The GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Parent Association is a volunteer group committed to supporting the GATE Program within the Calgary Board of Education.
Our members have children who are currently enrolled in the GATE Program, which is a Special Education program designed to meet the unique, and often complex needs of learners who are academically gifted.

What does it mean to be ‘gifted’? What is Gifted and Talented Education? Where can I find support?

If you are looking for the answers to these questions and more, we welcome you to our site and we hope you find what you are looking for.

Announcements and Events


      Information about each of these programs will be presented by administration, teachers and GATE students, to assist parents and students in making the best choice. There will be time for questions after the presentation.   Tuesday, NOVEMBER 8th 6:30 – 8:00 Queen Elizabeth High School 512 18th Street NW Calgary All parents welcome. Sponsored […]

  • Welcome GATE Parents!

    September, 2016 A warm welcome to our GATE families! If your family is new to the GATE Program, welcome aboard! If your family is returning after a busy summer, welcome back! The GATE Parent Association (GPA) is YOUR association: it is a collection of parents dedicated to supporting the GATE Program of the Calgary Board […]

  • AGM and Mindful Parenting

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 – 8:15 pm Louis Riel School: Comp Room 9632 Oakfield Drive S.W. The Annual General Meeting is a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and share stories in the journey of parenting the gifted. Learn what the GATE Parents Association (GPA) is about and lend your voice to what you […]

  • GATE Information Nights

    November 2 & 3 2016 at 6:30pm Parents/Guardians and Students are invited to learn about the CBE GATE Program and Referral Process, for identified gifted learners and in need of a specialized setting. There will be an opportunity to hear from the particular GATE schools, and their teachers, students, and parents. South GATE Schools Information […]

  • Dabrowski Congress

    July 14 to 16, 2016 Calgary, Alberta The Dabrowski Congress is an event for students, parents, teachers, psychologists, and physicians. Dabrowski created a theory of personality development that enhances  and aligns with our understanding of gifted individuals and how they experience the contrasts in the world. This theory celebrates the challenges faced and the opportunities […]

  • Calling all former GATE students!

    Are you willing to share your insights into the GATE program? Dr. Laurie Alisat, GATE specialist at the CBE, would like to hear from you! In order to make the GATE program the best it can be, please share your reflections about how you benefitted personally from the program, and identify improvements that could make the learning […]

  • Learning in a GATE classroom

      Louis Riel is excited to host an evening for parents to experience the GATE program for themselves! Come back to School! Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Louis Riel School 9632 Oakfield Drive SW Have you ever wondered what happens in a GATE classroom and how it differs from a regular program? Teachers […]

  • Deciphering high school programs

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:30 to 8:00 pm Henry Wise Wood High School 910 75 Avenue SW GATE, IB or AP? What is the best program for your child? Join staff and students of Henry Wise Wood High School as they explain the differences and similarities between the GATE, International Baccalaureate (IB), and Advanced Placement […]

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