Overview of City Gate
Our high quality, Blended learning, or hybrid learning, is a formal education program that integrates face-to-face learning with technology-based, digital instruction. Learning takes place in (or in a combination of) online, mobile, or classroom environments through a personalized learning model to address the academic achievement gap. Our comprehensive programs lay the framework for school readiness and help students develop skills to ensure academic and life success. Our educators employ an intentional practice, which incorporates the most up to date, best in class research on how children learn and develop.
As many students in DCPS schools with low proficiency ratings on their standardized tests do not receive history or science lessons during the traditional school day, City Gate has provided a space where students have the opportunity to engage with these subjects. At Thomson Elementary School last year, students went on Expeditionary Learning trips every Saturday first to a museum to learn about our history first hand. After the field trip, City Gate took the students to a dinner with college aged volunteers to build social capital.
Adaptive learning which blends web-based curriculum with personalized instruction and interventions by City Gate instructors – a mastery-based approach which allows students to begin where they are at and progress to grade level proficiency.
Parent engagement activities to remove barriers and support learning in the home environment.
STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, and math) engages children in hands-on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking skills, and career opportunities often closed to disadvantaged youth.