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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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Sunday April 16th, 2017

April 17 meeting moved to April 27th !!

NOTE: Next GATEPG Meeting Is Rescheduled.

The GATE Parents Group Meeting scheduled for Monday, 4/17 has been changed to Thursday, 4/27 at 7pm. Please accept our apology for any inconvenience!

Register for Summer Enrichment

Looking for opportunities to learn this summer? Take an enrichment class sponsored by the GATE Parents Group!

Want to spend a week discovering a new topic,
Fuel your creativity, or
Get motivated toward a potential career...?

Early registration for GATE-only students starts now until April 23 (Early Rate).
Early registration for ALL students is April 24-May 7 (Early Rate).
Regular registration for ALL students starts on May 8 (Regular Rate). Prices will increase on May 8.

Sign up now for the EARLY RATE! Classes are developed for entering 9th through 12th grade students. Space is limited. However, in the event of low enrollment, GATEPG reserves the right to cancel a class up to two weeks prior to the start date. You will be notified, and a full refund will be provided. Please contact for questions.

Offerings at a glance:
Please note that some classes are M-Th.


- MAYA 3D-Modeling & Texturing For Video Games, Burlingame HS, Ju...

Register for an Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity!

Enrichment Class: Sojourn to the Past through the Eyes of a Civil Rights Icon

This class offers an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a meaningful dialogue with a member of the Little Rock Nine! Collaborate with like-minded people who share your passion for civil rights and increase your awareness of global citizenship and learn strategies for implementing lessons from the civil rights era in your daily life.

Instructor: Jeff Steinberg is an American History teacher and founder of Sojourn to the Past. He has worked with thousands of high school students and civil rights heroes alike. He specializes in "living history" and facilitates experiential learning in order to bring history to life and give meaning to the present. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. Sojourn to the Past has been featured in the USA Today, SF Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury and many other publications around the country and has been featured on television shows, such as CNN.