Our School

There are so many reasons you should make Gateway Polytechnic Academy your educational partner. From our highly-qualified faculty and staff to our dedicated PTO volunteers, GPA is committed to providing the best educational experience for your child.

Our Mission

The GPA community will empower all students to be successful lifelong learners through:

  • an accepting environment,
  • an emphasis on social, emotional, and physical health, and
  • the use of collaboration, critical thinking, inquiry, and STEM.

A Stellar District

GPA is one of 14 schools in the technology-rich Queen Creek Unified School District. Well-established in excellence, QCUSD is the perfect pillar for GPA to build a deeply-rooted foundation and launch its bright, prosperous future. 

    With such a high success rate, our school is destined for academic achievement.

    Our History

    Here at Gateway Polytechnic Academy, we’re excited to witness history in the making each day on our burgeoning campus.

    In November 2014, the citizens of Mesa, via a voter-approved bond, granted Queen Creek Unified School District permission to build a new school along their northern boundary that would feature kindergarten through sixth-grade classrooms.

    Construction began on March 28, 2015, with a groundbreaking ceremony featuring prominent figures in both the Mesa and Queen Creek communities.

    Our Curriculum

    QCUSD follows the Beyond Textbooks curriculum. Beyond Textbooks is mastery learning model of a scope and sequence of state standards. Teachers meet regularly to review data collected on student mastery each standard adjusting instruction on a weekly basis. All of these efforts are to guarantee our GPA students are prepared to move forward.

    GPA uses many resources additional to our curriculum to meet the needs of the whole student and to meet the needs of each student. QCUSD is an AVID district. AVID is a program supporting best practices in: writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading. GPA is one of QCUSD’s STEM-influenced elementary schools. Here at GPA, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is recognized in our quarterly school-wide events and even in daily lesson plans. GPA incorporates character education and leadership development into our instruction.

    Tools for Success

    We pride ourselves in giving children the tools they need to excel in the classroom and in life. Beyond our first rate educational programs and great facilities, GPA’s library serve as media hubs connecting our students to the most reliable resources and information in a supervised learning environment. Our gymnasium is a full regulation-size court with stadium seating.

    Each classroom consists of a Smart Board, Proxima projector, and a document camera. Every second through sixth-grade classroom also boasts a one-to-one tablet-to-student ratio.