A New Dawn for GATE

 Saturday GATE Seminars Expanded for 2012-13 School Year

As you may have heard, the district GATE Resource Room was closed for this school year due to the devastating budget crisis. The district had to cut millions of dollar from our budget this year. The Resource Room was one of the casualties.

However, remain assured, that EMCSD is committed to providing differentiated instruction, challenge and enrichment for your gifted child.

We are creating a plan to expand our Saturday GATE Seminars. We have added dates and class offerings. These are in the process of being board approved. Classes are slated to begin in January, so please keep an eye out for the applications, which will be sent to your child’s classroom. Additionally, the applications will be posted on this site as soon as they are available.

Tentative class offerings are:

  • Music appreciation
  • Drama
  • Lab Science
  • Technology
  • Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted
  • Visual Arts & Art Appreciation
  • College Tours for our older students.


We will continue to work with teachers and our psychologists to identify new students for the GATE program, so they can take part in all services we offer.

For some amazing resources for your brain,visit this website:http://cybraryman.com/brain.html.

Keep visiting this site for more resources and program updates.

-Chantal Cravens, GATE specialist and fourth grade teacher

Please contact Oscar Marquez at the district office: 626-453-3760 if you have further questions.