Black Mountain Middle School GATE

Welcome to the BMMS GATE website. This site will provide parents of GATE students information on our program as well as links to additional resources.
GATE Class Placement Request Form for 2020-2021 school year.
 Forms must be turned in to the BMMS front office no later than 3:00pm on February 7th. Students need to reapply each year.
Click here for the form

*** Spring 2019 GATE Parent Meeting

GATE Class Placement Request Form for 2019-2020 school year. Forms must be turned in to the BMMS front office no later than 3:00pm on February 6th. Students need to reapply each year.

     - BMMS Spring 2019 Parent Presentation [pdf]
     -  GATE TESTING INFORMATION 2019-2020 [pdf]


2018-2019 GATE Testing Information

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. 
2018– 2019 GATE Testing Information
Test Date (only 1 test opportunity) Request Submission Window
January 15th September 10  through   November 30, 2018
To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage
NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the
request submission window dates.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office.
The overall goal of the Poway Unified GATE program is to equip each student with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for becoming a self-actualized learner, and for leading a productive and personally satisfying life.
To do this, our site supports the following objectives to help our GATE students to achieve this district goal:
  • Provide a strong background and mastery of basic skills
  • Address individual needs
  • Develop higher level thinking skills
  • Foster a strong sense of self
  • Develop interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Engage in problem solving processes
  • Encourage enthusiasm for life-long learning
It is the goal of the Poway Unified School District that this website is accessible to all users. You can view our accessibility statement here.  Please contact our Web Administrator for any accessibility issues at

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