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Message from the Superintendent

Jason Sample
Welcome to Gateway Community Charters! We are an organization with a proud history of providing quality school choice options in the Sacramento region for 21 years. At Gateway Community Charters, we are committed to providing all students, regardless of circumstance, a safe, caring, and enriching learning environment that empowers them to reach their fullest potential.
Our journey began in 2003 when we partnered with the former Grant Joint Union High School District to open our first school. Since then, we have grown to serve over 5,800 TK-12th grade students across nine schools. Our schools offer a diverse range of specialized programs and support that cater to the diverse needs and aspirations of students by providing targeted one-on-one and small group support, college preparation, career technical education, support for refugee students and families, and exceptional International Baccalaureate programs, setting us apart from other educational institutions.
As a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase organization, we believe that strong positive relationships are the foundation for everything we do. When students, teachers, administrators, and staff build meaningful connections based on trust, respect, and empathy, the learning experience transforms into something extraordinary. By cultivating an environment of mutual respect and support, we empower students to become confident, empathetic individuals ready to make a positive impact in the world.
As the Superintendent/CEO of Gateway Community Charters, I am committed to building on the foundation by fostering an inclusive and enriching learning environment for all students.  This vital work is made possible by our dedicated team of over 700 educators and staff, who are passionate about providing a well-rounded education that not only focuses on academic excellence but also nurtures the social, emotional, and personal growth of every student.
With a solid commitment to our mission, values, and the community we serve, I look forward to making a positive impact in the lives of our students and their families. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
Jason Sample
Gateway Community Charters