1. How can I learn more about the GATE program in the Glendora School District?
-Browse our website
-Attend the Annual Parent Night in September
-Pick up a GATE brochure located at all GUSD school sites
-Contact the GATE Coordinator at 963-1611 x1216
2. What is the advantage of being labeled gifted?
Students who are identified as gifted are clustered with other GATE students at the elementary and middle school levels. In these classes, teachers not only enrich or extend learning, but they also recognize and address the unique abilities and social-emotional needs of the gifted student through differentiated instruction. Teachers who instruct the GATE students in grades 3-8 have completed a five day training with John DeLantsheer regarding gifted education. At the high school level, gifted students are able to enroll in Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses and can earn college credit in high school depending upon their scores on the AP exams in the spring.
Some programs and activities are offered exclusively to students who have been identified as gifted such as Saturday and after school workshops, field trips, family events and summer enrichment activities.
The GATE Coordinator also acts as another advocate for these students.
3. How can a child be referred to the GATE Program?
The person making the referral can contact the school's principal or the GATE Coordinator and complete a Gifted Program Nomination Form. Forms are returned to the GATE Office at the School District.