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Wisconsin Rapids Public School District Mission:

“Working together with home and community, we are dedicated to providing the best education for every student, enabling each to be a thoughtful, responsible contributor to a changing world.”


Our mission to provide the best education for every student includes the goal to meet the unique educational needs of gifted and talented (GT) students.   The Wisconsin Rapids Public School District accepts the complex challenge of meeting these diverse needs by providing continuous and systematic educational and support services that motivate, challenge, and support our gifted and talented students.


 GATES Mission:

“Our mission is to provide the best education for every student which includes meeting the unique educational needs of gifted and talented (GT) students. The Wisconsin Rapids Public School District is committed to meeting these needs by providing continuous and systematic educational and support services. These services will motivate, challenge, and support our gifted and talented students academically, socially, and emotionally by developing their talents in order to achieve purposeful outcomes.”

GATES Vision:

“Students in the Wisconsin Rapids Public School District who are gifted and talented in any of the five areas: intellectual, academic, artistic, creative, or leadership will receive education and support commensurate with their abilities, needs, and potential throughout their K-12 education."




GATES Philosophy:

"Gifted students have unique academic, social, and emotional needs.  While all students have personal strengths, some have abilities and talents that go beyond the core curriculum. Such students often require access to differentiated or advanced curriculum in order to realize their full potential. School district staff including administrators, teachers, interventionists, related support staff, GATES coordinators, psychologists, and counselors, as well as parents, must be involved with planning, implementing, supporting, and evaluating the Gifted and Talented Educational Services provided to our students."