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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring is here!!!

Thursday, March 27 7-9 p.m.  Open House/History Fair
We need baked goods.  Please let us know what you can bring.  The funds raised will go toward the cost of the play such as costumes, royalties, etc. because ticket sales do not cover all expenses.  We try to keep them as low as possible for the families.

Student projects need to be turned in on Tuesday so they can be graded and set up for Thursday.
Invite your family and friends.  Come through any time.

GAME NIGHT - Thursday April 3 6:30 - 9:00 PM at Gateway.   Bring your favorite board games, food, and friends for a fun evening. 

SEDER MEAL - Friday, April 11    6:30 pm    Tickets on sale now.   Adults $10 and children (10 & under) $6.   Rock of Israel ministries will be presenting "Christ in the Passover."   Doug Carmel will explain the passover meal as you participate and discover how Christ is depicted.   A full course meal is included: salad, matzo ball soup, roasted chicken, potatoes, veg., yams/carrot tsimmes, and desert.   Great "field trip" for the family.  Invite your church family and friends to participate with you.    Email if you are bringing a group to be seated together.  This event is also open to the community so reserve you seats and purchase tickets soon.  

Play Performances:  Gateway Academy presents Shakespeare Goes to Gravel Gulch Friday, May 9, 7 p.m. AND Saturday, May 10, 3 p.m.  ADDED  7 p.m. show as well.    Two shows on Saturday!
Tickets go on sale at open house.   All seats $5.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Due to snow days, Gateway co-op is starting second semester classes next week, Tuesday Feb. 4.

Want to be in a play?  

Tryouts begin Tuesday for our drama production.   
It is a comic western with lots of crazy characters on the L'arc en Ciel Community Theater stage. 
Two performances in early May (date and time to be released next week) 
Major roles, minor roles, and lots of "townspeople" with just a few lines needed.

Drama Schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 4 is:

12:45 - 1:45  Drama - script reading/tryouts for parts - high school
1:45 - 2:45    Drama - script reading/tryouts for parts - junior high 
2:45 - 3:30    (All age students - additional time slot as needed.)Beginning Feb. 11 drama class/rehearsal will be on Tuesdays from 1:45 to 3:45.  There will be a few additional rehearsals as we move close to the production.  (Each week - Two hours of drama training with rehearsal for production.)    

Gateway meets at Great Oaks Banquets.  13109 So. Wicker Ave. (Hwy 41) in Cedar Lake.

Our second semester schedule:  
grades 6-12

8:30 -10:00
Forensic Science (9-12)
English/Literature EIW (6-8)

10:00 - 11:00
Geometry (9-12)
Math Lab (9-12)

10:00 - 10:45
American History(6-8)
Forensic Science (6-8)
11:00 - 12:00
United States History (9-12)
12:00-12:45 Lunch

English Grammar/Composition EIW (9-12)
Pre-Algebra (6-9)
Basic Math lab (6-8)
Drama (6-12) instruction and drama production

Study Hall available during the day

During Week - As arranged:
Virtual classes through Pearson Grad Point
Health (completed independently/graded and recorded)
Graphic Arts - yearbook staff
Tutoring - Thursday's from 10 til 3

Special tuition rate for drama only:   $75 for the semester or $25 a month for three months.  (Discount of $25)    (Great deal for 2 hours of instruction per week.)

If you are interested in drama or other classes please contact send an email to link. 

Monday, July 22, 2013


Registration day for Gateway's 2013-2014 co-op classes will be Tuesday, Aug. 6.  Two times are available:  1 - 3 pm and 7-9 pm.    

Registration will be at Great Oak's Banquets   13109 S. Wicker Ave.  Cedar Lake, IN 

Orientation day - August 27  all parents and students  1-3 or 7-9 pm at Great Oaks Banquests

First day of classes - Tuesday, September 3  at Great Oaks Banquets (New home of Gateway Christian Fellowship)

All classes have openings except:
Jr. High English - waiting list. 
Jr. High History - waiting list.

*Biology lab has not reached the minimum number of students.

I have set up a demo student for 30 days with a sampling of Gradpoint classes.  If you would like to preview, contact me.  
You can print the registration form and class selection form from the links on the top left of this page.  

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Clarification on Gateway's virtual classes using GradPoint.

