Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE coordinator: Mrs. Savoie (4th. grade - Room 19)   gpinisavoie@powayusd.com

The purpose of the GATE services in the Poway Unified School District is to identify and motivate highly able students to realize their full potential. Gifted students are higher level thinkers who demonstrate depth, originality, and creativity in their thoughts. GATE students have common characteristics but often unique needs. In order to meet the needs of GATE students all day, classroom teachers differentiate the curriculum as needed. Differentiated instruction is individualized based on what the student is showing in class. Some techniques utilized in the classrooms at Pomerado Elementary are cluster grouping, varying the pace of instruction, compacting the curriculum, higher level questioning, and activities that are open ended.

 2012-2013 GATE Testing Information

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7. 

2012– 2013 GATE Testing Information

Test Date (only 1 test opportunity)

Request Submission Window

SCHOOL SITE /SCHOOL DAY TESTING
Monday, January 14 – Thursday, January 17
@ each school site during the school day.
*Each school will determine their testing date(s) within this 4 day window. 

September 17 – November 16, 2012

To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage (http://www.powayusd.com/Depts/LSS/GATE/), or in your child’s school office. Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office.

Resources for High Ability Student - PowerPoint from the March 2nd 2010 Parent Meeting

To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage (http://www.powayusd.com/Depts/LSS/GATE/), or in your child’s school office. Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates.