GATE Classroom

Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented children have outstanding abilities, perform at remarkably high levels, and have very unique needs. Our teachers understand gifted learners and have worked to develop specialized learning opportunities to challenge and engage them every step of the way.

We work closely with students, teachers and families to identify gifted and talented learners and match them with the most appropriate learning environment - from classroom clusters to accelerated learning opportunities.

We provide a comprehensive and robust Gifted and Talented Program that includes:

  • An identification system based on current research and best practice, that uses multiple assessments that are statistically valid and reliable. 
  • A comprehensive curriculum, that challenges and engages students in their learning and allows them to move at their own pace. 
  • Innovative instructional strategies that meet the unique interests and abilities of each student. 
  • District culture and values that support the G&T philosophy. 
  • Highly trained teachers who understand the complex needs of gifted learners. 
  • Alignment of resources, structures and systems to meet the needs of all students. 

Questions about GATE? Please contact Denise Cote at 651.351.8483 or

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GATE Program

GATE provides unique learning opportunities for our highly gifted and talented learners. 

Robotics Academy

Eligibility for Gifted Programming

Stillwater Area Public Schools has adopted research-based best-practice assessments to determine which students need specialized instructional services and programs to meet their full potential.

Cluster Classrooms

Clusters of gifted and talented elementary students are learning together rather than being divided up among several different classes.