Serving Allen ISD gifted students in grades 1-6
    Located at Vaughan
    Elementary School
    820 Cottonwood Drive • Allen, TX 75002
    Tonya Jasenof, Principal  
    Ashley Nelson, Assistant Principal
    Amy James, District Gifted & Talented Instructional Specialist
    Mission Statement:

    Allen ISD provides options in gifted education while cultivating innovative extensions beyond the core learning to challenge and expand the uniqueness of the gifted mind. 


    GATE News & Information For Parents


    Each year, Allen ISD hosts an informational meeting for parents providing information on the GATE Academy and the lottery process.  This year’s informational meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be facilitated via Zoom webinar.  To join the webinar meeting, please go to https://zoom.us/s/93895219688.  There is no need to register for the meeting.  The recording of the meeting will be posted to the Gifted & Talented Services webpage and to the GATE Academy webpage for those who cannot attend the live webinar session and for those who wish to review a recording of the information.


    The window to apply for a 2021-2022 GATE Academy seat will be open from March 23-April 5, 2021.  The application will be link will be communicated as the application window draws closer.


    Please note, the GATE Academy lottery is open to Allen ISD students currently in grades K-5 who are already identified gifted and have attended AIM this year.  Students who are in the process of testing for potential gifted identification this spring are not eligible for this year's GATE Academy lottery.  This is the same as previous years.  Should your student be identified through this year's testing and begin AIM in the 2021-2022 school year, they will be eligible for next year's GATE Academy lottery.   

  • GATE Important Dates 2020 

    April 1-12, 2020
    GATE Academy Lottery window open
    April 13, 2020
    Emails sent confirming receipt of application
    week of April 20, 2020
    GATE Academy lottery
    April 27, 2020
    Notification of GATE Academy selection or wait list
    May 6, 2020
    acceptance and verification due for selected students
    May 14, 2020 *subject to change*
    GATE Welcome Reception 6:30PM @ Vaughan