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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

We would like to invite you to join us atWangenheim for a GATE parent meeting on the evening of our Back To SchoolNight, September 20, 2018.  Themeeting will be held in the school auditorium from 5:00 p.m. until 5:30p.m.  You will have an opportunityto meet and speak with the site GATE staff and have any questions answeredregarding GATE policies and the new Common Core curriculum at Wangenheim andwithin the district.


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The GATE program supports high-achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted and talented. By state definition, gifted students are pupils who possess a capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. This capacity includes many and varied characteristics that require modifications of curriculum and instruction. These modifications form the basis of gifted and talented educational services.

To learn more, visit the district's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Opens in new window. page.

Wangenheim's GATE Courses:

Programs Offered

Cluster: Wangenheim offers GATE cluster classes at all grade levels. Students who are certified GATE cluster by the district will be placed in these classes. High achievers who are not GATE certified may also be placed in a cluster class.

Seminar: Wangenheim offers GATE seminar classes at all grade levels for students who are very highly gifted. These students have scored at or above the 99.9th percentile on the Raven Progressive Matrices test. Sometimes a cluster certified student who is recommended by his or her teacher may be placed in seminar.

Courses offered at Wangenheim in both GATE seminar and cluster

GATE Seminar courses offered at Wangenheim:


6th Grade English7th Grade English 8th Grade English 
6th Grade History7th Grade History 8th Grade History 
6th Grade Science7th Grade Science 

GATE Cluster courses offered at Wangenheim:

6th Grade English        7th Grade English8th Grade English 
6th Grade Common Core Math 7th Grade History 8th Grade History 
Accelerated Math 67th Grade Common Core Math8th Grade Common Core Math
 Accelerated Math 7Integrated Math - Advanced
  8th Grade Advanced Science


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