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G.A.T.E. NEWSLETTER September 2003 - page 2
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Office of Educational Services
Phone 415-492-3704 Fax 415-492-3707
Thomas J. Lohwasser, Superintendent * Donna Pittman, Director of Educational Services

As the 2003-04 school year gets under way, we’d like to remind continuing GATE parents and inform new GATE parents of some opportunities for gifted children and resources for parents.




Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, Distance Learning Center, offers challenging math tutorials for students K-12.  New enrollment starts each month.  www.jhu.edu/gifted/math


Writing courses for grades 6-12 progress through 5 levels and include a preparation course for the AP English Language and Composition exam taken in high school.  Enrollment is offered in January, February, June, September and October.  www.jhu.edu/gifted/writing/


Stanford EPGY (Educational Program for Gifted Youth) provides distance learning for highly capable students from kindergarten to advanced high school students.  The math courses offer a complete mathematics curriculum at the elementary and middle school level.  Writing courses begin with grade four providing essay writing skills and introduction to literary analysis and progress through high school.  Enrollment for most courses begins on the first day of each month.  www-epgy.stanford.edu/





Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page is a website www.hoagiesgifted.org/ with a variety of resources for parents including listings of additional online learning programs, book recommendations on topics relating to raising gifted children, and a variety of articles on subjects such as gender issues, educational theories, and children with special needs. 


Families of the Talented and Gifted (TAG) is a website devoted to gifted students.  It offers resources and interesting articles on a variety of topics.  www.tagfam.org/


The California Association for the Gifted sends members a wealth of information about summer schools opportunities nationwide as well as books for parents and other GATE information.  www.cagifted.org


The National Association for Gifted Children also offers a parenting magazine for developing your child’s gifts and talents as well as other opportunities.  www.nagc.org




Sonoma State University – EXCEL program has challenging classes for 4th-8th grade students.  One-day workshops, Saturday University, begin in February and run through May. Details will be posted January 1, 2004 at www.sonoma.edu/exed/excel. You may also sign up online to be on their mailing list or request a brochure. More intensive one- and two-week sessions are offered in the summer.

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