2017-18 GATE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
WHEN: Thursday, October 5th, 7:00-8:00 PM
WHERE: SGUSD Board Room, 408 Junipero Serra Drive, San Gabriel
Mark your calendar for this year's annual meeting. Post card reminders were mailed on September 15th to families of GATE registered students. Parents of 8th grade students are welcome to attend. Attendance is optional for all.
8th Grade GATE in September!
Attention parents of 8th grade GATE students! We have an early start to the year for the 8th Grade GATE class with our new Marine Biology class scheduled for September 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Registration information will be mailed out to families during the week of August 7th, and forms are due to the SGUSD GATE office by Wednesday, August 30th.
2017-18 GATE Course Descriptions
We are pleased to announce our 2017-18 GATE Schedule with two new offerings. Fourth grade students will "Journey Through Time" and 8th graders will have a quick start to the year with Marine Biology in September. Scroll down to view the full course description attachment below.
2017-18 GATE Course Schedule and Registration Deadlines
Our 2017-18 GATE schedule and registration deadlines are provided below. Scroll down the page to view our programs for this school year.
GATE Course Registration Packets
Parents of qualified GATE students will receive a course registration packet approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the first day of the GATE Saturday enrichment session The course schedule and approximate mailing date for registration materials are be listed in the GATE Course Schedule and Registration information listed below. Courses will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
2017- 2018 GATE Referrals
Third grade students may be referred at the end of the school year for GATE program consideration the following school year. There are three referral windows for students in grades 4-8 throughout the year:
- December 1-15
- March 15-30
- May 20-June 5
Referrals are made by the student’s current teacher and may also be filed at the request of the parent. SGUSD's GATE program identifies the top 10% of incoming 4th-8th students district-wide using a combination of grades, the Gifted Rating Scale (GRS), and CAASPP-SBAC test scores.
High performance on the CAASPP does not guarantee GATE qualification. We are fortunate in San Gabriel to have many students exceed standards on the state CAASPP assessment. Please see statistics below for our current 5th grade students:
- 24% of all SGUSD current 5th grade students exceeded standards in Math on the 2016 CAASPP.
- 36% of all SGUSD current 5th grade students exceeded standards in English Language Arts on the 2016 CAASPP.
For further information, please contact Jennifer Vargas, GATE Coordinator.
What is GATE?
The San Gabriel Unified School District is proud to recognize the unique needs of students with extraordinary abilities through our program for Gifted and Talented Education or G.A.T.E. The SGUSD GATE program identifies gifted and talented students and provides them with learning opportunities based on the principles that all students are to receive an education appropriate to their individual needs, capabilities, and interests.
GATE Program Models and Enrichment Activities
GATE students in SGUSD are served through a variety of program models and settings. Curricular components are planned and organized as integrated differentiated learning experiences within the regular school day and may be augmented by extension activities related to the core curriculum. Elementary school GATE students receive differentiated instruction in the regular classroom based on their unique needs. This may be achieved by using methods such as curriculum compacting, acceleration, or adding depth or complexity. At the secondary level, there are many opportunities for GATE students, such as Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes, band, orchestra, mock trial, speech and debate, student government, and various school clubs. The SGUSD GATE program also includes extended learning activities for grades 4-8 related to the core curriculum.
Parent and Community Involvement
GATE enrichment activities are made possible by state funding and generous grants from the San Gabriel Education Foundation (SEF). Parents and other community members may make tax-deductible contributions to SEF which can be earmarked for the district’s GATE programs. Parents and community members are also welcome to attend the GATE Parent Meetings featuring information on GATE activities and programs, presentations by GATE students, and special guest speakers.
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ GATE pdf) page under Resources.