Gateway to Success Academy prepares for open house, start of classes

Back to school season is upon us, and nobody is more excited than the staff of Mason County’s newest educational institute — Gateway to Success Academy.

G2S, at 526 N. Scottville Road, will kick off its first semester of classes on Sept. 6

Not your typical school, G2S emphasizes project-based, collaborative learning. Students are able to participate in a variety of areas of specialty outside of typical core subjects, including mechanics, photography, digital art, welding and audio recording.

“It’s just a completely different instructional method. One of the things that you see with a project-based learning environment, it’s more based on skills than a traditional environment. And that doesn’t mean it doesn’t focus heavily on content as well, but it really is a higher integration of meaningful skills and core-area content,” said superintendent and principal Jamie Bandstra. “I think we’ll have a very different school climate.

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