Welcome to G.A.T.E.Ways!
G.A.T.E.Ways is the name of Gifted Education Services in Forest Hills Public Schools. We strive to meet the needs of all learners with different levels of service. In each elementary school, every grade level has a gifted cluster teacher who is trained to work with gifted students to help them achieve their individual potential. Our middle school grades 7-8 offer Challenge classes. The videos and documents below are your “gateway” to learning more about our elementary and middle school services.
- K-6 Cluster Grouping Informational Video
- K-6 Gifted Testing and the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (FAQ)
- Middle School Challenge Class 7-8 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
G.A.T.E.Ways K-5 Information
Sixth Grade Information for Challenge Classes
The challenge class selection process for FHPS students has begun for the 2018-19 school year. On February 9, all sixth grade FHPS students will receive letters that explain the selection process. A Challenge Class application is required. The application opens on February 12, at 9:00 a.m., and closes on February 26, at 9:00 a.m. Please select the appropriate application below:
FHPS students who have a completed application will be tested during the month of March. The district will conduct a qualifying data review in April and May. Letters to inform families of qualification status will be mailed June of 2018.
If you have any questions regarding the G.A.T.E.Ways program or Challenge classes, please e-mail Christina Mendoza at email@example.com or contact her at 616-493-8575.