What is GATEWAY?

GATEWAY is Bartow County's enrichment program for gifted and academically talented students.  The name is an acronym that stands for "Gifted and Academically Talented Education With Accelerated Youth".  The purpose of the GATEWAY Program is to motivate and challenge able learners.  Students in the program are given opportunities to develop and apply skills in four main areas:  advanced research, creative thinking and problem solving, critical thinking and problem solving, and advanced communication.

According to GaDOE, a gifted education student is defined as one who demonstrates a high degree of intellectual and/or creative ability(ies), exhibits an exceptionally high degree of motivation, and/or excels in specific academic fields, and who needs special instruction and/or special ancillary services to achieve at levels commensurate with his or her ability(ies).



Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Webb & Mrs. Haley

Mrs. Vicki Haley

Meet Mrs. Haley. She loves all things coffee and chocolate is her favorite food. She has been teaching for 17 years in Bartow County Schools. She has a bachelor's and master's degree from Kennesaw State University. She holds endorsements in Gifted education, Reading, and STEM. She was the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Anita Webb

Meet Mrs. Webb. She loves all things science. She also loves spending time with her 3 children and her 5 sisters. She loves to travel. She has a bachelor's degree from University of West GA, a Master's degree from Kennesaw State University, and a Specialist degree from Jacksonville State University. She has endorsements in Gifted education, Science, Math, and STEM. She was Teacher of the Year 2023-2024.



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