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GATE Program

 

The mission of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is to provide appropriate, differentiated educational opportunities and auxiliary services for our K-12 students. These opportunities are designed to be commensurate with the students' unique capabilities, individual talents, and creative abilities.

Our program will nurture each student's sense of personal worth, encourage students to develop and use their gifts and talents responsibly, and stimulate a love of learning in an atmosphere of cooperation among students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Parent Information

SCHOOL SITE GATE COMMITTEE
The GATE Committee at each school site consists of administrators, teachers, and parents of GATE identified students. Committees share information and plan after-school enrichment activities. The dates, times, and location of meetings are determined by each site. Contact your school site GATE committee for more information.

 

ELEMENTARY DISTRICT-WIDE GATE SOCIALS
All GATE students in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in district-wide socials. Students and parents will be contacted with the description and registration information for each social.

 

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR THE GIFTED
The CA Association for the Gifted (CAG) is an organization of parents, educators, and community members who strive to improve education for individuals who demonstrate giftedness or gifted potential. The organization disseminates information, encourages advocacy and awareness, and sponsors activities significant to gifted education.  For more information, click HERE.

Advisory Committee

The purpose of the LVJUSD GATE Advisory Committee is to:

  • Advise the District Board, through the GATE program Manager and/or the GATE Coordinator and take other actions as required by the Education Code and District Board Policies;
  • Provide a forum for sharing strategies, ideas, and resources among our site-based programs;
  • Have on-going responsibility to review with the GATE Coordinator the implementation of the Gifted and Talented Education Plan in accordance with the GATE Standards and to annually assess the effectiveness of the program;
  • Participate in an advisory capacity regarding the allocation of the annual GATE budget consistent with the Education Code and, if necessary, recommend modifications in the plan to reflect changing improvement needs and priorities, as well as limitations.
     

The GATE Advisory Committee meets at least six times a year and consists of:

  • GATE Program Manager
  • GATE Coordinator
  • GATE Assessment Facilitator
  • GATE Categorical Program Assistant
  • An administrator
  • A parent and teacher representative from each school site
     

The GATE Steering Committee, established in the fall, meets six times a year to set the agenda and consists of:

  • GATE Coordinator
  • GATE Advisory Committee Chairperson
  • GATE Categorical Program Assistant
  • A representative (parent or teacher) from each level (K-5, 6-8, 9-12)