GATE AT MCPHERSON

GATE Referrals

All 3rd Grade Students will be tested for GATE the first of each year.  For students in 2nd & 4th-6th grades, students are referred by the teacher.  Parents may submit an online referral form on the GATE website.  There is a window of time in December to submit the online referral form.  After the referral window closes, students will be screened.  Link to the GATE website

Our Plan For GATE Identified Students for the 2018-2019 School Year Who Attend McPherson Magnet

Third Grade McPherson Students

 All GATE identified students will be clustered into one classroom. The classroom teacher has been trained in differentiation and GATE strategies using Advanced Thinking Maps.

 GATE identified students will receive an extra weekly STEM time with Mrs. Andrade, Gate Certificated Teacher and STEM Resource Specialist.

 

Fourth Grade McPherson Students

 All GATE identified students will be clustered into two classrooms. The classroom teachers have been trained in differentiation and GATE strategies using Advanced Thinking Maps.

 Universal Access Time for mathematics done twice per week. GATE and advanced students will be pulled out and challenged through rigorous mathematics concepts and math challenges.

 

Fifth Grade McPherson Students

All GATE identified students will be clustered into designated classrooms. The classroom teachers have been trained in differentiation and GATE strategies using Advanced Thinking Maps as well as Gate Certification.

 Universal Access Time for mathematics done twice per week. GATE and advanced students will be pulled out and challenged through rigorous mathematics concepts and math challenges.

 

Sixth - Eighth Grade McPherson Students

 Honors possibilities through AMC mathematics course (Accelerated Math 7, Honors Math 1 (previously Algebra), and Honors Math II (previously Geometry), Honors 7th/8th grade English and History