Frequently Asked Questions
What is G2S?
Gateway to success academy (G2S) is a charter school designed to serve as an alternative education option for all eight districts of the West Shore Educational Service District; including Baldwin, Hart, Ludington, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, Pentwater, Shelby, and Walkerville.
What is a charter school?
A charter school is a public school that is given permission by the state to operate within the boundaries of another school district.
Who is eligible to attend G2S?
G2S is a public school. This means we are open to all 6-12th-grade level students. While G2S does have a targeted student base that we feel to be well suited for our environment, we are willing to work with you to see if G2S will be a good fit for you.
What is the cost to enroll at G2S?
G2S is completely free, similar to all other public schools.
Will G2S students be able to participate in sports?
Unfortunately, no. G2S will not have a sports program this year. Students cannot join teams from other districts.
Will G2S offer programs like band or art?
Initially, G2S will not be offering band classes. We do plan to develop and integrate these programs into our curriculum. Art is included and encouraged in our curriculum.
Why enroll in open enrollment?
Enrollment is capped at 125 students for the 2017-2018 school year. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis during open enrollment. By law, if the maximum about of students is reached for any grade level, then slots will be subject to a lottery process. However, if the maximum number of students is reached at any time after open enrollment, then students enrolled during open enrollment are guaranteed a spot. Any remaining slots will be given to students on a first-come, first-served basis.
The best way to guarantee a spot is to enroll today.