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GATEWAY SPORTS ACADEMY Several years ago, GLCA 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 Headmaster

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.

We’ve seen firsthand that all districts, schools, and students have unique needs that 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. Uninspiring, disengaged classrooms were eliminated. With a desire to remove the complacency of the status quo and a passionate belief in the power of positive relationships, GLCA has introduced a new curriculum. Edgenuity was established in 1998 to enable a progressive teaching staff to unlock academic potential in students. This program has already proven effective as we have seen a student’s SAT test scores jump from 730 to 1200. Many case studies are emerging with success as we continue to grow with this platform. It is enhanced with our speaker series, experience clinics and one on one instruction models. 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: Sincerely,

Melissa Morrison Melissa Morrison, Headmaster

Gateway Legacy Christian Academy is only 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis.

WHO WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL SPORTS 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 MIT Indiana State University University of New Mexico Dartmouth University University of Wyoming Ball State University Syracuse University McKendree University University of Pennsylvania

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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





A classroom where just one student and one teacher form a positive relationship before learning begins. Gateway Legacy Christian Academy is a private middle and high school that unlocks social, emotional, and academic growth in every kid. See how we’ve changed the lives of students and their families through our personalized approach.




Our revolutionary campus features one-to-one classrooms, a professional recording arts studio, wellness and life skills classes, a Homework Café, and more.

Our students have one thing in common: they aren’t thriving in a traditional school environment. Each student is unique, and some learn differently, are gifted or need a customized schedule.

We build customized schedules for full-time academy and tutoring students from around the world. We feature training with ACT & SAT scores to place kids in higher education opportunities.

American High School Diploma Programs For International Students Program Features •  Elite sports training •  Designed specifically for the ESL learner. •  Many tools and resources designed to support varied learning styles and unique needs. •  Several evidence-based practices and instructional strategies to help English Language Learners achieve success. •  Soft-wear embedded tools with a read out loud function, transcripts and captions, definitions and highlighting to help students to track information.   •  The eNotes tool enables students to synthesize information and record questions and observations in a digital notebook.

Gateway Legacy Academy affords students from around the world the opportunity to obtain an American high school diploma and other programs with full credits. All International students are welcome to enroll in our preparatory academy which is fully accredited in the United States of America. Students enrolled with our international platform receive the priceless opportunity to earn an official U.S. high school diploma. Athletes and innovators travel from around the world to attend Gateway Legacy Academy and receive a world-class education with elite sports training. Our soccer academy has quickly risen to the top of their category*. With the success of our soccer program, we had requests to grow additional sports programs and we accommodated. We are now receiving recognition with the growth of volleyball, basketball, track and more! Our program offers many benefits that meets the academic needs of multiple different types of students. •  Students seeking athletic scholarships to top universities. •  Students that wish to familiarize themselves with an American education before transition into a U.S. University. •  SAT Preparation •  Individual courses needed to meet U.S. graduation requirements Another very important benefit to recognize is that most American universities will accept an international student with an American high school diploma without requiring the TOEFL or IELTS exams.

*Number 1 Christian Soccer Program. Top 10 Prep School Soccer Program in the country.

Information For Enrollment Candidates Official Records: International students must provide an appropriately authenticated official transcript issued by a governmental authority. Transcripts not in U.S. equivalency must be translated through a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) approved translating service. Credits: Gateway Legacy Academy is accredited with AdvancED, We are an Illinois registered private school. Marketability: Applying to University in America can be extremely competitive. By having American high school course credits, students increase their marketability when applying to colleges and universities.

WHY GLCA? •  4 year track record of 100% graduates receiving offers and scholarships to universities around the country •  Our graduates received offers to Ivy League and D1 Universities

Accredited: Accredited coursework can be used towards obtaining a high school diploma.

•  Top education from Instructors in small groups and one on one instruction

Convenient: Receive American high school education in campus with all amenities and access to a University campus

•  Top counseling from on-site administrators

Elite Sports Training: With coaches recruited from D1 schools and sports academies from around the world, we are positioned to help athletes achieve their highest potential in sports training. Many programs focus on a season, however we have extended our programs to grow throughout the academic school year. Our athletes train at the highest level consistently. We are providing you with access, options, and empowering you to take control of your education and your future. For enrollment please contact our Chief International Development Director, Jackie Duty who will assist with the enrollment process and selecting classes after understanding the purpose and goal for you!

