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Seminar Program

Muirlands Middle School is now accepting GATE Seminar Program Intent to Enroll forms for the 2021-2022 school year for Seminar identified students. GATE Seminar Program Intent to Enroll forms will be date and time stamped when they are received at Muirlands Middle School. The following prioritization procedure will be implemented:

  1. La Jolla Cluster students: La Jolla Cluster includes students currently attending La Jolla, Bird Rock or Torrey Pines Elementary schools, and students whose residence is within Muirlands' attendance boundaries.
  2. Non-resident students who are not currently attending one of Muirlands' feeder elementary schools, i.e. La Jolla Elementary, Bird Rock Elementary, and Torrey Pines Elementary. These students must file an Enrollment Options application form with SDUSD before Enrollment Options Deadline. Submission of this application with Enrollment Options does NOT guarantee that your student will be offered enrollment at Muirlands. Students are placed on a list and will be called in priority order consistent with space availability.

Every attempt will be made to ensure enrollment into Seminar classes for Seminar identified students. Seminar classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis according to space.

Only Seminar-identified and pending Seminar-identified students should complete the Seminar Intent to Enroll forms.  Fifth-grade students who meet the following criteria, or students who are new to the District, should receive the District information about (re)testing. 

Testing and Retesting Information:

  • RETEST criteria for students not yet identified for GATE Cluster (5th grade only): Previous CogAt score of 85 percentile and Above Standard in all areas of English Language Arts and Math performance areas on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment.
  • RETEST criteria for students not yet identified for GATE Seminar (5th grade only): Previous GATE identification and Above Standard in all areas of English Language Arts and Math performance areas on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessment.

    The entire document is found on the District’s website:  Retest Criteria Document

Please email your completed Seminar Intent to Enroll form and documentation to Jennifer Nash at jnash@sandi.net. You will receive an email back confirming your submission.  

All GATE Seminar Program Intent to Enroll forms will be prioritized by Muirlands staff by date and time received in the Muirlands' school office. Please keep a copy of your officially date and time stamped GATE Seminar Program Intent to Enroll form for your records.

Please note that the contents of this page are subject to change pending future SDUSD Board of Education actions.

If you have any questions regarding this page, contact Jennifer Nash, Vice Principal, at 858-459-4211 extension 3002.

How to Complete the Seminar Intent to Enroll Process

The Seminar Intent to Enroll Process makes it possible for those students who are identified as GATE Seminar to access an appropriate GATE Seminar Program even when there is not one available in their High School Cluster of attendance
STEP 1 - Complete the Seminar Intent to Enroll form available on the GATE website under the Support Materials link. Your child's current school should also have a copy of this form.
STEP 2 - Attach a copy of your child's GATE Identification Letter. If you do not have a copy one can be obtained from your child's Cumulative File at the current school site or from the school psychologist.
STEP 3 - Submit both forms to the school if there is a Seminar Program at your child's current school. You will be remaining at that school.
STEP 4 - If there is not a seminar program at your current school email a copy of the Seminar Intent to Enroll form and the GATE identification Letter to gate@sandi.net.
STEP 5 - You will then be notified as to the school, usually the school closest geographically, where your child may be enrolled.
STEP 6 - After notification you submit both forms to the assigned school. Please keep a copy of both forms for your records.

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