MMS GATE Program

    The Mandarin Middle School Gifted and Academically Talented Education Program is an accelerated and well-rounded academic program that is designed for students who have a proven academic success record and who have the motivation to complete a rigorous level of academic classes.

    Key features of the program:

    • Individualized educational program with a three-year plan of study. Seventh graders may be eligible to take Algebra I Honors and 8th graders take Geometry Honors (high school credit courses).
    • Digitally integrated instruction.
    • Honors classes are designed to foster critical-thinking skills and prepare students to excel in a globally competitive world.  


    Please turn in your GATE Application to Mandarin Middle School. The main office has a folder for them. If you prefer to submit them electronically, you can e-mail them to

    Mrs. McDonald golischm@duvalschools.org 



    Gifted Coordinator: Mrs.McDonald
    Email: golischm@duvalschools.org
    GATE Lead Teacher: Ms. Duarte