GATE Information Night


Tuesday, November 28th at 6:00 pm

in the MPR


USD's GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program is designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of advanced learners. A student’s first opportunity to qualify for GATE is in the 3rd Grade.


University Park offers Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) cluster program in grades 4, 5 and 6. Our GATE Teachers are trained to provide challenging instruction to GATE identified Children.


Kara Rydman, IUSD GATE Coordinator will be at University Park to present information about IUSD’s GATE Program, screening process and its implementation.


Lauren Brancky, UP GATE Teacher Representative will talk about GATE Cluster Instruction here at our school.


  • What is GATE?

  • What are the 5 intensities associated with giftedness?

  • What is the Multiple Criteria model for GATE identification?

  • Which grade students are eligible?

  • How is the IUSD GATE program implemented?

  • How is the GATE Program implemented at UP?

  • What is OLSAT? Is it required?

  • GATE vs APAAS?

  • What to expect moving forward in Middle School?


This meeting is for ALL parents who are interested in learning about the GATE program screening process and its implementation.


Parents of children from Grade 3 – 6 and all other grade parents who are interested are welcome to attend.

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Chromebooks, Assemblies, Family Fun Fest, School Improvements...

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We are a group of parent volunteers who have committed our time, talents and resources to support, enhance, improve and enrich our children's education.

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