Attached is the complete list of virtual classes offered at Gateway this year for grades 6 - 12.   We piloted the program with a few students last year with success.   You may choose from any of the classes offered.  Each student must have their own "seat."   For this year, each seat is $159 for the premium suite (core classes and electives) with an additional charge for AP classes.  If you are wanting only core classes and no electives we may be able to lower the cost some, for instance middle school core subjects only (no electives) would be $59.  This cost covers the online curriculum and there are no other books to purchase.   

You are not required to physically attend any classes at Gateway to enroll in the virtual classes.  They are all completed at home.   A face to face meeting is highly recommended to make sure you understand how the program works.   

GradPoint classes are a combination of Pearson Education classes, Florida Virtual School classes, and a few independent companies.   There are several options available to the parents to individualize the program:  Flex classes allow the students to complete the class in any order.   Prescriptive classes provide a pre-test for the students to take and adjust the homework according to scores on the pretest, which are not counted in any grades, allowing students to progress through the course focusing on material they are not as familiar with.  Sequential classes start at the beginning and work through the material systematically.  Many of the core classes give you these options when you enroll.  You will see these classifications on the course offering list. 

Gateway's tuition is minimal to cover administrating the program, which includes grading and assistance as necessary to help you as and your student be successful.   

per student *
(9 payments-Sept.- May)
1 class
2 classes
3 or 4 classes
5 or 6 classes
7 or more

*Family discounts available depending on classes - calculated on an individual basis.  (For instance: For GradPoint this year we are offering a 50% discount for the  2nd student in the family with the 3rd student receiving free tuition. Material fees and registration are not reduced unless indicated.  Additionally, this year the only registration cost is the $10 student fee, as we have waived the individual class registration.)  

If you would like to see the classes, please call me and set up a time for a preview.  

Additionally, enrollment in the virtual program also includes the opportunities for participation in co-op field trips, special events, or enrollment in weekly co-op classes at Gateway, including our drama production second semester.  Students must adhere to Gateway's policies on these events.  

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Judy Gardner
Gateway Homeschool Network
219-696-2064 or 219-712-3631

Gateway Homeschool Network is a ministry of Gateway Christian Fellowship in Cedar Lake, IN. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Gradpoint Electives

New elective classes available through Gateway in the fall.

·         HS: Business: Introduction to Business
·         HS: Business Law
·         HS: Health, Safety and Nutrition
·         HS: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
·         HS: Medical Terminology
·         HS: Anatomy and Physiology 
·         HS: Introduction to Law
·         HS: Criminal Investigation
·         HS: Introduction to Astronomy 
·         HS: Introduction to Finance
·         HS: Introduction to Culinary Arts (E)
·         HS: Peer Counseling (E)
·         HS: Creative Writing I (E)
·         HS: Public Speaking I (E)
·         HS: Art I (E) HS: Art History and Criticism I Honors (GS)
·         HS: Spanish for Spanish Speakers v12 (GS)
·         HS: Critical Thinking and Study Skills v11 (GS)
·         HS: History and Holocaust* (E)
·         HS: Fashion and Interior Design* (E)
·         HS: Sports and Entertainment Marketing* (E)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Registration is now open for 2013-2014 school year

Three options available this year:

coop classes on Tuesdays
coop class on Thursday afternoon
combine coop classes with online electives through Gradpoint (grading through Gateway)
1 or more online classes through Gradpoint program  (grading through Gateway)

Class listings are subject to reaching minimum class size by May 30.  Classes size is also limited so reserve your spot by submitting your registration form as soon as possible.  

classes on Tuesday's at Gateway:
High school
Forensic Science (9-12)                                     
Geometry (9-12)                                                  
United States History (9-12)                                   
Bible (Answers in Genesis Apologetics)     
English (9-12) EIW History Based Writing Book B    
Art  (9-12)   or Career Planning/Study Skills 

Middle School
English (6-8)  EIW History Based Writing Book A
Bible (6-8) (Answers in Genesis Apologetics)
Forensic Science (6-8)
Pre-Algebra or Basic Math (Mathxlforschool)
American History (6-8)
Career Planning/Study Skills

class on Thursday at Gateway  (1:-30pm)
Personal Finance Foundations   - (Dave Ramsey) 
(parents and college students may attend FREE with the students)

Click on links on left for class selection form and registration form.

visit  for Gradpoint catalog.   New classes have been added.   A list of recent additions will be added to our blog next week.   If you are interested in these classes please send us an email.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Registration is open for second semester.

Openings in the following classes:

High School

Elements of Communication
Drama (with Drama Production)

Jr. High

Geography (very few spots)
Drama (with Drama Production)

Check the Spring Registration Form for times and more information.