At Gateway, new male students, age 11-17, are admitted from around the country year-round. We are accepting students during the Covid-19 crisis and are taking appropriate precautions. Our remote location in West Florida is quite safe.
Our easy and quick enrollment process begins with your inquiry, which will then cause an interview between our Intake Coordinator and the parent/guardian to be scheduled. This will ensure that the prospective student is a candidate for our program (before you fill out the application materials). After the interview, an introductory email will be sent that includes an Application for admission (this is free).
Please note that we do not enroll boys who have:
• A serious mental illness that is not manageable without regular psychiatric visits
• Demonstrated same-sex predatory behaviors
• Significant developmental delay
• Pronounced suicidal thoughts or attempts
• Been involved in arson or have extremely violent tendencies
• A significant health condition, physical impairment, or illness requiring ongoing care or special equipment.
The admission process begins with your inquiry by online form or phone call, then by the submission of an Application (after we have determined your boy is a good candidate).
There is no cost or obligation to apply.
A Florida Sports Physical form (www.FHSAA.org) EL-2 must be completed in a physician’s office (no matter which state the student is from). A series of blood tests are required as listed on the front letter of the student application. The full metabolic panel blood test results must be seen by the resident RN prior to enrollment.
Physical exercise requires that students are not under the influence or physically affected in any way by psychotropic drugs prescribed by psychologists and psychiatrists for ADD, ADHD, bipolar or other diagnoses. These drugs can alter cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure. Most of our students previously have utilized these drugs, but their prescribing physicians wrote a release for either discontinuance or the weaning off of the drug.