Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Rowland Unified School District GATE Program

General Information About the Program

Gifted and Talented Education District PowerPoint 19-20
Spanish Gifted and Talented Education District Presentation 19-20
Chinese Gifted and Talented Education District Presentation 19-20

"Students beginning in the third grade, with parent permission may test for the GATE program. Upon further GATE committee review and teacher recommendation, students may qualify for district/site GATE programs. For further information, see your school principal for details regarding testing and the individual school GATE program." (pg. 11 - Annual Parent Information Handbook 2019-2020)

Students who demonstrate creativity and special ability are referred to testing by the third grade for admission to the District’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program. At the elementary school level, GATE-identified students experience the basic curriculum with differentiated classroom instruction. Throughout the school year, both elementary and intermediate GATE students attend field trips and/or enrichment activities. At the intermediate level, GATE students are provided with differentiated instruction and high school level courses. In high school, GATE students enroll in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs, Advanced Placement (AP), and honors courses.

The GATE Parent Advisory Committee meets regularly to provide parents of GATE students with information about how gifted students learn and an overview of the differentiated instruction offered to gifted learners.


~Visit our Twitter page! We're so excited to share what all of our GATE students around the district are doing! Share and post to @RowlandGATE, or find us at

~ Be sure to attend our first GATE Parent Advisory Committee Meeting of the 20-21 school year: Friday, October 16, 2020, 9:00am-10:30am. We are now offering a second meeting in the evening, 6:00pm-7:30pm. At this time, meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom. Zoom link will be posted soon.

GATE Parent Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

2020-2021 School Year

October 16, 2020 (Virtual, via Zoom)

January 22, 2021

April 16, 2021

*Meetings are held from 9:00 am-10:30 am, with an evening option held from 6:00pm-7:30pm.*

(The October meeting will be held virtually via Zoom, at this time the January and April meetings are scheduled to be held in P2 at District Office - the portable around the back -both am and pm)

District-Sponsored Activities

As in the past, the district is planning to offer Saturday enrichment events. Once the details are finalized, we will publish a schedule of events, and send invitations via mail and email.

Keeping Connected

There are many ways to stay connected with our GATE Program!

1. Website: Keep coming back here, and updated information will be posted at the top of the site.

2. GATE Parent Advisory Meetings: Come to the meetings held 3 times a year to find out more information about the district program, as well as upcoming events.

3. Twitter: Follow us on Twitter! District and site events and activities will be announced, as well as any mentions by anybody who happens to share student work-be sure to add the hashtag #RUSDGATE -

4. Shutterfly: Send your email address to Kim Louie at to be added to the GATE Shutterfly account to see pictures from our GATE activities and events throughout the year.

5. Talk to your School: Every school has a GATE Lead Teacher - this person attends meetings at the district office and communicates with the Office of Special Projects/GATE, they can ask us anything.

6. Contact Kim Louie directly - Program Specialist, Office of Special Projects/GATE - 626-935-8472,