Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program provides academic and individual stimulation for our community's more able learners. Children who have demonstrated outstanding intellectual ability, high achievement, leadership skills and other areas of mental acuity are candidates for GATE. Goals of the GATE Program include the acquisition of advanced subject matter, the mastery of skills including problem solving, creative thinking and logic and the development of ethical standards and social responsibility along with the skills to interact well with others.
All third grade students are tested for GATE. Standardized test scores are also screened by the psychologist. Older students may be tested by parent request or following a referral by the teacher. The student's personality characteristics and potential ability to successfully work in a GATE environment are taken into consideration.