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ATTENTION STUDENTS: Facial coverings that cover your nose and mouth are required in all college facilities regardless of vaccination status. CGCC is offering services in-person and via phone, email and online. Use our contact page for hours, locations and additional information.

Please enter campus using our Norman Way or Emmett Drive. Our Gilbert Rd entrance is currently being used to access the COVID Testing site.


Hoop of Learning

Earn college credits while you’re still in high school! Hoop of Learning is an early high school to college bridge program designed to empower American Indian students to complete high school and transition successfully to higher education. 

Based on a traditional American Indian worldview of a circle, or hoop, of lifelong development, Hoop of Learning offers support, friendship, and help with academic questions and needs. And taking classes through Hoop builds your college resume while providing new experiences and connections to other American Indian students. 

Since 2012, 13 Hoop of Learning students have received their Associate of Arts degrees in the same month that they earned their high school diplomas.

Hoop of Learning Student Callout


Students must be:

  • An enrolled member of a federal/state recognized American Indian tribe (or in the process of obtaining a census number)
  • Self-motivated and demonstrate excellent attendance
  • Currently enrolled in high school and able to provide a current copy of their high school transcript
  • At a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Application process:

Submit the online Hoop of Learning application and follow the steps to complete the application.

If you’re accepted into the program, you and your parents or guardian will receive an invitation to participate in a required Hoop of Learning Program New Student Orientation.