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. 

    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. 

    The only way to receive regular information on classes and events sponsored by GATE Parents Group is to sign up on the GATE-PG Mailing List.

    News and Upcoming Events

    Registration for Summer College Essay Strategies is Opening!!

    With many colleges waiving SAT and ACT requirements for now, and spring semester grades provided as Pass/No Pass, essays could play an even more important role in the college application process.  This GATE Parents Group-sponsored class focuses on the development of quality essay and personal statement drafts for the UC and Common Application Essay prompts and features one-on-one sessions with the instructor. Classes will be held virtually and are also open to non-SMUHSD students.

    Orientation and small group sessions - Virtual
    Orientation: Tuesday June 23; 6-8 pm
    Two Small Group Sessions: Tues, June 30 and Thurs, July 2, choice of 6-7pm or 7-8pm

    Two private one-on-one follow up sessions with instructor - Virtual
    45 minutes each (over course of summer, variety of times to choose from)

    Course Fee: $385

    Registration dates:

    May 18 - May 24: GATE student only registration

    May 25 - June 14: All Students registration (in or out of district)

    Scholarships are available: Complete the Scholarship application

    To Register and for More Information: Go to

    Questions? Email the instructor Kevin Nelson at