What Parents Need to Know About:


What is the Gateway program?

Gateway is a fully immersed program for students in grades three through five who are identified as Gifted and Talented. Gateway is designed to build critical thinkers, problem solvers, and life-long learners by providing:

  • A rigorous, non-traditional atmosphere suited for gifted and talented students
  • Inquiry-based learning with student choice
  • Outstanding learning experiences
  • Leadership skills in the classroom, school, and community
  • Collaborative learning that builds innovative thinking

Who qualifies for the program?

Brenham ISD screens students for the G/T program using a multi-criteria approach to selection with 3 phases of placement. G/T identification is based upon data collected from achievement tests, ability tests, parent and teacher observation surveys, and student products from Kingore Planned Experiences.

What services are provided by the program?

The Gateway Program is provided 5 days a week by certified teachers who receive specialized training for gifted and talented instruction.  The teachers provide tailored content instruction in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies with a wide variety of cross-curricular connections.   

How do students exit the program? Parents must provide permission to have their child participate in the G/T programs.  A student participating in the G/T program will remain in the program until he/she leaves the district, graduates from high school, or is furloughed (temporarily not receiving services) or exited from the G/T program.

For more information about screening:

Contact Peggy Still

Brenham Independent School District

(979) 277-3700 |