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GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)

Welcome to the GATE Program at A.E. Wright Middle School!

A.E. Wright Middle School is pleased to offer a gifted program as an option for students who qualify.  The program is designed to meet the needs of students who have high intellectual giftedness.  These students often find themselves in classrooms where they are bored and not challenged.  Our GATE program provides a classroom setting that is enriched with depth, complexity, novelty and accelerated when needed to enable our gifted students to make continuous progress in school.

Parent Information Night

Please join us for our upcoming GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Parent Information Night! Wednesday September 27, 2023, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the unique features of the middle school GATE program
  • Meet some of the instructors
  • Learn the next steps for applying for acceptance into the program

Register in advance for this webinar: Click Here to Register

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

How to sign up for testing? 

Please complete the GATE Online Application Form by clicking the following link: GATE Online Application Form. Students will be assessed by our school psychologist at their home school site. Acceptance letters will be mailed after winter break.

For additional information, contact: Nina Rawlinson, Educational Services (818) 878-5218

Program History

The GATE program began in 2013 with one teacher and one cohort of thirty students. Each year interest in the program has grown, and we currently house 3 cohorts in each grade level with a staff of 8 teachers.  Students are cohorted within their English Language Arts, Social Science and Science classes.  For more information, click here.  

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