APS GATE Identification and Testing
The Atlanta Public Schools Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Department has released a new video designed to inform stakeholders about the 17-18 gifted identification process. The video is approximately 23 minutes in length and discusses, in detail, each step of the process so that parents interested in having their child tested understand the procedures in place. Please also refer to the FAQs.
SPARK parents are reminded that any parent wishing to refer their child for testing must do so by the cut-off date of noon on September 29, 2017. All parent referral forms must be completed and turned in to Ms. Slack’s mailbox in the Briarcliff front office. No extensions will be honored as all rosters, test orders, and schedules are created with the names on file at COB on this date. Thank you for your understanding!
Please visit the APS Gifted website for more information for identification and assessment.
GATE / Challenge Upcoming Dates
There are no upcoming events at this time.
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