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Dohn Community High School

GATE Magnet Academy

GATE Magnet Academy is a new exciting college experience program being offered in partnership with Chatfield College.

How to Qualify

Students express interest or are recommended for the program. Students who earn “A’s” and “B’s” are encouraged to apply. Students must meet the qualifications in order to be considered for the program. Space is limited. The program is free.

Students must take a placement test called, “Accuplacer” and score “College Ready.” The program is open to all 9th – 12th grade students. Students will be admitted into the program twice per school year—once for Fall Semester and once for Spring Semester.

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Benefits of GATE Academy

Students will take two Chatfield College classes a few days per week. Students will be dismissed from Chatfield College on those days. On the other days per week, they will take their high school courses on the East Campus located at 2601 Melrose Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45206.

Transportation to Chatfield College is provided. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Students meet every day at the East Campus. The high school program runs from 7:45am to 1:00pm and the college program runs from 7:45am – 3:00pm.

Students earn high school and college credit through a process called, “Dual Enrollment.” Students have full access to all of the resources and services offered at Chatfield College. In collaboration with Ms. Elizabeth Owusu-Korkor, the student works with an Academic Advisor to choose their college courses.

Support is provided by Mr. Rodney Norwood and Mrs. Diane Lang. They are Transition Coordinators. They lead study groups. They accompany the students to Chatfield College and build relationships with the professors. Students must wear their school uniforms on the days they attend the high school.


For enrollment and information, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Owusu-Korkor, M.Ed., Director/School Counselor
Email: eowusu-korkor@dohncincy.org  Phone: 513-999-8849