GATE Program



Referrals are now being accepted for possible participation in the GATE magnet program (3rd – 5th grades)
for the upcoming school year of 2017-2018. The classes serve highly academic/creative students by
providing differentiated instruction and an opportunity to interact with ability level peers. There are 3
classes located at Spring Creek Elementary. A teacher within the GATE Program provides the students full
time, daily instruction. In addition, these magnet classrooms have regularly scheduled Art, P.E., Computer,
Music, Library, and Counseling classes.

Students are selected based on indicators of success in the program using specific GATE testing criteria. A
combination of verbal and non-verbal assessments have been chosen to best identify highly qualified
students through a non-biased, holistic manner. If deemed appropriate once testing is completed,
recommendations for admittance into the GATE Program will be made by the GATE Committee. Equal
access is provided to culturally diverse students, students of different economic levels, and students with
special needs.

You or your child’s teacher may recommend your child for this program. Please request a referral form
from the secretary at your child’s school, or visit our website at:

Upon receipt of a referral, we will begin an assessment process that may take several weeks. Once
assessments are completed, the GATE Committee will make a placement decision regarding your child, and
you will receive correspondence from me regarding the outcomes of your child’s assessment and the GATE
Committee’s recommendation.

The referral deadline is January 31, 2017. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Liann Brenneman
GATE Administrator