New Year and New Opportunities at Valley’s Top School for High Functioning Autistic Students

Enrollment for Upcoming Semester Open Now

The new year is already looking bright as Arizona’s Gateway Academy has open enrollment and is eager to welcome new students to the Valley’s top school serving students diagnosed with High Functioning Autism for the upcoming semester beginning Monday, January 3rd.

Gateway Academy is an established leader in educating students with High Functioning Autism for grades 6-12. This haven of learning whose curriculum supports academic, social and emotional development helps students to improve their executive functioning skills while also having opportunities to participate in student councils, multimedia art, world language, science and virtual reality labs, instrumental and digital music and more.

Gateway Academy has the staff that makes them the number one choice for families with children ages 11-19 who have been diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. Here where the students are the focal point of this private institution, they can be immersed in a safe environment with a personalized approach to learning. Our state-certified teachers inspire creativity and dedicate themselves to finding each student’s passion and incorporating that passion into their learning.

“We’ve fostered a specialized school experience where challenges are seen as learning opportunities and students are accepted and celebrated for their differences,” said O. Robin Sweet, Executive Director and CEO of Gateway Academy. “We use an educational approach that’s backed by 35 years of research and best practices tailored to the unique needs of our students.”

Students enrolling in the upcoming semester will never feel like they’re the new kid as Gateway Academy cultivates an all-inclusive, supportive school community that integrates all students and the things that make them unique. Parents can also qualify for free tuition through the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship which is a rolling grant distributed throughout the year.

Always looking ahead to support their students’ future endeavors, Gateway Academy has College and Career Development that ensures security, develops self-confidence, self-esteem and self-reliance to provide a pathway towards independence. Gateway offers dual enrollment with Paradise Valley Community College where students attend a college preparedness class on the Gateway campus and they also attend college tours to gain a better understanding of the college selection and choice process. Students will be reviewing different career fields and prepare for resume submission, job applications and interviewing.

Sweet added, “We have within our walls learners that will go on to change the world, and we encourage those parents, who believe in that same potential for their child, to enroll this upcoming semester and see the facilitation of their magnificent potential take place.”

For more information about enrolling at Gateway Academy, call (480) 998-1071 or visit

About Gateway Academy
Gateway Academy was established in 2005, and offers a private education for students, in 6th through 12th grade, with a diagnosis of a Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder. The school operates a year-round program from July – May of each year, and enrollments are accepted throughout the year.