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GATE - Gifted and Talented Education

Robin Sehrt
Director of Elementary Education and GATE Program

Email: rsehrt@fusdk12.net
Tel: (510) 659-2596

GATE Handbook (includes Process and Identification - Google Doc)

Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) provides support for gifted and talented (GATE) students through differentiated instruction. We believe that differentiated instruction not only serves the needs of our exceptional students, but also enhances the entire educational program for all students.  

In February of 2020, funding for the CogAT testing was cut as part of the budget savings.  While the CogAT testing has been the primary means of qualifying students for GATE identification we are now in the process of identifying an alternative way of identifying students.  There will not be a test for GATE eligibility given this year.  We are currently revising the GATE identification process and handbook FUSD will have an update by Spring 2021.  

During the 2020/21 school year we will continue to identify 5th and 6th grade students who were not identified in an earlier grade.  These students  may be considered for GATE identification through the professional judgement process.  Teachers (staff only) and/or parents may nominate a student. A completed nomination form must be submitted by the teacher or parent to the school Principal by December 11, 2020.  Principals will set up meetings with the teacher, student, and parent to discuss the student’s eligibility for GATE identification.  In June 2021, parents, teachers, and students who applied for professional judgement will be informed of their child’s GATE eligibility.

Additional information and forms are available in the student’s school office and above.