Parent Referral Forms (Request for GATE Testing)

Private School or Non-GGUSD Students:

If you are interested in having your private school or non-GGUSD student tested for the GGUSD GATE Program, and are currently living within the Garden Grove Unified School District Boundaries, please include the following additional documentation with your testing referral form:

    • Copy of Parent/Guardian Identification
    • Copy of student's birth certificate/record
    • Two documents to show proof of address within the GGUSD boundaries (utility bill showing services to the address provided on the form, correspondence from the IRS/State/County, payroll stub showing name and address, Social Services documentation, rental agreement signed by both parties)


Winter GATE Testing 

Parent and Teacher Referrals accepted on or before DECEMBER 1, 2020.

      • Testing will take place Winter, 2021.
      • Testing date parent notifications will be sent home 1 week prior to testing.
      • Students who qualify during Winter testing are eligible to begin placement for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Summer GATE Testing (May, 2021)

Parent and Teacher Referrals accepted DECEMBER 2, 2020 to MAY 1, 2021.

      • Students who qualify during Summer testing are eligible to begin placement for the 2021-2022 school year IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE



Please join us as we welcome back our guest speaker Sharon Duncan of Gifted Identity℠ for one of our GATE parent meetings of the 2020-2021 school year.

Helping your gifted child transition back to the classroom
Gifted children often experience the world in an intense manner, emotionally, intellectually, and physically. Even positive, much-anticipated changes can be challenging.  The adjustments to education made necessary by COVID have been difficult for students, parents, teachers, and schools alike. Yet those changes have happened, and after a fair amount of time, many students have adjusted to a “new normal.”  Others continue to struggle, and still others have never even experienced a regular school year.  While most are excited about a return to the classroom, no matter how well it is executed, it will still be a transition. Add to this rich pot of soup, the complications from gifted asynchronous development and these complex, intense children are likely to benefit from some unique “tools” to make the transition smoother. This talk will focus on why change can be hard for some gifted students, and what you can do to help them succeed.   

Join us on Zoom Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Zoom information to come!

If you have questions, please contact the GATE department directly at 714-663-6488 or email

For more information about Sharon Duncan, please visit her website at