GATEWAY LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
GATEWAY LEGACY ACADEMY Several years ago, Gateway experienced the same frustrations that schools across the United States encounter everyday. Students are not engaging due to a number of reasons; teacher personality conflicts, different learning levels, classroom disruptions from other students and various other reasons. This leads to students not connecting and failing to love the learning process in our education system.
Melissa Morrison Co-Founder
We know teachers and administrators work tirelessly to meet the needs of all students. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to utilize tools and resources to leverage technology in ways that improve student outcomes.
firsthand that all districts, schools, and students have unique needs that We’ve seen can’t be met with a one-size-fits-all solution. With that in mind, we dedicated our efforts to creating powerful, but flexible products and solutions that give students the personalization and engagement they need to succeed. With our transition to a new campus, we are taking everything to the next level. As we moved into a University campus, our students will enjoy a historic campus, top level athletic fields and access to top training in athletics and business. There will be recreational areas, recording studios, training centers, many classrooms for learning and too many amenities to list at once. This is the vision that was initiated as the school was launched with humble beginnings. We invite you to take a moment and read over the next few pages and learn how your child’s world of education will expand at Gateway Legacy Christian Academy. To learn more about enrollment, visit us online at: www.gatewaylegacyprep.com. See why our Lions ROAR! Sincerely, Melissa Morrison Melissa Morrison, Co-Founder
WHO WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Our Philosophy At Gateway Legacy Christian Academy, we motivate and encourage youth and teens to aspire to high goals in the areas of academics, athletics and social skills.
What We Offer: • • • • •
Athletic Training Strength & Conditioning ACT & TOEFL Prep AP Classes College Recruiting
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Room & Board Travel Tournaments College Campus Visits ESL Classes
Our Students Receive Offers To: • • • • • • • • • • • •
Harvard University Indiana State University University of New Mexico Dartmouth University University of Wyoming Ball State University Syracuse University McKendree University University of Pennsylvania Pacific University Greenville University University of South Carolina
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University of Illinois Michigan State University Central Michigan University Southern Illinois University North Dakota State University University of Wisconsin Robert Morris University University Of Florida Bowling Green University Florida International University University of Mississippi And More….
Gateway Legacy Christian Academy
700 Howdershell Rd., Hazelwood, MO 63031
Mission & Vision Gateway Legacy Chris0an Academy is an elite college preparatory academy for students K -‐ 12. We mo0vate and encourage youth and teens to aspire to high goals in the areas of academics, athle0cs and social skills. We believe every person has God-‐given talents and our purpose is to help you discover and unlock the poten0al that exists within your talents and giEs. "The Mission of Gateway Legacy Chris0an Academy is to develop world changers, innovators and leaders with a passion to pursue purpose.”
"The Vision of Gateway Legacy Chris0an Academy is to be the na0on's BEST resource for people development in 3 key areas: Sports, Business, Medical." IMAGINE… A classroom where a student and teacher form a posi0ve rela0onship before learning begins. Gateway Legacy Chris0an Academy is a private preparatory academy that unlocks social, emo0onal, and academic growth in every kid. See how we’ve changed the lives of students and their families through our personalized approach. To Encounter God's Presence “You make known to me the path of life. In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” -‐ Psalm 16:11
Delivering Hope and Vision "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." -‐Jeremiah 29:11
Inspiring Excellence and True Performance “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” Ma_hew 22:37 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” Proverbs 9:9 “Give instruc0on to a wise man, and he will be s0ll wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.” -‐ Timothy 2:15
Growth With Leadership Development "Love and truth form a good leader; sound leadership is founded on loving integrity." -‐ Proverbs 20:28 "Be responsive to your pastoral leaders. Listen to their counsel. They are alert to the condi0on of your lives and work under the strict supervision of God. Contribute to the joy of their leadership, not its drudgery. Why would you want to make things harder for them?" -‐ Hebrews 13:17
Serving Families, Students and CommuniFes
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the ﬂesh, but through love serve one another.” -‐ Gala0ans 5:13 “As each has received a giE, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:10 “even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -‐ Ma_hew 20:28 “But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. -‐ Luke 22:26
