The GATE Eligibility Process for identifying new GATE students begins in November of each year. New students are notified in December for the spring session of the program.
Referrals for screening for GATE eligibility can be made by teachers, administrators, parents, counselors, and the GATE coordinator. Parents may inform their teacher that they would like their child screened for GATE.
GATE identification is based on a student's combined score on:
Identified students whose total Multiple Criterion Scale score places them among the top 5-10% of candidates at the intermediate grade level population become GATE eligible and are invited to participate in the GATE program.