•  Online and Onsite Elite Preparatory Academy •  #1 Soccer Program in the Country •  College Recruiters come to us to view our candidates •  We win •  We help YOU win!

100+ Courses To Choose From General Education •  •  •  •  • 

Mathematics Science Social Studies Language Arts World Languages

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Art History Lifetime Fitness Personal Finance Strategies for Academic Success Career Explorations Career Planning & Development Health Science Concepts Introduction to Business Introduction to Coding Introduction to Entrepreneurship Medical Terminology Pharmacy Technician Agriscience Animation Anthropology Biotechnology Careers in Criminal Justice Culinary Arts Cybersecurity Forensic Science Game Design Introduction to Renewable Tech Journalism Marine Science Nutrition & Wellness Public Speaking And Much More!

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Calculus AB English Language & Composition English Literature & Composition Environmental Science French Language & Culture Human Geography Psychology Spanish Language & Culture U.S. History World History

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Accounting College Algebra Conflict Resolution Human Biology Introduction to Art History Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Statistics Macroeconomics & Microeconomics Project Management Visual Communications

FLEXIBLE LEARNING SOLUTIONS Foundational Skills Make sure your learners are moving towards success with our program that offers targeted instruction to establish and reinforce the essential skills needed in math, science and reading.

Online Courses With over 100 classes that are offered, students have options to choose with an alignment to Common Core, Next Gen Science and state standards. Customization is also available to meet your specific needs.

Virtual & OnSite Instruction In class instructors work in small groups and with individual students. Highly qualified virtual instructors teach online courses that are standard aligned to help students earn a U.S. high school diploma

Test Preparation Students are prepared for college admission tests with a virtual tutor that focuses on a comprehensive and individualized preparation for the SATÂŽ and ACTÂŽ.

Efficacy Report 2014-2015 School Year GLCA International Program quizzes can be administered at the start and end of each lesson. Results from the 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2015 school year show that regardless of subject, students demonstrated significant gains in academic achievement (p<.05).


All of our athletes receive college level training led by current and former NCAA Division I coaches.

LOCATION We are located in the heart of the country and travel across the US, which allows our athletes to compete against some of the best players.

RECRUITING Our staff is well connected in the college world, providing our players with a recruiting advantage and opportunities for more recruiting exposure than the average international player.

MARKETING Programs and resources to equip our students to aggressively promote their talents to recruiters around the country. Â

WEEKLY SCHEDULE 1 WEEK AS A GATEWAY LION An inside look into our college prep training schedule


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Men’s Basketball Men’s Soccer Men’s Track & Field Women’s Basketball Women’s Sand Volleyball Women’s Volleyball Women’s Track & Field

Specialty Training for Requested Sports Include: •  •  •  •  •  • 

Golf Lacrosse Tennis Swimming Water Polo & Others

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USA Argentina Australia Bolivia Brazil Canada Chile China Columbia Ecuador Egypt Finland France Germany Greece India Ireland Italy Japan

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Kenya Latvia Mexico Morocco Nigeria Norway Pakistan Paraguay Philippines Peru Serbia South Africa Spain Sweden Thailand Turkey Uruguay Venezuela Zambia

100+ STUDENT ATHLETES… The Gateway Sports Academy Family consists of 100+ International men’s and women’s student athletes

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS “I struggled with learning English. My first attempt to take the SAT® test earned me a score of 730. After 3 months with the online program at GLCA, I increased my overall score to 1200. ‘I LOVE this school and this program.”

-Eduardo S.

“I have always excelled in academics. I was looking for a challenge that allowed me to grow while I pursued my passion in a great art program. Gateway provided me both and I have never enjoyed school more!”

-Seung Yeon K.

“I attended public school most of my life. After disappointing results, I transferred to Gateway Legacy for my Senior Year. Within a few months of working with their program, I received a very aggressive scholarship to my top choice university.”

-Tyler D.



Our academic community creates space for students to grow, thrive and excel during their studies and after graduation. Get Involved •  Athletic programs for boys and girls •  Outreach opportunities •  Residence Life •  Campus Events

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Our partnerships have enabled us to work with students around the world. View our international brochure for more information.

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Our partnerships have enabled us to work with students around the world. View our international brochure for more information.

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