Students are qualified for G.A.T.E. based on their State Test scores.  To qualify students need to score in the 95th Percentile (not percentage) in both the Language Arts and Math sections.

A District test given to students that were close to qualifying in both Language Arts and Math, and have a Teacher Recommendation.  Students will need to score in the 98th Percentile on this test to qualify.  The test is given only once per school year.  It is usually given in November at Cole Elementary.  There is only one test date per school year.  If it is determined that your student should test they will receive a Permission Slip.

 If you feel that your child has been overlooked and would like me to look up your child’s test scores, please email me at  

If your child has already qualified previously for the GATE Program, they will continue to be in the G.A.T.E. program while at Clovis Unified School District.

If your student qualified at another school district, I can look up their scores and see if they meet the qualifications set by Clovis Unified.

GATE Meetings are on Mondays at 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Exceptionally Capable Learners (E.C.L.)

3rd Grade students are identified for this club by their teacher.  This club consists Third Grade students that are considered to be in the top 10%.  Students that are recommended will receive a Permission Slip, usually by the end of the First Quarter.  ECL meetings are on Tuesdays at 3:15-4:15.