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GATE/EXCEL Parent Survey 2010

The GATE office staff values your input and they look forward to hearing from you.  There are 15 questions, mostly multiple choice, but also opportunities for you to share ideas and offer suggestions if you like. The entire survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for taking time to complete this survey!

Complete the survey.


The Emerson Parkside Academy Gifted and Talented Education/Primary Accelerated Learner Services programs extend from first through fifth grades. Advanced students who are talented and motivated, but not identified, are also clustered into these classrooms. GATE classes are characterized by a differentiated curriculum.

GATE Vision Statement

The Long Beach School District offers a Gifted and Talented Education/PALS program for eligible students in grades 1-12. The programs are designed to meet the needs of high ability and intellectually gifted students. Classroom instruction begins with the grade level core curriculum and is differentiated based upon student need and ability. The development of critical thinking is emphasized.

GATE Philosophy Statement

When participating in a differentiated curriculum, bright, talented students will become analytical thinkers, creative producers, and practical problem solvers.

See more GATE information.

How is PALS different from GATE?

GATE identification is not required for participation in a PALS class. District assessments given to all students are used to determine placement in the PALS program. Formalized GATE testing is used to determine placement in the GATE program. 

See more information on PALS.