Middle College Programs

Gateway's Middle College Initiative with area high schools

  • Provides high school students with academic and remedial support to ensure high school completion and successful transition to post-secondary education.
  • Reduces college costs by offering a dual-credit program
  • Provides college access for low-income, first-generation-college students
  • Increases the likelihood for post-secondary completion
  • Engages parents/family as active participants in their students' daily academic activities and challenges
  • Introduces early diagnostics to students, to help freshmen and sophomore teachers to become more cognizant of students’ needs as related to Connecticut Community College readiness.


New Haven Public Schools
James Hillhouse High School
Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
New Haven Academy

Gateway Community College
Wendy Samberg, Director of Instructional Design & Development
Brandon White, Associate

For More Information

For more information, please contact Wendy Samberg, Gateway Community College, 203-285-2108, wsamberg@gatewayct.edu

Gateway Summer Bridge Program

Gateway has over a decade of helping high school graduates with college readiness through six week long summer bridge program experiences. Working with New Haven Public School high schools, students spend their days on the college campus taking college level courses taught by college faculty; students are expected to perform at a high level of commitment. The curriculum adheres to the rigors and standards of Gateway Community College. To receive college credit, students are expected to complete courses with a C grade or above. Those who do not master the content needed to pass a college course can receive high school credit for the course, when- appropriate. Meals and enrichment activities are part of the experience. Students visit museums, parks, waterfronts, and many varied activities depending on the courses offered.