Gifted and Talented Education

Our Mission Statement

To provide equitable, high quality differentiated learning opportunities for the GATE identified students to reach their full affective and academic potential. Once identified, it is our responsibility to provide students with the necessary support and high quality differentiated learning opportunities, which enables each student to fully develop his/her unique individual potential

Contact Information: (510) 657-2350
GATE Office located at District Office Room 280
4210 Technology Drive

John Schroeder (, GATE Program Specialist, ext. x12325

GATE is part of the Curriculum and Instruction Department
Linda Anderson (, Director Curriculum and Instruction, ext. x12700

2016 - 2017 Timelines and Nomination

GATE CALENDAR 2016-2017 (pdf)

Parent Nomination Forms for (5th and 6th graders only) are due in the GATE Office between November 1, 2016, and January 15, 2017.

Please Note: The Parent Nomination Form and testing results are the only documents that should be turned in at that time. FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Testing results are only needed for students new to the district. If any other information is needed, the parents or teacher will be contacted.

2016 - 2017 Test Dates

3rd Grade Testing Dates - January 9, 2016 - March 18, 2017 All third graders will be tested during the 2016-2017 school year as an opt-out only program.

4th and 5th Grade Testing Dates - Saturday, March 11, 2017 and Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Professional Development Center

2016 - 2017 Events

2016 Third Grade GATE Information Nights (Community Meetings) at 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Washington Attendance Area October 13 - at Cabrillo Elementary flyer
Kennedy Attendance Area October 18 - at Brier Elementary flyer
American Attendance Area October 20 - at Patterson Elementary flyer
Mission Attendance Area October 25 - at Mission S.J. Elementary flyer
Irvington Attendance Area October 27 - at Weibel Elementary flyer

Workshop Dates see Calendar pdf
GATE Community Meetings - All are evening meetings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m - see Calendar

CAG 55th Annual Conference
March 3-5, 2017
San Diego Sheraton Hotel and Marina, CA


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