GATE

  • The Glendale Unified School District offers a Gifted and Talented Education Program for eligible students in grades 4-12. The program is designed to meet the needs of high ability and intellectually gifted students. Classroom instruction begins with the grade level core curriculum and is differentiated based upon student need and ability.

    Identification of Students

    4th-6th grade students will be eligible to take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) in the fall if they meet the criteria in English language arts/literacy (ELA) or mathematics on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). The CAASPP criteria for qualifying to take the GATE test is scoring a 2600 in the ELA and/or Math portion of the test.  Students scoring at the 92nd percentile or higher on the OLSAT will be identified and invited to participate in the GATE Program. This test assesses a student's verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative ability. It measures cognitive abilities that relate to a student's academic success in school.

     

    OLSAT Testing 2017-18 School Year

    • Saturday, October 7th:  RD White Elementary 8:30am-12:00pm
    • Saturday October 14th: Mark Keppel Elementary 8:30-12:00 pm
    • Saturday October 21st:  Monte Vista Elementary 8:30am-12:00pm 

    Make-ups

    • Friday, January 12th: Board Room 8:00-12:00
    • Friday, February 9th: Board Room 8:00-12:00
    • Friday, March 9th: Board Room 8:00-12:00

     

    District GATE Activities

    Parent Meetings: Glendale High School 

    • Monday October 23rd 6:30-8:00pm
    • Monday May 1st 6:30-8:00pm 

    Invention Convention:  December 8, 9th
    This exciting event provides a forum for gifted students in grades 4-8 to display their inventiveness. This experience is designed to promote students' problem-solving and creative-thinking skills as they follow a step-by-step process to invent a new product or develop a new method of completing a task. 

    Math Field Day for Elementary and Middle School:  March 31st
    Each year students in grades 4 through 6 compete in math competitions involving Problem Solving, and Conceptual Understanding. Students eligible for this event are identified GATE students and/or teacher identified high achievers in math. The student winners and school's top teams are honored at an awards ceremony immediately following the competition. The top four students from each grade will then go on to compete in the annual Los Angeles County Math Field Day held at Glendale High School.

     

    County Math Field Day:  April 28th, May 15th
    Approximately 400 students from 30 school districts in Los Angeles County compete in the math field day. Student winners from our District Math Field Day are put in teams of four representing 4th through 8th grades. The middle school teams are comprised of top math students from each school. The students prepare for the event by working after school with their coaches on strategies and teamwork. Students compete in group and individual competition and winners are honored at an awards ceremony immediately following the event.

     

    Site GATE Activities

    Fall:  

    Robotics GATE Class:  Students in grades 5 and 6 are invited to participate in the club which develops collaboration skills through robot programming to prepare for the First Lego League Competition in November. Donation based.

    Chess Club:  Academic Chess Club for GATE students meets weekly for 8 weeks and concludes with a tournament.  Fee based.

    T Shirt Design Contest:  All 4th-6th grade students are invited to participate in designing the GATE Fall Robotics Team T Shirts.  The design selected will be featured on the team t-shirt which will be worn to competitions the team participates in.  No cost.

     

    Spring:  

    Robotics GATE Class:  Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 are invited to participate in the class which develops collaboration skills through robot programming to prepare for the annual District Robotics Competition. Donation based.

    Chess Club:  Academic Chess Club for GATE students meets weekly for 8 weeks and concludes with a tournament.  Fee based.

    T Shirt Design Contest:  All 4th-6th grade students are invited to participate in designing the GATE Spring Robotics Team T Shirts.  The design selected will be featured on the team t-shirt which will be worn to competitions the team participates in.  No cost.