Hogsett Gateways Feature
Hogsett Students Gain "Real World" Experience Through Gateways
Posted on 04/24/2015
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Hogsett 5th graders demonstrated their knowledge in cross-discipline projects last week during the Gateways Program.

Gateway presentations directly relate to the Danville Diploma Skills-- the requirement for students to demonstrate readiness to move to the next level at specific transition points (grades 5, 8, and 11) by demonstrating growth and development as a learner and productive, contributing member of the school and larger community.

 

The Gateway process is a perfect example of a "real-world" experience.  Students complete an application as well as a written and speech component.  These experiences will help students as they apply for employment and/or higher education institutions.  It is never too early to be exposed to experiences that will help a student become college and career ready.

Gateway presentations are also a great way for students to get public speaking experience.  Ultimately, the process is in place to boost confidence and give students the opportunity to have a successful experience.

 

"I have enjoyed serving on Gateway panels because it has given me the opportunity to learn about students beyond their academic persona. Students often made connections to the Danville Diploma Skills and how they relate to themselves on a personal level while interacting with the panel in an authentic, personal discussion," Hogsett Principal Leo Labrillazo said.