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Gateways is an interdisciplinary course in STEM education themed around influential scientists.

Gateways replaces the conventional Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science classes, while meeting the Common Core Standards and Pennsylvania Core Standards for those subjects. Instruction is differentiated accordingly to meet individual students’ needs.

Throughout the year, students participate in hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences and engage in both individual and group projects to demonstrate what they are learning. In addition, a variety of field extensions are included to foster real-world connections. Students also participate in several national competitions and have the opportunity to interact with professionals in a number of STEM fields as a result.

To learn more about the Integrated Programs at RMS, including the selection and lottery process, visit the Integrated Programs webpage. To learn more about the courses available for 8th-grade students, view the RMS Program of Studies.

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Gateways students after Egg Drop

Darcy DiGiacomo


Stephen Smolen


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