Curriculum Instruction » GATE


Kristin Eaquinto M.Ed.
Kristin Eaquinto M.Ed.
The LUSD GATE nomination window will open in Spring 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.

GATE Classes
All LUSD students stay in their assigned classroom and school site. Lammersville Unified School District offers after school GATE Enrichment classes (5th-8th grades) and teacher support to differentiate in the classroom.
First GATE class for 2019-20 is August 26, 2019.
5th grade @ WES
6th grade @ QES
7th/8th grade @ HES
Each school site has extra-curricular clubs and activities that provide enrichment opportunities for all students.  We encourage all students to participate in these opportunities.
In high school, high achieving students are encouraged to enroll in Honors classes, AP coursework, and perhaps the Early College program.
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.
Universal Screening
All LUSD 4th graders are screened in the spring for possible identification for the upcoming school year.
Nomination for upcoming school year
Nominations for GATE identification are accepted for current 5th through 7th graders.
Parents, teachers or students can turn in the nomination form when the window opens.
The LUSD GATE nomination window is closed until Spring 2020.