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GATE Parents Group

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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College Essay 3rd session

A third session of the popular College Application Essay workshop has been added.

Wednesday May 15th, 2019

The summer enrichment classes "Shark Tank" and "Chenistry Camp" have been cancelled due to limited enrollment.

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

Early Rate for Summer Classes Ends Sun, 4/28!
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Please go to our class buttons at the top menu bar for more info & to register.

College Prep Courses
- College Essay Strategies: Registration closes 5/27. Evening session: Jun 3-5, Mon-Weds; Jun 3: 5pm-7pm, Jun 4-5: 5pm-6pm and two one-on-one 45 min private follow-up sessions.
- 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 3-7: Intro to Forensic Science | ‘Shark Tank’ Discovering Business
- June 10-14: SF Digital Photo Safari | Intro to Economics and Stock Market Investment | Chemistry Camp
- 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