Gates School is for students with dyslexia and other primary reading challenges to open the gates to their individual academic potential in an environment that empowers students to develop a positive and socially conscious self-image. As an Alternative Education Campus (AEC), our mission is to serve this population of students who have unique needs and characteristics best addressed through multi-sensory, evidence-based, explicit instruction.
The focus of the school is on students who:
Any of the above documentation submitted with this application will help to indicate your student’s area(s) of deficits and needs as well as inform alignment with the school’s primary focus, mission, and enrollment procedures. If you need assistance in obtaining documentation, please contact Gates School at email@example.com.
If no documentation is available, a screening session by Gates School representatives to assess critical areas of reading skills and/or achievement will be administered as part of the admission process at no cost to your family. A Gates School representative will contact you to schedule the screening session. Any documentation can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Gates School, c/o Stephanie Sams, 3003 Dunes West Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC, 29466.
Completing this application will begin your child’s admission process at Gates School. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted from October 1, 2020 until December 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm. If the number of applications completed exceeds the number of available seats, a public lottery will be held in January 2021. You will be notified of the lottery date and time by Gates School.
If the number of applications does not exceed the number of seats available, your child will be given a seat at Gates School. Once all seats have been awarded, either through simple admission or lottery, a waiting list will be established.
Please note: For the 2021-2022 school year, Gates School will serve students in grades 1st-5th.