Resources for High School Gateway- Science

Resources for High School Gateway- Science


Given for the first time in 10th grade, the High School Gateway in Science assesses students’ language arts and science knowledge and skills. Students write an essay on a science topic. In writing his response, a student must use his own knowledge about the topic and pull information from the documents that are provided. A parallel writing assessment is administered in Social Studies as well.

The High School Gateway was developed in response to requests from community and business leaders, along with college and university faculty, for increased proficiency in written communication. In order to be successful beyond high school, graduates must be able to communicate information and knowledge in a clear and concise written format. It reflects the commitment of Gwinnett County Public Schools to provide all students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in post-secondary institutions and the workplace. Below are some resources for parents and students who wish to learn more about the High School Gateway in Science.

Parent Information

Instructional Strategies

Science Scoring Domains

Student Friendly Rubrics for Science
Science Rubrics: Regular and Landscape

Gateway Science Performance Level Samples

Science Sample Papers and Annotations

Sample Science Form 303 Cycling of Matter