The GATE Academy Mission
We cluster motivated and cognitively gifted students in small groups with their intellectual peers and provide them with an inquiry-based, accelerated, self-paced curriculum in a school environment that celebrates them for who they are. Our Student Code emphasizes what we teach our kids and what we expect our graduates to bring forward into the world -- inquiry about the truth and respect for themselves and others.
When kids play a central part in determining what they are going to learn, they dig deeper, reach farther, stay on task longer, retain more, spot contradictions better, and make conceptual connections faster. With inquiry-based learning, kids learn how to learn anything—and they learn to become creators of knowledge, rather than simply consumers of facts.