GATE Parents Group

  • The Gate Parents Group works with the San Mateo Union High School District to provide a high-quality Gifted and Talented Education Program. 

    Visit the Gate Parents Group website.

    Registration Open for GATE Parent Group 2019 Summer Enrichment Courses

    Please visit for more information and to register for these GATE Parents Group sponsored courses. Classes are open to all students and are typically taught by SMUHSD teachers. Discounted rates are available for early registration through April 28.


    College Prep Courses

    SAT Bootcamp (targeting 8/24/19 SAT test)

    • Morning session: Jul 29-Aug 2, Mon-Fri, 8:30am-12:00pm.
    • Registration closes 7/22, one week prior to the class. 

    College Essay Strategies

    • Evening session: Jun 3-5, Mon-Weds; Jun 3: 5pm-7pm, Jun 4-5: 5pm-6pm and two one-on-one 45 min private follow-up sessions.
    • Registration closes 5/27, one week prior to the class.


    Summer Enrichment CoursesRegistration closes one week prior to each class. 

    These one-week courses are developed for entering 9th through 12th grade students:

    June 3-7: Intro to Forensic Science | ‘Shark Tank’ Discovering Business

    June 10-14: SF Digital Photo Safari | Intro to Economics and Stock Market Investment | Chemistry Camp

    June 17-21: Mock Trial Workshop | Biotechnology Boot Camp

    July 15-19: 3D Modeling and Animation | Culinary Tastemakers | Intro to JAVA Programming

    July 22-26: Game Development in UNITY | Creative Writing



    A limited number of scholarships are available for SMUHSD students from households with demonstrated financial need. Scholarship applications are due two weeks prior to the start of class and should be emailed to:

    See more detailed course information on locations and times at

    Stay Connected

    Sign up to receive timely information about GATE classes and Summer Enrichment programs.