Pleasant Valley School District

Excellence for all.

New GATE Newsletter available: 
Please visit the Newsletter Archive at left for Coordinator Jessie Green's April GATE Newsletter. You will find important news and information, plans and links for the GATE Program.   
GATE Day Classes for 3rd grade GATE students:

GATE Day classes for 3rd grade GATE students are scheduled for May 24, 31 and June 7.  Please review the updated GATE Day schedule at the left for details.  Required paperwork to attend GATE Day will be sent home with the student after Spring Break. 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.  

PVSD GATE Referral Process:

The process of identifying students for participation in GATE is ongoing.  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.  For students who tested, test results and determination of program eligibility will be mailed in April to the home address for the student in the PVSD database.  If a letter is not received by May 1, please contact the GATE office. 

Parent Survey:
Parents of PVSD GATE students, in order to make the GATE program the best it can be, we need to hear from you!  Please take a moment to give our GATE Leadership team some parental insight by completing this new survey here:  PVSD GATE Parent Survey 
 Enrichment Opportunities for PVSD GATE students:

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 to register your PVSD GATE student and get more information about these events and others planned for the upcoming school year.

Pleasant Valley School District Gifted and Talented Education Program

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.






Jessie Green - PVSD GATE Coordinator -
Lisa Bertels - PVSD GATE Secretary - 805.445.8661