Welcome to G.A.T.E.Ways!
G.A.T.E.Ways is the name of the Gifted Education Services program in Forest Hills Public Schools. We strive to meet the needs of all learners with different levels of service. We have instructors in all K-6 buildings who work with 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 programs.
- 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 Program Information
Screening for gifted education services has begun for the 2017-18 school year. Testing is required to determine eligibility for gifted services. Kindergarten and first grade parents/guardians may nominate their child by completing a nomination form below.
Additional Testing Information
If you wish to have your child retested, or tested for the first time (students in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5), please contact Christina Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration forms.
Sixth Grade Information for Challenge Classes
Screening for 2017-18 middle school challenge classes has begun. If you wish to have your current FHPS sixth grade student considered for challenge classes, it is essential that you complete a Challenge Class Application. The form is below.
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.