G.A.T.E. (the North Program), a system program for gifted and talented students in a congregated setting, is located at Q.E. Senior High School. This program is available to qualified students in grades 7-12.
In Junior High G.A.T.E. classes, students receive an enriched curriculum in Humanities (Language Arts and Social Studies), Mathematics, and Science with an emphasis on cross-curricular themes and activities wherever possible. Queen Elizabeth Jr./Sr. High School offers a wide variety of complementary courses such as French, Band, Art, Home Economics, Drama, Dance, Computers, and Industrial Arts. G.A.T.E. students are integrated into the whole school community for complementary courses and Physical Education
HIGH SCHOOL GIFTED PROGRAM
The high school G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) Program at Queen Elizabeth High School is a special needs program designed to meet the unique learning requirements of qualified students in grades 10-12 who are intellectually gifted. It is evolving, and will change to meet the needs of the students in the program at the time. The intention is to provide a personalized program that will furnish these students with meaningful and challenging educational experiences.
• Intended for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who have been identified as gifted by the Calgary Board of Education. This includes students who are gifted and learning disabled.
• Courses are designed to compact the curriculum to allow students the opportunity to fit more courses into their three year program.
• Courses are designed to encourage students to develop a global or “big picture” perspective.
• As much as possible, courses are paced to meet the needs of gifted learners.
• As much as possible, courses are designed to allow the students to continue to develop as autonomous learners.
• Courses will be organized to allow gifted students the opportunities that they need to interact with their gifted peers.
• The program can be personalized, utilizing the student’s I.P.P. (Individualized Program Plan).
• Depending on the demand for specific courses, the following courses, or alternatives, may be offered (minimum enrollment for any course is 15 students).
1. Humanities I, II and III
2. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology 20, 30, and Advanced Placement
3. Pure Math 10, 20, 30, 31 and Advanced Placement
4. Phys Ed
Contact Mr. Glassford, Learning Leader GATE/AP. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.