Gateway Programs

Description of Services
Cocke County Schools Gateway Programs serve students in grades K-12 for various reasons. Our goal is to provide a safe and supportive educational environment that meets the unique needs of each individual student. Students are referred to these nontraditional programs through their base school. In addition, the Cocke County Adult High School does serve adult students who meet admission criteria.



Learning to be: Brave, Responsible, and Resilient!


The vision of Gateway Programs to inspire young people to do better than they thought possible, to value others as well as themselves, and to make decisions that will have a positive impact on themselves and world around them.

Core Beliefs

  • We believe students are responsible for their behavior and academic progress.
  • We believe a safe, structured, and challenging environment promotes student learning.
  • We believe students learn in different ways and shall be provided a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
  • We believe each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.
  • We believe learning is a shared responsibility among home, students, school and the community.

Department Directory

Bryan Douglas
[email protected]
(423) 625-9768

Assistant Principal
Michael Brady
[email protected]
(423) 625-9768

School Counselor
Heather Dalton
[email protected]
(423) 625-9768

Administrative Assistant
Darlene Jefferson
[email protected]
(423) 625-9768