Curriculum Instruction » GATE


Kristin Eaquinto
The LUSD GATE nomination window is closed for 2019-2020

Children are identified gifted when their ability is significantly above the norm for their age. Giftedness may manifest in one or more domains such as; intellectual, creative, artistic, leadership, or in a specific academic field such as language arts, mathematics or science.


It is important to note that not all gifted children look or act alike. Giftedness exists in every demographic group and personality type. It is important that adults look hard to discover potential and support gifted children as they reach for their personal best. This is why we use a combination of assessments, work samples, parent and teacher observations to compile a portfolio to discover and support gifted students.


Right now we have after school GATE classes (per grade level) for 5th-8th grades. Each site also has extra-curricular clubs and activities that provide enrichment opportunities for all students.  We encourage your student to participate in these opportunities. Once they reach high school, high achieving students are encouraged to enroll in Honors classes, AP coursework, and perhaps the Early College program.

GATE Classes
Lammersville Unified School District offers GATE Enrichment classes and has teacher support to excel regular instruction day.
Referrals for upcoming school year
Referrals are accepted for current 5th through 7th graders and all 4th graders are screened between March and April for testing in the spring and identification for the upcoming school year.  When the referral window is open you will be able to download the referral form on this page.