GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)

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The District is committed to enhancing the intellectual development of our gifted and talented students by providing opportunities for increased student learning.

Identification Process

Formal Assessment: Fall of Third Grade

All third graders and new fourth through sixth grade students are tested for possible qualification for GATE. The students are administered the Raven Plus Progressive Matrices by the school psychologist. Students scoring at the 95th percentile or above are referred to the Student Success Team (SST) as candidates for GATE identification.

CST and STS scores are used in conjunction with Raven Plus scores. Parents are notified through the school site whether or not their child qualifies for GATE identification. This is the new GATE Referral Form that includes the revised criteria.

Meeting the Needs of GATE Students

There are different ways to meet the needs of GATE students, such as:

  • Differentiation - Refers to tailoring instruction based on student need.
  • Flex Grouping - Grouping students on a temporary basis to allow for specific skills to be addressed.
  • Extended/Enrichment Activities - Robotiks, Photo Clubs, Junior Achievement, etc.

2017-2018 GATE Parent meeting schedule.pdf

2017-2018 Parent University Series Presentations  
October 2017  It’s not you, it’s We Presentation.pdf
January 2018  Stemming the Flow of Cognitive Lava(

April 2018

May 2018 - Welcome to GATE - Parents of Newly Identified 3rd - 6th Grade Students (dates and times to follow)

2016-2017 Parent University Series Presentations:   Located in document container at bottom of page


Various organizations assist parents of GATE children:

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