Welcome to the GATE web page for Lee Middle School! If you have questions concerning GATE (Gifted and Talented Education), please feel free to contact the counselor listed below.
In almost all cases, your GATE-identified child should be enrolled in one or more advanced classes, depending on his or her area(s) of strength. Recent changes in state law require that programs for GATE students must be “planned and organized as an integrated, differentiated learning experience within the regular school day.”
If your child is not GATE identified and you think he or she might be eligible, GATE referrals can be initiated by either parents/guardians or school staff. The referral process requires a simple form from the parent/guardian, a form from a teacher, and standardized test scores from the past two years. The deadline for referrals is set by the district and is usually in early December. Students are then given the GATE test at each school site during the school day in December or January. Results are mailed to parents in May or June. You may contact me at the beginning of the school year to begin the referral process. The referral process should be initiated no later than the middle of November.
Please contact Jeff Devlin
for more information.