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 academics.

    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 level academic courses designed to foster critical-thinking skills and prepare students to excel in a globally competitive world. 
    • Option to participate in Band/Art/Music and priority given for Spanish (high school credit).

    The MMS GATE program admissions are based on past academic achievement, FSA scores, teacher recommendations (if applicable), and student’s demonstrated desire to excel. 

    Three Year Course Progression Plan 
    (2018-2019 Course Progression Plan is currently being updated.)
     *Denotes high school credit course

    Elective Note:  PE/Health are required by the FLDOE for promotion to high school for all middle school grades (semester courses/each year).  

    Contact Person: Lindsay Schaeffer
    Email: schaefferl@duvalschools.org
    Phone#: 904-292-0555 x267