• GATE Testing has concluded for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Eligibility letters were sent home in Thursday folders on Thursday, May 16th for students who completed first look testing. 

    Eligible students will begin GATE services in August 2024. An informational meeting for new GATE families will be held during the August 2024 Back to School Night.

    Families may contact the Gifted Eligibility Team Chair, Kristin Siembieda (, with any additional questions or concerns. 

    As outlined in the Georgia Gifted Manual, SPARK has created a Gifted Service Plan where all students who have been identified as gifted are pulled out once a week for a full day to receive their gifted services. This model is referred to as the resource model. In addition to the resource model, SPARK encourages all teachers to work towards receiving their gifted endorsement. Currently, SPARK has over 60% of teachers with a gifted endorsement. This means that students who are in the gifted program as well as students who are not in the gifted program may have teachers who are gifted endorsed. 

    Please visit the APS Gifted website for more information for identification and assessment.  

Informational Meeting Recording

  • View the presentation and recording below to get all your questions answered about GATE Testing at SPARK for the 2023 - 2024 school year. 

    CLICK HERE to view presentation slides. 

    CLICK HERE to view a recording of the meeting. 

Last Modified on May 16, 2024