School Information


Gateway Charter School opened in Fall, 2003 in a newly-built 60,000 square foot state of the art facility. The school houses traditional class rooms in addition to specialty rooms, computer labs, and a multipurpose room.

At the opening of the 2008-2009 school year over 20 classrooms, including two fully equipped science labs, and additional office space was built as an extension to the existing building. Also included in this extension are a larger multipurpose room, a larger library, additional facilities, and outdoor recreational areas.

School Hours

Grades K-5: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Grades 6-8: 7:40am until 2:30pm
Daily Bell Schedule (K-5th grade)
Daily Bell Schedule (6th-8th grade)

Office Hours

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Calendar

Important dates for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years. Calendars may differ from the Lee County Public School System's calendar.

Programs & Services

  • Comprehensive core curriculum including science and technology
  • Parent access to PowerSchool's Student Information System
  • Enforced uniform policy
  • Before and after care
  • Transportation
  • Free/reduced lunch program
  • Student clubs and extracurricular activities

School Improvement Plans

Sponsor Web site

A link to the Web site of the School District of Lee County:

Information for Parents

Code of Conduct

For students in grades KG-5th:

For students in grades 6th-8th

Before and After Care

Before and after care is available onsite during the school year. To attend before or after care or for more information, please review the registration form, payment schedule, and GCS Before/After Care Handbook.

Meal Service

As an approved sponsor for the National School Lunch Program, the Lee Charter Foundation offers highly nutritious meals following all of the rules and regulations set forth by the USDA; Meals are provided by Preferred Meal Systems, Inc.

To see if you qualify to receive free or reduced price school meals, please complete the application below and return to your school.

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Great news! We are now accepting online payments for breakfast and lunch through e-Funds for Schools. You must register with e-Funds first, but then you can make online payments anytime! Register here. If you have questions about e-Funds for Schools or are having problems registering, please contact e-Funds directly by clicking on the Customer Service link at the bottom of of your school's e-Funds page.

Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection reports are available for review.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

School Uniforms

School uniforms must be purchased exclusively from All Uniform Wear and will be sold from their store located at 11286 S. Cleveland Ave. (US 41) in Fort Myers or online at Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

School Supplies

2013-2014 school supplies for grades KG - 5th and Intermediate 6-8th grade . A list of supplies that are required for each incoming student is attached based on grade level. These supplies can be brought to the Open House or the first day of school if unable to attend the open house.

Wellness Policy

The Lee Charter Foundation Inc. promotes health in students by supporting wellness, quality nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment.

Gateway Charter School Wellness Policy Assessment 13-14