Gates Mission Statement


The Franklin Pierce School District’s Alternative Programs offer schools of opportunity and choice where students strive for high academic achievement and prepare for successful, independent adult lives.

We will:

  • Build partnerships among students, staff, families and community
  • Focus on the positive to create an environment where students feel secure to be who they are while respecting the individuality of others
  • Offer a safe, small learning environment that provides resources to meet individual student needs
  • Increase student achievement by providing meaningful and engaging work
  • Encourage students to take responsibility for their lives and to formulate educational plans that direct them toward success during and after high school