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serving the families of the San Mateo Union High School District

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Who We Are

The GATE Parents Group works with the San Mateo Union High School District to provide a high-quality Gifted and Talented Education Program. We are parents of GATE identified students from the six comprehensive high schools in the district.

What We Do

  • FUND innovative activities at the teacher, school and district level.
  • Encourage and sponsor EDUCATION for students, parents and professional staff.
  • Provide ENRICHMENT courses to students in the District with priority given to GATE identified students.
  • ADVOCATE for the GATE Program and the students and parents of the program.
  • Promote COMMUNICATION with the SMUHSD and among students, parents and professional staff.


We are members of the California Association for the Gifted.

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Enrichment Classrooms/Instructions/Directions

Class instructions and directions will be sent out about one week prior to the start of each class via the email you provided when you enrolled. For questions, please contact enrichment@gateparents.com. Here are the classroom assignments:

* Introduction to Computer Science in Python: CHS, A303
* Introduction to Entrepreneurship: Burlingame Public Library, Room TBA
* Sojourn to the Past through the Eyes of a Civil Rights Icon (Class canceled due to low enrollment)
* Creative Writing: MHS, Room 122
* Mobile Apps using App Inventor: BHS, C106 (Please note date/time changes: Mon-Thur, 8:30am-1:30pm. Fri class is canceled.)

Fall SAT/ACT Prep Class

SAT PREP:
Fall session to target 10/7/17 test date:
Morning sessions 8:30 - 12:00, Afternoon session 1:00 - 4:30
5 classes: Saturdays 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23 and Sunday 10/1
Location: SMHS

ACT PREP:
Fall session to target 10/28/17 test date:
6 classes (5 Saturdays + 1 Sunday) 9/16, 9/23, 10/1(Sunday), 10/7, 10/14, 10/21
9-12pm (3 hours) except the last class which is 8-12pm (4 hours); afternoon classes are 1-4pm (3 hours) except the last class which is 1-5pm (4 hours)
Location: SMHS

SAT Registration
7/17 - SAT registration open for GATE students, early fee (1 week) - $320
7/24 - SAT registration open for all students, early fee (1 week) - $320
7/31 - SAT registration open for all students, regular fee (4 weeks) - $405
8/26 - SAT registration closes
9/2 - SAT first day of class

ACT Registration
7/17 - ACT registration open for GATE students, early fee (1 week) - $320
724 - ACT registration open for all students, early fee (1 week) - $320
7/31 - ACT registration open for all students, regular fee (6 weeks) - $405
9/9 - ACT registration closes
9/16 - ACT first day of class