• 2019-2020

    GATE Curriculum Nights

    **If you are unable to attend the evening of your child's HUB, you are welcome to join us at one of the other evenings**

    Thursday, September 5, 2019

    W.A. Porter HUB (Birdville High Feeder Schools)

    6:30-7:15 pm at W.A. Porter Cafeteria

    2750 Prestondale Drive, Hurst, TX  76054

    Access GATE Curriculum Night Presentation for W.A. Porter HUB


    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    West Birdville HUB (Haltom High Feeder Schools)

    6:30-7:15 pm at West Birdville Cafeteria

    3001 Layton Avenue, Haltom City, TX  76117

    Access GATE Curriculum Night Presentation for West Birdville HUB


    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Green Valley HUB (Richland High Feeder Schools)

    6:30-7:15 pm  at Green Valley Cafeteria

    7900 Smithfield Road, NRH, TX  76182

    Access GATE Curriculum Night Presentation for Green Valley HUB 


    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    1st-2nd grade GATE students (all campuses)

    6:00-7:00 pm  at Fine Arts & Athletic Complex (FAAC)

    9200 Mid-Cities, NRH, TX  76180

    Access 1st-2nd grade GATE Curriculum Night Presentation





    What is "giftedness"?

    “Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm.  This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity.”

    --The Columbus Group






critical reasoning test item
man on bicycle
elderly gentleman speaking with young child
  • The three images above help explain "giftedness"


    Image #1-gifted individuals excel at abstract reasoning, pattern matching, and independent thinking


    Image #2-Imagine a brain as a bicycle-bicycles can only be ridden so slowly before they fall over.  There is a minimum speed at which they can move.  Gifted brains have a higher minimum speed limit than typical brains in order to stay engaged in learning.


    Image #3-gifted individuals have intense interests that are sometime atypical.  Often, they look to intellectual peers over age peers who share similar interests.