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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 Class Room Assignments & Class Info

If you have registered for a GATE summer enrichment class, you will be contacted approximately one week prior to the start of your class with class information and other details from our class coordinator. Please see below for classroom assignments:

- June 3-5: College Essay (BHS Alumnae Room on 6/3, BHS A129 on 6/4 and 6/5)
- June 3-7: Introduction to Forensic Science (SMHS Biotechnology Center, Building D)
- June 10-14: SF Digital Photo Safari (Millbrae BART)
- June 10-14: Intro to Economics and Stock Market Investment (BHS, A129)
- June 17-21: Mock Trial Workshop (BHS, A129)
- June 17-21: Biotechnology Boot Camp (SMHS Biotechnology Center, Building D)
- July 15-19: 3D Modeling and Animation (BHS, F201)
- July 15-19: Culinary Tastemakers (BHS, F202)
- July 15-19: Intro to JAVA Programming (BHS, C106)
- July 22-26: Game Development in UNITY (BHS, F201)
- July 22-26: Creative Writing (MHS, 122)
- July 29-Aug 2: SAT Bootcamp (AM/PM: SMHS E116)

Don't Forget to Sign up for GATE Summer Classes

Please go to our class buttons at the top menu bar for more info & to register.

- SAT Bootcamp (targeting 8/24/19 SAT test): Registration closes 7/22. Sessions: Jul 29-Aug 2, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm

Summer Enrichment Courses: Registration closes one week prior to each class. These one-week courses are developed for entering 9th through 12th grade students:
- June 10-14: SF Digital Photo Safari | Intro to Economics and Stock Market Investment
- June 17-21: Mock Trial Workshop | Biotechnology Boot Camp
- July 15-19: 3D Modeling and Animation | Culinary Tastemakers | Intro to JAVA Programming
- July 22-26: Game Development in UNITY | Creative Writing

A limited number of scholarships are available for SMUHSD students from households with demonstrated financial need. Scholarship applications are due two weeks prior to the start of class and should be emailed to: scholarship@gateparents.com. Scholarship Application: https://www.gateparents.com/publicfiles/ScholarshipForm190224.pdf

SAT BootCamp 2nd session

A second session of the popular SAT Bootcamp (targeting 8/24/19 SAT test) has been added.
Registration closes 7/22. Sessions: Jul 29-Aug 2, Mon-Fri, 1:00pm-4:30pm