Placement in the GATE program is based on the assessed need of the student and is periodically reviewed. The goal of the District is to accurately and appropriately select and place students in gifted programs. If a student is not successful, site staff, administration, school resource team, and/or the District GATE Administrator seek strategies to help the student become successful. Multiple placements are available for students: special day classes, clustered classes, extended day classes, honors classes, on-line courses, community college courses, internships, AP classes, apprenticeships, and advanced course work. Students new to MUSD and were identified as GATE in their previous school district will be reviewed on an individual basis and placed into the most appropriate classes. Formal identification into MUSD’s GATE program will be based on MUSD criteria.
Parent Involvement In Milpitas Unified School District, parents are essential partners in making the GATE program successful. The District believes the interests of gifted and talented students are best served when parents and educators work collaboratively. Parents have the opportunity to give input and feedback about school GATE programs by participating in site councils or other school level committees.
Open Enrollment Milpitas Unified School District maintains an open enrollment policy. This means that parents may send their student to any school within the district, as space permits. If a parent wishes to have a student attend a school other than their home school, the parent must submit an Open Enrollment form during March to the Student Transfer Office at the Milpitas Unified School District Offices. Transfers are granted on a “space available” basis through a lottery system and the District does not provide transportation for open enrollment.