Background Information

In 2012, the Connecticut legislature passed PA 12-40, which altered the offerings of developmental education at colleges in the state. In order to address these challenges, a partnership between New Haven Public Schools and Gateway Community College was formed.  The intention of the initiative was to provide college developmental education within local high schools in order to accelerate advancement toward college level courses upon admission to Gateway or other colleges and universities. 

Initiative Team Members

New Haven Public Schools
Garth Harries, School Superintendant 
Dr. Lola Garcia-Blocker, Director of College and Career Pathways

Gateway Community College
Dr. Dorsey L. Kendrick, President
Rachael Schettenhelm, Chair, College Advancement Studies
Bridget Mullally, Instructional Support Specialist, College Advancement Studies
Kim Shea, Director of Enrollment Management
Matthew Long, Director of Student Development

High School Contacts



For More Information

For more information, please contact Bridget Mullally, Gateway Community College, 203-285-2577,


Gateway Application

Click here to apply to Gateway and become registered for the Math and/or English courses.

Please note: 

  • This is an online application
  • You will click on First Time User account creation
  • You will need your Social Security Number, or you are required to complete the SSN Exeemption form (click here). Please give the form to your Math/English Instructor, or the program liaison.