Models of Service

  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ADVANCED ACADEMIC PLACEMENT (AAP) MODEL

    The GATE AAP model provides both identified GATE students and high-achieving students who are grade level clustered in 2nd through 6th grades the opportunity to engage with rigorous curriculum in core content areas at their zoned schools. The curriculum pace is appropriate for gifted students and requires greater levels of complex order of thinking. 

    • Students remain in their general education classroom.
    • Through daily interactions with their like-minded peers, students use all of the 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.

     

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COLLABORATIVE MODEL

    The Collaborative model provides the opportunity for elementary GATE students in 2nd through 6th grades to work with a GATE teacher in the general education classroom. GATE teachers collaborate with classroom instructors to design lessons that align with classroom curriculum while being appropriately accelerated for rigor and relevance for gifted students.

    • Students remain in their general education classroom.
    • GATE Specialists work with teachers to plan units and lessons that meet the individualized needs of the gifted student.
    • GATE specialists work directly with students to set goals for academic progress and success.

     

    ELEMENTARY PULL-OUT MODEL

    The Pull-Out model is designed for GATE students in 2nd through 6th grades. Following state guidelines, students receive the required two and a half hours each week of differentiated instruction. A GATE endorsed teacher pulls identified GATE students from their classrooms in order to work with like-minded gifted peers. Enriched curriculum in this model emphasizes the Project Based Learning (PBL) model, an approach in which students work in collaborative groups to develop, execute, and present real-world projects to authentic audiences.

    • At the conclusion of the PBL, the students present what they have learned to an authentic audience including parents, other students in the school, community members, and even online to the world.
    • Social-emotional lessons are incorporated throughout the year to help build self-regulated learners.

     

    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL (SWAS) MODEL

    The SWAS model is designed to meet the needs of highly and profoundly gifted students in 3rd through 6th grades. Qualified students are invited to apply for admission. Admitted students are enrolled in self-contained, multi-grade classrooms that incorporate best practice, instructional strategies for highly and profoundly gifted students. The curriculum is accelerated, rigorous and enriched to provide authentic learning experiences.

    • Students are in self-contained multi-grade classrooms which use current best practices in gifted education
    • Curriculum is enriched, rigorous and accelerated in these classrooms providing the opportunity for all students to learn.
    • Through daily interactions with their like-minded peers, students use all of the 21st century skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication.

     

    MIDDLE SCHOOL MAGNET MODEL

    The Magnet model meets the needs of gifted students in 6th through 8th grades. Qualified students are invited to apply for admission. Admitted students may enter in 6th or 7th grade and will be enrolled in clustered core classes with gifted and talented peers. The differentiated 21st learning curriculum is designed to be accelerated and enriched to provide authentic learning experiences. The Magnet model is designed for gifted students who are highly-motivated, self-regulated learners who meet high academic standards and expectations in all four core content areas.

    • There are currently four Magnet Schools: Clayton MS, Mendive MS, Pine MS and Swope MS.
    • Transportation is NOT provided to students attending a Magnet Middle School outside of their zoned area.
    • The curriculum for the Magnet model is at an accelerated instructional pace. This service is appropriate for students who can work independently and are achieving at high academic levels in all four core content areas and are in need of increased challenge.
    • Magnet students will also participate in several PBL’s as part of their enrollment in the Magnet.
    • Completion of this program will prepare students for advanced coursework in high school with students prepared to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in their freshman or sophomore year.

     

    MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVANCED ACADEMIC PLACEMENT (AAP) MODEL

    The GATE AAP model for middle school provides both identified GATE students and high-achieving students 6th through 8th grades the opportunity to engage with rigorous curriculum in core content areas at their zoned schools. The curriculum is fast-paced and requires greater levels of complex order of thinking. Completion of this program will prepare students for advanced coursework in high school with students prepared to participate in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

    • Student placement, site administration, teacher responsibilities, etc. are the same as the Elementary AAP model—please see above for specifics.

     

    MIDDLE SCHOOL COLLABORATIVE MODEL

    The GATE Middle School Collaborative model provides the opportunity for middle school GATE students 6th through 8th grades to work with GATE teachers in the general education classrooms. GATE teachers collaborate with classroom instructors to design lessons that align with classroom curriculum while being appropriately accelerated for rigor and relevance for gifted students.

    • Students remain in their general education classroom.
    • GATE Specialists work with teachers to plan units and lessons that meet the individualized needs of the gifted student.
    • GATE specialists work directly with students to set goals for academic progress and success.
    • Specialists will work with the general education teachers to assure that all gifted students receive an appropriately challenging curriculum, preparing them for honors coursework and Advanced Placement (AP) courses upon their matriculation to high school.

     

    HIGH SCHOOL COLLABORATIVE MODEL

    The GATE High School School Collaborative model provides the opportunity for high school GATE students 9th through 12th grades to work with GATE teachers in the general education classrooms for a minimum of 150 minutes a week. GATE teachers collaborate with classroom instructors to design lessons that align with classroom curriculum while being appropriately accelerated for rigor and relevance for gifted students.

      • Students remain in their general education classroom.
      • GATE Specialists work with teachers to plan units and lessons that meet the individualized needs of the gifted student.
      • GATE Specialists work directly with students to set goals for academic progress and success.

    Specialists will work with the general education teachers to assure that all gifted students receive an appropriately challenging curriculum.

     

    HIGH SCHOOL GATE INSTITUTE AT HUG

    The GATE Institute is the partnership between the GATE Program and Procter Hug High. With GATE endorsed teachers, GATE specifically designed courses, accelerated pathways and flexible scheduling, identified GATE students in 9th through 12th grades can expect to take classes based on interests, strengths and readiness. Qualified students are invited to apply for admission. This model is enriching gifted students who are prepared for advanced coursework and acceleration. 

    • Students successfully completing this model are self-directed, autonomous learners who are 21st Century, college and career ready.

     

    HIGH SCHOOL ADVISORY MODEL

    The GATE Advisory Model provides support for GATE high school students at their zoned schools. Both the GATE High School Program Coordinator and the GATE High School Counselor work directly with site administrators, counselors and teachers to provide advisement on course selections, dual-enrollment, and college and career readiness. Collaboration is offered to ensure differentiated instructional strategies for gifted learners are available to general education classrooms.

     

    HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP MODEL

    The GATE Internship provides 11th and 12th grade GATE and high ability students with an opportunity to work closely and shadow with an expert in a career field of their choice. Having the opportunity to participate in the GATE Internship model provides experiences crucial for making informed choices when students apply to colleges, select majors, or ultimately choose their own career paths.