Gateway Community Charters

GCC was founded in 2003 through an innovative partnership with the former Grant Joint Union High School District. Our first school, Community Outreach Academy, officially opened that fall with approximately 300 students in grades K-10. Building on our initial success, over the past 18 years we have grown to include nine successful charter schools serving approximately 5,200 students in grades TK (transitional kindergarten) through high school.
Each of our nine schools has a different and unique focus to meet the needs of the community it serves. Our mission is focused on providing access to innovative, quality, standards-based educational opportunities for all students – particularly those who are vulnerable, unserved, and at-risk. At GCC, we are investing in classroom technology and methodologies to bring our students and their education into a rich and diverse future. We believe that everyone in our organization is significant and has an important role in providing for the educational needs of students. For this reason, GCC created a Blueprint for Excellence, a living document that is revised annually with input from multiple stakeholders. The Blueprint is designed to make clear the vision, mission, core values, core commitments, goals and future plans of the organization.
This employee handbook was designed specifically for you, so that you are familiarized with important GCC policies and procedures, how GCC is organized, the benefits to which you are entitled and your responsibilities as an employee. It is our hope that this handbook is a helpful source of information that will serve to make your employment with GCC satisfying and rewarding.

*Retirement Plans: CalPERS, CalSTRS, CalPERS 457, Teachers Pension (403b)

*Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision