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GATE FAQs
 
I would like to have my child assessed for the GATE program what is my first step?
A: On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Southwest Park Elementary, there is a meeting for all parents who are interested in having their child assessed. 
It is important to attend this meeting as it will tell you all that you need to know.
 
When are the assessments? 
 
A: Students are allowed to be assessed once a year.          
January, 2018
Testing for grades 4th - 7th
Applications for this assessment are due to the school office by December 5, 2017.
 ***Deadline for 4th - 7th grade parent applications to be submitted to the school office for a January assessment is December 5, 2017.
 
February, 2018
Testing for grades 1st - 3rd    
Applications for this assessment are due to the school office by January 5, 2018.  
***Deadline for 1st - 3rd grade parent applications to be submitted to the school office for a January assessment is January 5, 2018.
  
If qualified would my child need to leave our home school?
A:  Yes, our GATE program is a magnet program held at South/West Park School.  SWP is on a traditional schedule of August through May.
 
When is the GATE Parent Advisory Meeting?
Our GATE Parent Advisory Meeting is April 26, 2018, at 4:00 pm at Southwest Park Elementary 500 W. Mt. Diablo, Tracy 95376. 
 
Where is the Elementary GATE Magnet Program?
A:  The Elementary GATE Magnet Program is housed at South/West Park Elementary School.