Black Mountain Middle School GATE  

Each student is expected to meet or exceed grade level standards in the core subjects of language arts and mathematics.

Additionally, all GATE students should be encouraged and supported to demonstrate the following:

  • Perform at or above grade level in all basic skills areas (including technology and research skills)
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Develop strong communication skills
  • Utilize strong organization, time management, and study skills
  • Apply skills and knowledge in area(s) of expertise
  • Become self aware and accept both areas of giftedness and areas of weakness
  • Expand exploration in all content areas
  • Be prepared for advanced instruction at the secondary level
  • Possess an enthusiasm for learning
  • Display academic independence (self-directed, resourceful, and confident)
  • Be willing to take risks
  • Be tolerant of self and others
  • Demonstrate leadership ability, particularly in the area of personal expertise
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