Churchill | Hoover

Elementary Schools

Gifted Services (GATE)

Welcome to Gifted Services!  

Students in the Rochester Public Elementary Schools may qualify for Gifted Services for grades 3, 4, and 5 based on the scores achieved on a combination of identification tests, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Assessment. These tests assist the district with identification of students with gifted aptitudes in verbal or non-verbal courses of study. Verbal classes will incorporate reading and social studies standards. Non-verbal classes will incorporate mathematics and science standards. If students achieve a combined ranking on performance measures, then they will be formally identified to receive gifted services in Rochester Public Schools. 

For more information regarding:

  • Curriculum
  • Identification
  • Important Dates
  • Advancement
  • Highly Gifted Program at Friedell and Kellogg
  • RAMP Links
  • Resources

Please click on the District-Wide Gifted Services TAB on the left.

Hi, I'm Laura Heuton, the Gifted Services specialist at Churchill/Hoover and Folwell. Welcome! Thank you for visiting my site! Please check out the links on the left side of the screen to learn more about Gifted Services. 

I work with 3, 4, and 5th graders in verbal (language arts/social studies) and nonverbal (math/science). I also work with all first graders using the PETS curriculum that intentionally teaches the use of all sorts of thinking.

I look forward to working with you over the course of this school year. Please contact me via email if you have a question or need assistance. Because I move around between buildings and rooms, email is the best way to get a hold of me. If you would like me to call you, I can certainly do that. Thank you.

Laura Heuton

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