GATE Liaison

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    Kristie Starkovich

    Lawrence GATE Liaison

Gifted & Talented Education (GATE)

GATE Mission

  • The mission of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is to provide appropriate, differentiated educational opportunities and auxiliary services for our K-12 students. These opportunities are designed to be commensurate with the students' unique capabilities, individual talents, and creative abilities.

    Our program will nurture each student's sense of personal worth, encourage students to develop and use their gifts and talents responsibly, and stimulate a love of learning in an atmosphere of cooperation among students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

GATE Parent Information

  • School Site GATE Committees
    The GATE Committee at each school site consists of the administrator, teachers, and parents of GATE identified students. Committees share information and plan after-school enrichment activities. The dates, times, and location of meetings are determined by each site. Contact your school site GATE committee for more information.

    Elementary District-Wide Events
    All GATE students in grades 3-5 are invited to participate in district-wide events. Students and parents will be contacted via email with the description and registration information for each social.

    California Association for the Gifted
    The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) is an organization of parents, educators, and community members who strive to improve education for individuals who demonstrate giftedness or gifted potential. The organization disseminates information, encourages advocacy and awareness, and sponsors activities significant to gifted education.

GATE Advisory Committee

  • The purpose of the LVJUSD GATE Advisory Committee is to:

    • Provide a forum for sharing strategies, ideas, and resources among our site-based programs;
    • Have on-going responsibility to review with the GATE Coordinator the implementation of the Gifted and Talented Education Plan in accordance with the GATE Standards and to annually assess the effectiveness of the program;
    • Participate in an advisory capacity to recommend modifications in the plan that reflect changing needs and priorities.

    The GATE Advisory Committee meets at least six times a year and consists of:

    • GATE Coordinator
    • GATE Categorical Program Assistant
    • An administrator
    • Parent and teacher representatives from each school site