The process of identifying students for participation in GATE is ongoing. If your student has been tested and not accepted into the program, they are eligible to retest one year later. For example, if your child tested in Fall 2016 they are not eligible to retest until Fall 2017. Please see the PVSD Referral process and the GATE Identification Criteria on the menu at the left. You may also contact the GATE Facilitator at your school site for any GATE-related questions.
The Spring 2017 Referral window is now closed. Those who submitted referrals will receive an email after March 3 with information and instructions to sign up online for a testing time to take place in late March. Referral and testing will take place again in the 2017-18 school year.
GATE Day classes for 3rd grade GATE students are scheduled for May 17, 24 and 31. Please review the GATE Day schedule at the left for details. Required paperwork to attend GATE Day will be sent home with the student in April. You can find GATE Day curriculum information on page three of Mrs. Green's September, 2016, newsletter. Please contact your school site GATE Facilitator or the GATE office for any questions.
GATER, a non-profit parent group dedicated to supporting GATE in PVSD, has offered a Battle of the Books competition, Science assemblies, and the Disney Youth Program for middle schoolers, among other events. Please visit the GATER page (at left) or their website directly at www.pvsdgater.org to register your PVSD GATE student and get more information about these events and others planned for the upcoming school year.
The Pleasant Valley School District (PVSD) Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program has identified 6.5% of the student population as having characteristics of gifted learners. In the classroom, students are clustered in groups and lessons are differentiated for content, process, and product. Additionally, students are invited to participate in varying activities including GATE Day, Expert Project/Expert Night, ACHS Science Day for Middle School, America's Battle of the Books and Westmont Leadership Conference.