What is GATE?
At the middle-school level, the GATE (Gifted And Talented Environment) program provides identified academically-talented students with a challenging curriculum designed to meet their learning needs.
How are GATE classes scheduled?
At William Henry Middle School, eligible fifth and sixth-grade students are placed on the GATE teams. They are grouped with students of similar academic strength for core content area instruction. For all other subjects and school activities, including related arts, students participate with their team.
What special services does it offer?
Instruction in the core content areas is differentiated by pace, level of instruction, and depth of content. The curriculum is aligned with state and Common Core standards and designed to challenge high ability students to reach their full academic potential.
How are students identified for the district’s special programs?
Teachers, administrators, parents, or community members may nominate students for Capital School District’s gifted and talented programs. To request consideration for one of these programs, parents should contact the school office or the Capital School District Curriculum Office (857-4223) and request a nomination form. All eligible candidates are screened using a multi-criteria matrix approach, and placement decisions are made by a committee of teachers and administrators who are familiar with the special characteristics and needs of gifted learners.
How can parents or community members get more information?
Parents or community members who need more information about this or other Capital School District programs can contact the Curriculum Office or visit any of the District’s schools.