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Old 01-16-2008, 10:26 PM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Does anyone know anything about the GATE program in Eugene schools? Do the schools have the resources to keep bright kids challenged?

We are in a "good" school district now but it's too rigid and conservative, all they care about are test scores.

I'm looking for schools that will keep them challenged creatively. Eugene seems like a great city for the arts, are the schools benefitting from this culture? If so, which ones.

Many thanks!!!
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:08 AM
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This is the topic I was going to start, but rather than add a new thread, I thought I'd try bumping this one.

mkcking did you find a school in the Eugene area that met your expectations for a gifted program?

We have 2 elementary-aged kids, both in the gifted program at a good school (by Virginia standards). The job prospect that would move is cross country is in downtown Eugene, but a commute of 1/2 an hour is certainly reasonable if it means a better school zone for the kiddies.

Even with all the data out there, it's hard to match that up with practical application in selecting a new school from afar! Which elementary, middle, and high schools in the area have the strongest gifted programs?
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:20 PM
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Hi there... We have kids in 4J (Eugene public schools). I also have volunteered quite extensively in the schools for many years. I think your best bet would be to call the district and talk to someone. 4J

This link might help: Parent Resources | 4J

You would probably have an easier time finding something suitable in Portland, and especially Seattle. Eugene is very small. A twenty minute commute will have you outside city limits at a PYO farm. Half-hour you'll find fields of sheep, or mountains depending on which direction you're heading. The U of O in Eugene and OSU in Corvallis both offer summer enrichment programs for TAG students, but the schools themselves don't seem to offer much, at least in our experience.

Good luck!
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