GATES Identification Windows (Grades 4-12)

Fall:  First week of December

Parent nominations for GATES Fall ID are due the first Mon in October to building GATES Coordinators.

Spring:  End of April - Beginning of May

Parent nominations for GATES Spring ID are due the first Mon in February to building GATES Coordinators.

Visual and Performing Arts (grades 4-12):  First week in March 

Parent nominations for VPA ID are due the first Mon in February to building GATES Coordinators.


  • To nominate your child, please download the GATES Parent Nomination Form from the GATES Documents & Forms page, complete and return to your child’s teacher by the posted dates above.  
  • Multiple criteria are considered and evidence gathered in the evaluation of each student which requires adequate time to represent each child thoroughly.  
  • Nominations received after the above published dates will be reviewed in the next nomination period.  
  • For more information, please visit the GATES Frequently Asked Questions section on this website.