*****POSTPONED After School GATE Classes******
All LUSD GATE students stay in their assigned classroom and school site. Normally, LUSD offers after school GATE Enrichment classes (5th-8th grades). Teachers will continue to differentiate in the classroom.
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.
In the Spring, all LUSD 4th grade students that are not already GATE identified, will be screened using a non-verbal cognitive ability assessment and creative writing prompt. Writing samples are evaluated by LUSD GATE staff for use of language, divergent thought, and idea development across a 4-point rubric. Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh grade nominated students will be tested using the same protocol.
Nominations for GATE identification are accepted for current 5th through 7th graders.
If you would like to nominate your child (grades 5-7) you may fill out the Nomination Form and return to your school site office before February 7, 2020.
Download Nomination Form Here
CDE GATE Program Information