Lincoln K-8

District-Wide School

Gifted Servies (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.


Building Assignments:
Lincoln K-8: A, B, F all day and C from 3-3:45
Longfellow 45-15: D and E all day and C from 1-2:45
Pinewood: C day mornings 

Vandi King

Hello, I'm Vandi King, the Gifted Services Specialist at Lincoln, Longfellow and Pinewood. Welcome and thank you for visiting my site!  I  provide extra challenges in VERBAL (Language Arts/Social Studies) and NON-VERBAL (math/science) academic areas who have been identified as gifted in one or both areas or are a part of a co-taught classroom.   

I look forward to learning with you over the course of this school year.
Please contact me via email if you have a question or need assistance. Thank you.

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