Middle School Overview
An example of the reading list for our middle school includes:
Island of Blue Dolphins
• Number the Stars • Amos Fortune • Carry on, Mr. Bowditch • Heidi • Because of Winn-Dixie • Little House on the Prairie • Frindle • The Chronicles of Narnia • Holes • The Lightning Thief
Middle school is an exci0ng 0me for children and for parents. It is a 0me that also can be ﬁlled with pressure and anxiety. Middle school students are on their way to becoming independent, developing their own interests, and preparing for high school and beyond. At Gateway, your child will spend this 0me exploring the world of academics in exci0ng, hands-‐on daily tasks paired with tradi0onal learning. Leadership will be a large focus of the student’s daily ac0vi0es and will build a founda0on of success to last a life0me. Our teaching and support staﬀ understand that every child is unique and learns at their own pace. Our curriculum and tes0ng is designed to help every child succeed! Here is what you should know about today's middle school kids, and what you can expect during these transi0onal years: “Tweens” face many challenges during the middle school years such as puberty, bullying, da0ng and other issues. It is no wonder so many preteens struggle with anxiety or exhibit behavioral problems. Self-‐esteem may suﬀer during middle school, as students compare themselves with their peers. Gateway partners with your family to navigate these transforma0ve 0mes in your child’s life. We invite you to come and visit with us. Come take a tour and see how your family will beneﬁt by becoming a part of the Gateway FAMILY! Here is a sneak peek of what is in store for the 2020/2021 school year at Gateway! Our Elementary and Middle school classes are housed in the historic white building located on the back side of our campus. This beau0ful building was the ﬁrst college west of the Mississippi in the United States, built in 1840. It is now named the Kenneth House aEer Gateway founders’ son, Gregory Kenneth Morrison. We share his story with students throughout the school year. His life impacts the basis of why we are so passionate about young people and helping them change the world. Each year our two main classrooms will be transformed into a magical learning environment in keeping with a new theme. The theme for 2020-‐2021 is “A Life of Wonder!” One classroom will become larger than life, ﬁlled with life size classic games! The walls will come to life with skill building fun! Our other classroom will take us down the rabbit hole into “Alice in WONDERland”! This room will keep our students ﬁlled with the wonder and love for educa0on! There is a place, like no place on earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say, to survive it, you need to be as mad as a ha>er. Which luckily, I am. – Alice in Wonderland
Micro Electives These are a cornerstone of our elementary and middle school program! These electives are a hands-on explosion of FUN! Electives last two to four weeks of the school year and immerse students into the world of creativity all while learning to explore new worlds of learning. Each of these electives will be presented to our students with FUN class names that will have your child forgetting that this is actual learning! HERO FORCE As a member of the Hero Force, students are asked to show compassion outside the classroom through meaningful community service. This is what we refer to as Hero Force. This amazing program connects academic learning to community problem solving. Hero Force encompasses opportunities for the whole child to grow and flourish beyond the classroom walls. As a result, Hero Force creates a well-rounded caring student body.
What are the benefits of Hero Force?
Serving others is beneficial to the student, family, student body, and community! Community service experiences that include interaction in the community, are interesting and relevant to the student, and are valued activities in the community, can increase a student’s academic achievement and attachment, motivation, and engagement in school. Overall, participation in meaningful community service can: Build character, relationships, and social skills Grow empathy Develop an increased sense of social responsibility Provide an opportunity to apply academic learning to real human needs Strengthen organizational and leadership abilities Train teens to become innovative citizens, people who see beyond surface causes and effect change in their communities and beyond Promote tolerance Provide services for communities they otherwise might not have Open doors to career possibilities So much more! VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS Weekly, our classroom will whisk students into another world via Virtual Field trips. Students will explore learning opportunities they may not ever get the opportunity to experience otherwise. And it can all happen from the comfort of our classrooms. We will travel to new worlds and unique adventures from Mount Rushmore to the Amazon. These amazing days will quickly become students’ favorite times in the learning year! The first day of school students will receive their passport book of all the places they will experience during the school year. CLASS TRIP This year our students will travel to Orlando for four days of exciting learning and team building. Students will be able to fundraise to pay for the cost of this amazing trip.
