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Gateway Academy Admissions and Selection

When/Where is the Academy?WVMap

The Academy will be held July 9 to July 14, 2017 at Shepherd University.  The University is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia in Shepherdstown.

How much does the Academy cost?

Participants chosen by the selection committee are asked to make a $100 financial commitment to attend the Academy. Participants and their parents must handle the cost of transportation to and from Shepherdstown. Spending money is not required.

IMG_0838Admission Requirements

To be considered for the Gateway Academy, an applicant must:

Note: residents not attending public school may apply but are still required to provide all supporting application data.  Teacher references must be from certified educators, and verification must come from a counselor or principal at the nearest public school.


All applications received by the deadline April 21, 2017 will be considered.  Although the Academy is selective, it is not competitive. Generally students invited to attend:

Note: There is no limit to the number of applicants submitted per school. The Academy is committed to Equal Opportunity regardless of race, gender, or disability.