Gifted And Talented Education (GATE)
The GATE Parent Advisory Council meets a minimum of three times throughout the school year to promote the exchange of ideas and information regarding GATE programs and services to better serve the needs of our identified students and to ensure a cooperative climate among the community, parents and district. Is is the district's belief parent(s)/guardian(s) who are aware of district programs can be much more effective partners in their children's education.
Each site administrator is encouraged to select one parent interested in representing their school site and sharing information from the GATE Advisory meetings with their school site councils, PTA/PTO, and school community. Parents interested in representing their school should contact their child's principal.
In addition to regularly scheduled PAC meetings, each school site's GATE Coordinator will organize and orientation/information meeting in early fall to outline the district's GATE program and their school's GATE plan.
During the school year, parents are invited to attend district sponsored Parent Information Nights, led by educational leaders in the field of gifted education. These sessions include discussions and information on issues relating to the social, emotional and educational needs of the gifted child in grades kindergarten through twelve.