Welcome to the Park County School District #6 G.A.T.E. Website!
Gifted And Talented Education Vision Statement
Park County School District #6 is committed to developing responsible learners with skills and knowledge to succeed in an ever-changing world. The district recognizes that some students have the potential for performing at remarkably high levels when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. These students have needs that require unique learning experiences. The district will provide tailored instructional services, known collectively as Gifted And Talented Education (G.A.T.E.), for intellectually gifted and talented students from kindergarten through grade twelve, designed to meet their academic, social, emotional, and creative needs. G.A.T.E. will provide these students with opportunities for exploring, experiencing, and expressing, as well as developing a sense of individual responsibility to the school community and to a changing society. The mission of the program is to chart a course that launches the student on a life-long journey of learning.
IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND TO THE GATE DEPARTMENT PLEASE FILL OUT A REFERAL FORM (AVAILABLE BELOW) AND SEND IT TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: EASTSIDE ELEMENTARY; CODY MIDDLE SCHOOL; OR THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. THANK YOU.
Park County School District #6 Board of Education Policy states:
"All children and youth have the right to develop their full capabilities. The school district recognizes that each child has the right to an education that respects individual rights and learning styles.
All children and youth in Wyoming need opportunities to develop their individual talents, and the gifted and talented are no exception. The complex nature of giftedness may manifest itself through the interplay of many different intellectual abilities as well as through a variety of creative expression and non-academic talents. Giftedness implies that each gifted child is distinctly different from children in general and from other gifted children, yet their unique abilities and interests are found in every culture, ethnic, and socioeconomic group.
Gifted and talented individuals have demonstrated abilities which give evidence of high performance capability in one or more of the following categories:
specific academic aptitude
visual, literary or performing arts
The school district will strive to identify these students and make available appropriate educational opportunities.
The gifted and talented constitute a valuable and irreplaceable human resource. Therefore, the Board of Trustees is committed to the philosophy, design and implementation of educational programs that will assist gifted and talented students to develop their full potential."