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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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ACT Prep Class

ACT Prep (targeting July 14, 2018 ACT test) - Registration is now open for all students!
Four Sat + two Sun (6 sessions): 6/3 (Sun), 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/8 (Sun).

Register for Summer Enrichment Classes

Check out our week-long enrichment classes! These courses are developed for entering 9th-12th grade students. Whatever motivates you, we hope you will discover something fun and exciting this summer!

June 4-8: Introduction to Economics and Stock Market Investing
June 11-15: SF Digital Photo Safari; Intro to Forensic Science; Nutritious Delicious
June 18-22: 3D Modeling and Video Game Design; Introduction to Java Programming
July 9-13: Around the World in 10 Dishes
July 16-20: Game Development in UNITY
July 23-27: Advanced Economics and Stock Market Investing; Chemistry Camp
July 30-Aug 3: Introduction to Python Programming; Creative Writing; SAT Prep Bootcamp (targeting August 2018 SAT test date)

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, Mills, or San Mateo High School, 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, Treasurer, 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!