SCES Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
GATE coordinator: Courtney Jennings Teacher e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of the GATE services in the Poway Unified School District is to identify and motivate highly able students to realize their full potential. Gifted students are higher level thinkers who demonstrate depth, originality, and creativity in their thoughts. GATE students have common characteristics but often unique needs. In order to meet the needs of GATE students all day, classroom teachers differentiate the curriculum as needed. Differentiated instruction is individualized based on what the student is showing in class. Some techniques utilized in the classrooms at Shoal Creek Elementary are cluster grouping, varying the pace of instruction, compacting the curriculum, higher level questioning, and activities that are open ended.
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.
2016-1207 GATE Testing Information
|Test Date (only 1 test opportunity)
||Request Submission Window
|SCHOOL SITE /SCHOOL DAY TESTING
during the school day
To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent
form online through the PUSD GATE webpage (https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/
), or in your child’s school office. Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates. SEE THE DISTRICT GATE SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office.