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1401 W. Valencia Dr.,   Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: (714) 447-7400 Fax: (714) 447-7414
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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.
GATE Resources
Grade 2 GATE Screening (September - December 2021)
The Fullerton School District GATE department screens all FSD students in Grade 2 for gifted services. Parents have the opportunity to "Opt Out" of testing by signing the Opt Out Form sent home with your child in September. Screening will take place in the child's second grade classroom. Parents will be notified of screening results by mail.  Final GATE Qualification letters will be mailed to home addresses in January 2022.

Grade 3-7 GATE Screening (September - December 2021)

FSD Parents may request GATE screening annually during Fall Parent Teacher Conferences. 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 October 8, 2021 at 4:00PM. Final GATE Qualification letters will be mailed to home addresses in January 2022.


If you are interested in your child being screened for Gifted and Talented Education Services, please complete the linked form:

GATE Parent Consent/Perception Referral Grades 3-7 







GATE Talent Academies
GATE Talent Academies will return in 2021-22!  Updated information will be posted in the coming weeks.
GATE Advisory Committee
If you are interested in joining the GATE Advisory Committee, please fill out this form to receive meeting dates, updates and minutes.
Meeting Schedule:
Invitations will be sent via Google Calendar and Agendas will be linked.
Please email Office_GATE@myfsd.org with any questions,
or call the GATE Office at 714-447-7448
Patricia Chiles, GATE Coordinator
Jashua Culpepper, GATE Clerk