Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
What is GATE?
Bellflower Unified School District proudly offers the GATE Enrichment program for all BUSD GATE identified students. GATE students throughout the district will have the opportunity to select an enrichment class on a first come, first served basis. This program allows our highest achieving students the opportunity to extend their regular classroom learning and engage in rich, meaningful educational experiences. The program may also generate early interest in specialized or elective programs.
How Can My Child Participate?
Each student identified in the GATE program may participate in the Enrichment Program. Classes are offered during the second and third trimesters of the school year. Students may choose to attend a class at their own elementary site or to join a class from another elementary school site. Students may take one class per session. Please note that district transportation will not be provided.
How Can We Sign Up?
Registration will be done by Google form. The link to the Google form will be provided to you by your child’s teacher. You must complete the registration via Google form if you wish for your child to participate in the GATE Enrichment After School program. The registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
What Classes are available?
Please refer to the GATE Enrichment Class Course Description.
When are Classes Held?
Each session is six weeks long. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. It is essential that your child be on time to class. If students arrive late or do not attend class, students on the waiting list will be given priority.
January 11, 2022 - February 15, 2022.
March 8, 2022 - April 21, 2022.
Note: There will be no classes held during the week of April 11-18, 2022 due to Spring Break.
How Will I know if My Child is Enrolled Into an Enrichment Class?
A confirmation e-mail will be sent approximately two weeks prior to classes beginning. Be sure to check your email (including SPAM folder). A copy of the current enrollment in GATE classes will be available at each school site.
How Will I be Notified if a Class is Cancelled?
A Blackboard phone call or an email notification will be sent should a class be cancelled. It is BUSD’s expectation that all classes will be held. If a regularly scheduled class is cancelled, it will be held during a make up week.
What Should I Expect for the First Day of Class?
Teachers will take attendance and begin immediately. Any students on the waiting list will be admitted if space becomes available.
Dates to Remember
- October 25, 2021: Winter Registration begins
- November 19, 2021: Winter Regsitration closes
- January 11, 2022: Winter Session begins
- January 21, 2022: Spring Registration begins
- February 18, 2022: Spring Registration closes
- March 8, 2022: Spring Session begins