Gifted and Talented Education
The G.A.T.E. program in Alta Loma School District is an in-class model in which differentiated instruction is provided by the student's regular classroom teacher(s). Students are formally identified for the program beginning in the spring of third grade. Students are clustered in grade level classrooms. Junior High G.A.T.E. students are placed in accelerated classes and are monitored for grades and performance. School sites also offer a variety of ancillary and extended learning opportunities that may include; special projects, guest speakers, and field trips. A Parent Orientation Night is provided at each site in early fall. there are three district-wide G.A.T.E. activities: Family G.A.T.E. Day in the fall, our STEM Showcase in the winter and our Spelling Bee in the spring. The district offers an annual parent University at which G.A.T.E. parents can attend sessions geared toward the needs of their students. Staff training is provided annually through both in-district training and outside seminars. Each site has a teacher who serves as G.A.T.E. Coordinator who, along with the site administrator, oversees the program. A G.A.T.E. Advisory Committee composed of staff and parent representatives from each site meets four times a year. A district wide GATEways newsletter is distributed once a trimester to parents, students, and staff containing articles from each school site. Parents, students, and staff are surveyed annually to assess program effectiveness.
For information on Differentiating the Common Core State Standards for Gifted Students, please click here.
To access our current G.A.T.E.ways Newsletters, please click on the following links:
Be on the look out for our upcoming newsletters,
Distribution Dates will be:
- November 13, 2019
- February 26, 2020
- May 6, 2020
To read more information regarding the G.A.T.E. Master Plan, please click here.
If you're interested in being a G.A.T.E. Parent Advisor for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact your G.A.T.E. Advisor at your child's school.
SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Events for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Please note the locations of our Fall Family Day and STEM Showcase has changed.
Click here for more information about our upcoming Spelling Bee!
Click here for more information about our upcoming Fall Family Day!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019-2020 G.A.T.E. Chess Tournament WINNERS!!
1st Place - Advanced
1st Place - Intermediate
1st Place - Beginner
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018-2019 G.A.T.E. SPELLING BEE WINNERS!!
GABRIELLA HADDAD - HER 4TH
OWEN OLIVER - STK 4TH
BRANDON CONNELL - CAR 4TH
SKYLEY ROJANAVANIJ - HER 4TH
JOHANNA KUO - D.C. 5TH
MATHEW FAKHOURY - STK 5TH
SCARLET VANDEGRIFT - HER 5TH
ALEXA BORDES-ZAYAS - VGS 5TH
TANYA SALEEM - STK 6TH
KEVIN NGUYEN - CAR 6TH
NINA WOOD - CAR 6TH
BRIANNA VASQUEZ - ALJH 8TH
BRYAN OGLESBY - ALJH 8TH