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Blueprint Of Excellence

Letter from the Superintendent

Dr. Cindy Petersen
Letter from the Superintendent

Dear GCC students, families, staff, supporters, and community members,
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As we begin our 20th school year, we recognize and reflect on the journey that Gateway Community Charters (GCC) has shared with our students, staff, families, and communities. Gateway Community Charters continues to refine, improve and fulfill its vision of creating quality school choices, with an emphasis on serving the needs of vulnerable, unserved, and underserved populations and are exceptionally proud of our Capturing Kids Hearts (CKH) National Showcase status as well as being named six times as a Best Places to Work in Sacramento.
This document is a shared blueprint that outlines our work to ensure; a) that our students will be prepared to succeed in the world they live in now and the one they will inhabit in the future and b) that our organization retains its focus on innovation, autonomy, and sustainability.
The Blueprint for Excellence is a living document with input, revisions, and additions made by multiple stakeholders, including the GCC staff and cabinet, school site administration, students, parents, our Community Business Advisory Council, GCC Foundation, and the GCC Board.

As a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase organization, we believe that strong positive relationships are the foundation for everything we do, from the classroom to the boardroom and out into the community.
Expanding from our CKH core, this year we are “Unleashing Greatness” and going “Beyond Brave” in our service to our students, staff, families, and communities. This message will inspire, inform, and guide our work across our nine schools and 20 physical locations in the greater Sacramento region.
Through this document, we invite you to join us on our journey of impact – 20 years and beyond!

With heart,
Dr. Cindy Petersen 
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