Gifted And Talented Educational Services

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GATES students playing a game of chess

"Creativity is intelligence having fun." - Albert Einstein


The mission of the Vicksburg Warren School District’s GATES program is to develop life-long, self-motivated learners.

" Vicksburg Warren School District understands that every child has genius - whether it be in the classroom, on the playing field or in art class. The VWSD offers the gifted program for its intellectually gifted students. This program is offered in addition to the regular classroom educational program, and is designed to meet the individual needs of these students by challenging them with accelerated learning opportunities. The VWSD is committed to developing each child and to graduating all students college, career and life prepared. The Gifted and Talented Educational Services (G.A.T.E.S.) program in the district is an integral part of accomplishing this goal." 


The Vicksburg  Warren School District provides a gifted education program for its INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED  students in grades 2nd-6th. The gifted education program is designed to meet the individual needs of these students and are in addition to, and different from the regular classroom educational program. Gifted students require a specialized differentiated educational program which enables these students to realize and cultivate their potential contribution to self and society. Criteria must be met for a student to receive gifted services. GATES students are served for a minimum of 360 per week through a pull-out program.