Micro Electives • Animation • Film Production • Music Production • Audio Production • Video Game Development • Cooking • Home Economics • Sign Language • Journalism • Student Council • Horticulture • Zoology • 3-D Art • Painting • Robotics • Wood working
WHY GLCA? • 97% of our graduates receive offers and scholarships to universities around the country • Our graduates received offers to Ivy League and D1 Universities • Top education from Instructors in small groups and one on one instruction • Top counseling from on-site administrators • Online and Onsite Elite Preparatory Academy • Top 5 Soccer Program in the Country • College Recruiters come to us to view our candidates • We win • We help YOU win!
Emotional Skills Class is a part of everyday learning! Selfawareness, impulse control, empathy, teamwork, and responsible decision-making are just some of the social and emotional skills that help students succeed in and out of school. Unfortunately, many students are not currently developing these skills on a regular basis. At Gateway, we use a life-changing curriculum called Habitudes! The Habitudes for Social and Emotional Learning curriculum uses memorable imagery, real-life stories, and practical experiences to teach timeless skills in a way that is relevant to students today. Students are constantly using images to communicate via emojis, Instagram, and Snapchat. Why not utilize their favorite language to bridge the gap between learning and real-life application as part of your social emotional learning program? Habitudes helps students: Develop habits of self-discipline and initiative Implement time management skills to do what really counts Plan for personal growth outside the classroom Identify their unique strengths and passions for a healthy selfimage Many more social and emotional skills
Study Groups / Homework As middle school students prepare for high school, it is even more important than ever for them to develop proper study skills as well as learn how to work together with others. While we do not want our students to have to spend long periods of time every night bogged down with homework and parents stressed with trying to re-learn subjects so they can help their child with homework, we do understand that a certain amount of homework actually helps develop good study habits. Therefore we utilize ZOOM for study groups, with groups available 3 nights a week and an hour on Fridays.
Leadership/Bible Math Spelling Reading Handwriting History English Spanish Art Music Physical Fitness Emotional Skills Virtual Field Trips
Leadership/Bible Math Basic Economics English Spanish History Reading Science Speech Spelling/Vocabulary Writing
Curriculum 6th Grade
Leadership/Bible Math English Science Spanish Handwriting / Writing Art Music Reading Speech / Drama Spelling / Vocabulary Literature Life Skills
Leadership/Bible Pre-Algebra US History Understanding Politics Handwriting Music Art Speech Writing Science Reading
Writing: Clearwater Press
Bible: Drive through history
Math: Teaching Textbooks/Life of Fred
Handwriting: Miss Jaimeot
English: Institute Excellence in Writing
Economics: Dave Ramsey
Leadership: My mindset matters
ACADEMIC RESOURCES & FACILITIES SCHOOL
Historic college campus that has many classrooms unique and traditional to learn in.
ATHLETIC FIELDS & ELITE TRAINING With a soccer field, gyms, and training centers close to campus, our athletes have time to dedicate to consistent training.
RECREATIONAL SPACE With outdoor lounges, hammocks, Homework CafÃ© and places to play, our students enjoy campus life.
CAMPUS LIFE LEARNING
Dedicated athletic fields and school with classes, office space, gym, and training center allow students to focus on training and curriculum as they prepare for University.
LIVING With an intensive training program and fun, extra-curricular activities planned throughout the year, students and athletes will invest their time into creating life-long memories.
Preparing Innovators and Leaders For The Future
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