GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION (GATE) IN THE SAN MATEO - FOSTER City School District
(updated information as of January 27, 2021)
The SMFC School District offers a self-contained GATE class in grades 4-5 at College Park Elementary School and grades 6-8 at Bayside Academy. Historically students in grades 3 and 5 are offered an assessment in December to check for eligibility to the program. Because of the current situation with Distance Learning we were unable to offer a secure and valid GATE assessment in December that ensures the safety of our students and staff.
District staff and resources are focused on reopening schools and we are working to determine a way to assess students for the GATE class who request it.
An email will be sent to all 3rd and 5th grade families as soon as next steps are determined.
General Information about GATE services and funding in California can be found here.