GATE program - Bakersfield High School

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Mission Statement
Kern High School District
Gifted and Talented Program
The mission of the Kern High School District GATE program is to provide
appropriate educational opportunities that challenge our brightest
students. These students come from a variety of cultural and
socioeconomic backgrounds as well as prior educational settings.
The program reflects our concern for divergent thinkers. The first two years
of our rigorous curriculum focus on flexible and responsive student
inquiry and discovery learning. Additionally, we place an emphasis on
creativity through cultural, fine arts and enrichment activities.
The program is designed to encourage participation and to enhance superior
abilities, talents and/or potential.
Our commitment includes instruction toward successful citizenship, high
ethical standards and personal development.
Bakersfield High School GATE
Orientation Meeting
Agenda
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Introductions
Definition of GATE/Honors/AP
Identification Process for GATE
GATE at Bakersfield High School
Courses available for your student
“A – G” Requirements
UC Admission Facts for Fall 2012
BHS Fascinating Facts
Important dates
Student input
Questions
KHSD GATE
Identification Process
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The Kern High School District mailed out a letter to the parents or guardians of all 8th grade
students who will enroll in the KHSD for next year.
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Students may be nominated for GATE consideration by:
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Their parent
Their teacher/Junior high school
Self nomination
Students are considered for GATE by using a combination of components:
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Test scores based on achievement tests taken in the spring
Junior High GPA
Teacher Evaluation
Score on the Otis Lennon test (if applicable)
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Official selection and notification of GATE students will occur in late May/ early June.
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Parent permission forms are filled out and returned prior to student participation in the GATE
program.
Courses Available
Freshman Year
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GATE English
GATE Biology
GATE Foreign Language
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French
Spanish
GATE Geometry or
GATE Advanced Algebra
Sophomore Year
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GATE English
GATE World History
GATE Foreign Language
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French or Spanish
AP European History
AP Psychology (as early as)
GATE Advanced Algebra or
Honors Precalculus
Honors Chemistry
Courses Available
Junior Year
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AP English/Language
AP US History
Honors Foreign Language
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French
Spanish
Honors Chemistry
Honors Precalculus or
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
Senior Year
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AP English/Literature
AP Government (one semester)
AP Economics (one semester)
AP Calculus AB
AP Foreign Language
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French
Spanish
AP Physics/AP Biology/AP
Environmental Science
AP Statistics
AP Art
AP Music Theory
Electives
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Literary
 Journalism – Blue and
White
 Student Literary Magazine
-IKON
 Yearbook – Oracle
Music
 Choir
 Concert Band
 Marching Band
 Orchestra
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Forensics
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Drama
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Art
Student Government
Academic Decathlon
History Day
ROTC
Science Bowl
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What are “A-G” Requirements?
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The "A to G" requirements are the entrance requirements for
California's University of California and California State
University systems. Entrance requirements for other university
systems may vary. Grades of "C" or better are required in all College
Preparatory courses
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A. History/Social Studies
B. English
C. Mathematics
D. Laboratory Science
E. Language other than English
F. Visual and Performing Arts
G. College Preparatory Electives*
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2 years required
4 years required
3 years required/ 4 recommended
2 years required/ 3 recommended
2 years required/ 3 recommended
1 year required
1 year required
UC Freshman Profile Fall 2012
SAT +GPA requirements
Berkeley
Davis
Irvine
Los Angeles
Merced
Riverside
San Diego
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz
www.universityofcalifornia.edu
Reading
674
611
588
659
525
550
639
614
573
Math
701
658
645
702
559
595
691
654
597
Writing
692
632
611
681
533
566
661
635
586
GPA
4.16
4.03
4.02
4.11
3.57
3.70
4.07
3.96
3.78
Fall 2012 UC Admission Facts
UC
Admit
Applicants
Admit Rate
ACT Composite Score
Berkeley
13,264
61,715
21.5%
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Davis
22,596
49,826
45.3%
28
Irvine
23,947
56,525
42.4%
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UCLA
16,049
72,680
22.1%
30
Merced
10,789
14,055
76.8%
23
Riverside
19,020
30,381
62.6%
25
San Diego
22,940
60,839
37.7%
29
Santa Barbara
24,621
55,262
44.6%
28
Santa Cruz
20,142
33,148
60.8%
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2012 GATE Star Results
Percent scoring proficient and above
English 9 G
English 10G
World History
Biology
Geometry 9G
Algebra 1
Algebra 2 (9th)
Algebra 2 (10th)
Summative Math
District
90
86
61
93
58
56
68
55
54
BHS
88
90
80
77
51
62
76
64
79
Bottom Line
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The GATE, Honors, and Advanced Placement
Program at Bakersfield High School can make a
difference for your student.
The GATE, Honors, and AP courses are natural
preparations for the students who want a
competitive advantage for University
acceptance.
Important Dates 2013
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January – Letters mailed to all 8th grade students in the Kern High School
District for 2013 - 2014 academic year.
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February 22 - GATE Application due date.
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Otis-Lennon Test dates: arrive by 8:45 for seating
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Liberty High School
April 6
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Bakersfield High School
Freshman Evening Orientation
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Freshman Registration
 April 16 - 18
9 – 10
Room 802
April 13
9 - 10
Student Cafeteria
7 p.m.
Harvey Auditorium
3 – 6 p.m.
Main Cafeteria
June – Parent Notification by mail of GATE placement

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