If you are an 8th grader applying for the incoming 9th grade lottery, you will complete the 9th Grade Lottery Application. Please carefully review the following description of the application process for our incoming ninth grade class.
Step One: Get to Know Gateway
There are many ways to get to know Gateway. Our website is an excellent resource for learning more about our school. We also offer a variety of enrollment events, which you can read more about below. Visit our enrollment events calendar to learn about upcoming event dates and registration information.
Enrollment Open Houses
Our enrollment open houses provide a great opportunity to: meet Principal Michael Fuller, attend information sessions hosted by Gateway faculty in each subject area, get to know current Gateway families, as well as learn more about the school's mission and academic program. No RSVP is necessary to attend. All open houses take place at Gateway High School, located at 1430 Scott Street (between Geary and O'Farrell).
Shadow Visits (Prospective Students Only)
Visit us during the school day and shadow a Gateway student, tour the school, and attend an information session. Spaces are limited. Click here to sign up for a Shadow Visit.
Daytime School Tours (Prospective Families)
Visit us during the school day to tour the school, visit classrooms, and attend an information session. Spaces are limited. Click here to sign up for a School Tour.
Community Enrollment Events
SFUSD Enrollment Fair from Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at John O'Connell High School *NEW LOCATION 2355 Folsom Street.
Step Two: Create an Admissions Account
To begin the Gateway High School application process, you must create an admissions account. Incoming 9th Grade Lottery Applicants will have instant access to lottery results.
Step Three: Submit your Application
The application deadline for the 9th grade lottery is January 16, 2015. For entry into the wait pool there is no deadline, however we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.
You can obtain an application to Gateway in many places: Our online application is available here. Also, you may obtain a paper application at our main office located at 1430 Scott Street (between Geary and O'Farrell), at enrollment events, from your school counselor or by downloading one from our website.
For wait pool applicants, there is no application deadline. By submitting part one of the application, you will automatically be entered into the wait pool. Part two: the following supplemental forms are due (for wait pool applicants only) to Gateway as soon as possible:
- Academic Record Release Form
- Resource Teacher/Special Ed Teacher Input Form (and all documentation of Special Education Plan if applicable)
Step Four (For Lottery Applicants): Lottery Results
Lottery results will be posted to your admissions account and mailed directly to your home. Please pay close attention to deadlines for submitting your enrollment decision.
Step Five (For Lottery Applicants): Post-Lottery Registration
Gateway receives 600 applicants for 125 spots in the incoming 9th grade class. If you are selected through the lottery, you will need to notify us of your enrollment decision and if you choose to enroll, you must complete your registration. If you are not selected through the lottery, you will have the option of joining the wait pool and you will receive further instruction at that time.