Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
As all schools within the Bellflower Unified School District are closed for the remainder of the school year, GATE identification and testing is suspended until schools resume. However, we are still providing some services and students should receive differentiated instruction as appropriate.
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 12, 2021 - February 18, 2021.
March 9, 2021 - April 22, 2021.
Note: There will be no classes held during the week of April 5-9 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 5, 2020: Winter Registration begins
- October 30, 3030: Winter Regsitration closes
- January 12, 2021: Winter Session begins
- January 19, 2021: Spring Registration begins
- February 12, 2021: Spring Registration closes
- March 19, 2021: Spring Session begins