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). Junior High G.A.T.E. students are placed in accelerated classes and are monitored for grades and performance. A Parent Orientation Night is provided 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.
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