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Welcome to Gateway Online Academy of Ohio!

Enrollment is Open for the 2024-2025 School Year!

Gateway Online Academy of Ohio is a Tuition-Free Virtual Public School that serves at-risk high school students through the Dropout Prevention and Recovery Program.  

Students between 15 and 21 years of age who dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out of high school. 

Call: 216-539-8865

Enrollment Process

To begin the enrollment process, please create an account on our enrollment portal and complete the online registration application.

Your student will be enrolled in our school once we receive the enrollment application, along with all required admissions documents and verification. Upon admission, additional registration materials will be collected. If you need help, a member of our enrollment team is here to support you through this process.

If you have any questions about enrollment, please call 216-539-8865 or email us at

Enrollment Checklist

  • Create an account
  • Complete the online application and submit the required documents

Eligibility Requirements

Gateway Ohio serves full-time students in grades 9-12 who meet the requirements of this Policy and who are residents of the state of Ohio.

Gateway does not charge tuition or discriminate in its pupil admissions policies or practices based on intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, status as a student with a disability, or any other basis that would be illegal if used by a school district.

PROOF OF STUDENT IDENTITY & GUARDIANSHIP: Copy of your child’s birth certificate (official or hospital-issued) showing the child’s legal name, place and date of birth, and legal guardian(s). If the birth certificate is not available your alternate option is a combination of Proof of Guardianship (court documentation) and Proof of Identity (child’s passport or birth affidavit).

PROOF OF RESIDENCY: Documentation that proves the residency of the student and their primary parent/legal guardian. When the child lives with the legal guardian and the proof of residency documentation is in the legal guardian’s name any one of these documents is accepted. If you are unable to provide any of the below documents, contact the school office.

  • Utility Bill (electric, gas, water, or sewer): Resident name and property address must appear on the bill; Must be dated within 90 days of enrollment. Please note that disconnect notices, final bill statements, and billing envelopes are not accepted.
  • Mortgage Statement: Resident name and property address must appear on the statement; Must be dated within 90 days of enrollment.
  • Lease or Rental Agreement that specifies the start and end date of the agreement: must be dated and include names and signatures of the lessee and the lessor (typically this is the first and last pages of the document).
  • Original Mortgage/Closing Paperwork such as the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Statement; Resident name and property address must appear on the statement.
  • Pay Stub that includes employer name and address: also, must have the Guardian’s name, and address, and be dated.
  • Bank Statement; must show the Legal Guardian’s name, and current physical address and be dated within 30 days
  • Active Military Orders: must show the Legal Guardian’s name and current physical address
  • An Affidavit of Residency must be completed in the presence of a Notary Public. The Notary Public must sign and seal the affidavit within 30 days of the registration forms being submitted, and the original, hard copy affidavit must be submitted.



Health appraisal and vision screening, as applicable.

Release of records form to request the records from the previous school district if applicable.

Foreign exchange students who provide documentation of their status as a foreign exchange student may enroll.

Affirmation of discipline from the student’s prior school, if applicable.

Transcript for high school students

Current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Multidisciplinary Team Report (MET) if applicable.


Non-Discrimination and Equity Statement

Gateway Online Academy of Ohio does not discriminate based on disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, need for special education services, or any other grounds prohibited by law. Gateway Online Academy of Ohio serves students with disabilities and English Learners and provides services to students as required by state and federal law. In most cases, the services required by a student with disabilities can be provided at Gateway Online Academy of Ohio. In some cases, a student’s individual needs require that they be placed at different program or location as determined by an IEP or Section 504 team.

Do I have to pay anything to enroll?

Since Gateway Online Academy of Ohio is a public school, no tuition is associated with enrollment.

What grades are offered by the school?

Students between 15 and 21 years of age who dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out of high school.

What subjects will my child take?

High school students take traditional courses.

Will my student have an Ohio state-certified teacher?

Yes, all our teachers hold current Ohio teaching credentials.

Does the school supply course materials?

Gateway will ensure that all students have access to necessary devices and internet connectivity. There will be an opportunity for each family to request a loaned computer at no expense.

How do I get started?

Upon enrollment approval, you are officially enrolled in our school as a full-time student and should not be enrolled in any other program. Within 48 hours, you will speak with an enrollment specialist. Your Enrollment Specialist will partner with you to ensure you feel completely prepared and confident to start this journey. You will also be assigned a teacher who will support your student’s academic and social success. Our Teachers are experienced in education and assist with scheduling classes, discussing college and career options, and creating plans to overcome learning obstacles.


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