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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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Monday July 9th, 2018

Exam Prep Classes - Fall 2018
SAT Prep - 5 Saturdays starting 9/1/2018
San Mateo High School
Morning and afternoon Section
Registration opens July 16 for GATE students
Registration opens July 23 for any SMUHSD student

ACT Prep - 6 Saturdays starting 9/15/2018
San Mateo High School
Morning and afternoon Section
Registration opens July 16 for GATE students
Registration opens July 23 for any SMUHSD student

Summer Enrichment Course Room Assignments

Students, please see below for room assignments. Class information and directions will be sent via email approximately one week prior to the start of class. For questions, please contact enrichment@gateparents.com.

July 9-13: Around the World in 10 Dishes (BHS, F202)
July 16-20: Game Development in UNITY (BHS, F201)
July 23-27: Advanced Economics and Stock Market Investing (AHS, North Wing Room 245) / Chemistry Camp (MHS, Room 223)
July 30-Aug 3: Introduction to Python Programming (BHS, C106) / Creative Writing (MHS, 122) / SAT Prep Bootcamp (AHS, A-157)

Also, it's not too late to sign up for some enrichment classes! Registration is open to all students and closes one week prior to the start of each class.

Looking for New GATEPG Board Members!

We are looking for creative, dedicated parents to be School Site Representatives for the next school year. If your student has been GATE-identified and attends Aragon, Burlingame, Capuchino, Hillsdale, or Mills, you can become a board member to represent your school and help decide where to allocate our raised funds.

Positions are open for School Site Reps, Secretary, Grants Coordinator, and Events Coordinator. Please contact us at president@gateparents.com with questions about becoming a board member or how to get involved. Let's continue to make SMUHSD a great place to educate your child. Please join us to make an impact!