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Gifted and Talented (GATE)

All students in second grade have an opportunity to be tested for participation in the GATE program. Parents are required to sign a permission form in order for their child to be tested. All newly enrolled students to the district in grades three through five or those that did not test in second grade will have the opportunity to be assessed. Qualifying students begin GATE classes at the third grade level. GATE classes ensure that the core curriculum is differentiated for depth, complexity and novelty and assure that qualitatively different curricular experiences are part of the weekly academic program. At Grant we offer seminar services through flexibly grouped classrooms at the elementary school level in grades 3, 4, and 5. All of our elementary school classrooms are designated GATE cluster where a minimum of one-third of the student population is identified GATE.