Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE Mission Statement

In the Fullerton School District we believe all students, including the gifted, develop to their full potential only when their special strengths are identified and supported throughout their lives. We are therefore committed to providing differentiated, in-depth, complex, and accelerated opportunities for our GATE students.

Resources for Staff and Parents:

Contact GATE Office

 Grade 3-7 GATE Screening (Sept. 12, Sept. 21, 2016)

Screening closed for the 2016-2017 School Year

Parents may request GATE screening annually during the screening window. Students may only be tested a total of three (3) times in the Fullerton School District. A request for GATE screening does not guarantee the student will be tested for GATE. Parents must submit the request for screening form to their child’s classroom teacher by September 21, 2016 at 4:00PM.

LINK : GATE Saturday Talent Academy Page

GATE Application

Every school district that provides a GATE program submits an application to the State of California to document their participation and provide assurances that they will comply with the legal requirements of the program.

The last GATE Application was submitted in 2005-2006 by the Fullerton School District received a five-year approval by the State of California.

Based on notifications from the California Department of Education, the Fullerton School District will not be required to submit a new GATE application until further notice from the state and will continue to operate on our 2005-2006 GATE application guidelines. Beginning in 2014-2015 the Local Control Funding Formula changed the way districts receive GATE funding from the state. Districts in California will no longer receive funding for their GATE programs. Fullerton School District has continued to outline financial support for our GATE programs in our current Local Control Accountability Plan(LCAP).

The GATE office will continue to monitor information from the California Department of Education related to GATE programs. Please continue to visit this site for updates from the CDE as we receive them.

As a District dedicated to meeting the needs of our gifted students, we will continue to bring quality educational experiences to classrooms and work to improve the GATE Program for all gifted students.