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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE Announcements
  • UPDATE: Spring Art Classes are here! Visit the GATE website at to sign up. Classes begin the week of March 14th. More information to come soon on the GATE Art Show, Friday, May 6th!
Virtual GATE Parent Night
Join us for a conversation with Melissa Lawson
 Certified GATE instructor
Wednesday, March 16 from 6:00 – 7:00
  • Virtual Family STEM Nights Return! 
    Please join us for Virtual GATE Family STEM Nights on April 13, May 4, May 11, and May 18. Times are 5:30 - 6:00 pm. More information on registration coming soon!
  • SAVE THE DATES! More information on the Summer Enrichment Academy (formerly Algebra Academy) coming soon!
Session A (Grades 6-8): June 27 - July 1
Session B (Grades 4-6): July 5 - 8
Session C (Grades 4-6): 11 - 15
GATE General Information
The purpose of the GATE program is to provide challenging curriculum and instruction for students who are capable of achieving at a level significantly beyond that of their grade level. 

Each year a short test called the Raven Progressive Matrices is given to every third grade student in the district to determine whether the student may be eligible for this program. Parents are notified in writing if their child is determined to be GATE eligible. 

GATE identified students, in grades 4-8, are invited to participate in after school GATE enrichment classes. Annually we host a Geography Bee, Art classes, and summer Algebra Academy.  Eligible students will receive an invitation letter for each enrichment program along with instructions on how to sign up. Once invitation letters are sent out, please visit for additional information on current GATE enrichment classes.
For a list of GATE resources, please visit the California Department of Education's GATE website at
Additional resources: (Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page) (California Association for the Gifted) (National Association for Gifted Children) (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) (National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented) (Burbank Unified School District GATE)
For information about district GATE programs, please contact DeAnn Tenhunfeld, District ASES & GATE Coordinator at or 530-406-3252.
For school site services, please contact your school site Principal or GATE liaison.
GATE liaisons:
Beamer - Lucia Pantoja
Dingle - Donna DeLong
Maxwell - Madeline Garcia
Plainfield - Jessica Friedman
Prairie - Marjory Watkins
Spring Lake - Katelyn Dahl
Whitehead - Sandra Lopez
Zamora - Lea Mentink
Sci-Tech - Karen Flory or Tracy Clark
Douglass - Julia Ash