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.

UPDATES!

~Visit our new 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 https://twitter.com/RowlandGATE.

~ Be sure to come to our first GATE Parent Advisory Committee Meeting of the 19-20 school year: Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:00am-10:30am. We are now offering a second meeting in the evening, 6:00pm-7:30pm. All meetings are at the District Office, in the portable around the back, P2.

GATE Parent Advisory Committee Meeting schedule for the 2019-2020 School Year

October 18, 2019

January 24, 2020

April 17, 2020

(All meetings are held from 9:00 am-10:30 am, with an evening option held from 6:00pm-7:30pm, both in P2 at District Office - the portable around the back)

District-Sponsored Activities

Check back for further information about our district Super Saturday Events, and our GATE Family Night. Details will be announced as soon as they are finalized.


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 - https://twitter.com/RowlandGATE

4. Shutterfly: Send your email address to Kim Louie at klouie@rowlandschools.org 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, klouie@rowlandschools.org