have met our capacity, students are placed on a waiting list in the order their applications were received.