SCES Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE coordinator: Kim Desmarais      
Teacher e-mail:

Electronic submission of requests for GATE testing for 2019-20 will be accepted beginning September 9th, 2019 through November 22nd, 2019.  


2019- 2020 GATE TESTING: Scheduled for the week of January 13th, 2020 SEE: GATE TESTUNG DATES BY SCHOOL

Parents will be notified of GATE testing results in April, 2020.

   Students who took the January 2019 GATE Test, and have tested no more than two times in the Poway Unified School District ARE eligible for the January 2020 GATE Test administration.

To request GATE testing for your child CLICK HERE and complete the Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form.

After completing and submitting the online request, you will see a screen appear that shows confirmation of your request (You will not receive a separate email. Print this screen).

Your child’s school will contact you following the Winter Break, to inform you of the exact date of GATE testing at your child’s school. Students will be excused from class for approximately one hour in order to participate in testing during the regular school day.

Notifications regarding GATE testing results will be emailed to parents in April, 2020.

If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office.



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