GATE: Garretson Elementary – Magnet Program
*All day long novelty, acceleration, depth, complexity, and differentiation taught in the magnet classrooms by GATE trained and certificated teachers.
*Group collaborative projects with peers of the same mind set
*STEM activities during the school day.
*A STEAM after school enrichment program
*Dissections across the grade levels
*Drama productions of Shakespeare and curriculum connected plays
*National Honor Society
*Opportunities for the Presidential Academic Awards
*Community Career lectures to enhance understanding of college and career readiness and requirements
*History Day projects (12 of the past 14 years have seen students go on to the state and national level of competition)
*GATE family nights 4-6 times a year, focusing on diverse topics (science, history, poetry, music, etc.)
*Community Outreach programs
*High school science students are used as mentors in studying the scientific method
*Enrichment activities are integrated into the school day every day
*Field trips that enhance learning experiences
*Opportunities to develop and run businesses and develop fiscal responsibility
*Leadership service in student council at a higher rate of service than the general ed. population
*Emphasis on musical education through band participation
If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the principal, Mrs. Ana Luna.