Gifted and Talented Education

  • Mrs. Sturges


    Meet Elizabeth Sturges, GATE teacher

    “Not every child has an equal talent or an equal ability or equal motivation, but children have the equal right to develop their talent, their ability, and their motivation.”   ~ John f. Kennedy

    The Blaine County School District’s Gifted Program aims to meet the diverse needs of gifted and talented students with a high degree of excellence.  The District’s GATE Program recognizes the unique needs of students who possess substantially exceptional gifts and talents and with whom specialized support provided through the GATE Program, will sustain challenge and continued educational growth and motivation. A primary resource for the district in providing quality GATE services and support is the National Association of Gifted Children.


    The GATE program maximizes opportunities beyond the traditional educational experience for students demonstrating superior gifts and talents, helping them realize their full potential.



    Monday: Bellevue

    8:00-9:15 K/1/2 ELA support

    9:15-10:25- Art/GATE

    10:25- 11:20 3/4 ELA support

    11:20-12:10 Lunch

    12:15-1:00 5 ELA Support

    1:00-2:30- Planning and Testing


    Tuesday: Bellevue

    8:00-1:15 2nd and 3rd grade students (Alturas and Bellevue Students)

    1:30-2:30 Planning and testing


    Wednesday: Bellevue

    8:00-1:15 4th and 5th grade students (Alturas and Bellevue Students)

    1:30-2:30 Planning and testing


    Thursday: Alturas



    Friday: Carey