Questions about GATE? Please contact:
Jo Tate, Coordinator of Gifted Services at 651-351-8483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of the GATE program is to meet the academic and social needs of highly gifted learners. These learners are children whose academic abilities indicate the need for in-depth, complex and rigorous curriculum and instruction beyond that which can be provided in the gifted cluster groupings that are currently in place. Unlike clustering, which includes students of various abilities, the classes at GATE include only highly gifted learners.
The GATE program provides students with a highly challenging instructional program which meets and exceeds the Stillwater Area Public Schools’ academic standards. Differentiation in the depth, breadth, and pace of instruction with an emphasis on higher level thinking skills is utilized to meet the needs of advanced learners.
THE GATE PROGRAM IS FULL FOR 2012-13 SCHOOL YEAR.
Enrollment for GATE has been determined for the 2013-2014 school year. There is currently a waiting list for students who meet the enrollment criteria.
GATE includes grades 4, 5, and 6. It is housed at Oak Park Elementary School, 6355 Osman Avenue North, Stillwater. School hours are 8:20 a.m.-3:10 p.m. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent.
This program is an optional alternate educational setting available to students who meet eligibility criteria.
GATE eligibility will be determined by a District Identification Team following established Eligibility Criteria. Students will be accepted beginning with Level 1.A. and proceeding through subsequent levels as space allows. See attachment below.
The Cognitive Abilities Test is used for placement in the GATE Program. This test will be not be administered after February 1, 2013 for placement for the 2013-14 school year. All requests for testing MUST be made prior to this date.
Tour the GATE Classrooms
Tours of the GATE classrooms will be held on Monday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. and Monday, May 13 at 9:30 a.m.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR IS MARCH 8, 2013.
If you are a parent of a child who meets eligibility criteria and is currently attending a Stillwater Area Public School, you may apply using the GATE Alternate School Enrollment form. See below.
If you are a parent of a child who meets eligibility criteria and is not currently attending a District 834 school, you may apply using the Application Form for Out-of-District Students. See below.