Program Applications

  • 2024-2025 School Year

    GATE eligibility is required prior to submitting an application.

    Magnet Program

    Standard placement in the Magnet Program is offered to GATE students entering 6th or 7th grade. Current Magnet students will be asked to submit a Recommit Form rather than submit a new application. Current Magnet students who recommit to the program will receive priority registration over new incoming students.  For more information, view our Magnet FAQ Page 

    • New students whose applications were received by 12/16/23 for the 2024-2025 Magnet program will receive an encrypted email message by Friday 12/22/23. The email will include the school site and a link to commit to the program. The deadline to commit to the Magnet program is 1/16/24. 
    • Magnet Applications are closed for the 2024-2025 school year. If you are still interested in the Magnet program please email Dr. Michael Perrin at 


    SWAS Program

    • Returning SWAS students have received commitment forms for next year to reserve their spot in the program. Incoming 3rd grade students new to the program have received invitations to apply to the program. We are continuing the process of determining who is eligible for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades for the SWAS program.

    The SWAS Program is designed for students in grades 3-5 who have been identified as gifted and have demonstrated they are high-achieving. There are three elementary school SWAS sites; Caughlin Ranch, Florence Drake, and Ted Hunsberger Elementary schools. These classrooms serve the entire school district for any student that qualifies and is accepted for this program. For more information, view our SWAS FAQ Page.


    GATE Institute

    The GATE Institute is a partnership between the GATE Program and Procter Hug High. With GATE endorsed teachers, identified GATE students in 9th through 12th grades can expect to take classes based on interests, strengths, and readiness.  If you are still interested in applying for the 2024-2025 GATE Institute program, please email: