Scholarly Investigative Project Information

The Bakersfield City School District GATE Program Plan offers all GATE students the opportunity to participate in an inquiry project. The intent of the project is for students to demonstrate research skills and to apply critical and analytical thinking in a self-selected project. Our desire is that teachers utilize the project as an extension of the existing curriculum allowing for greater depth, complexity, and novelty for your child. Project reports generated by the students will then be displayed at the District GATE Fair to be held at one of the Bakersfield City Schools. The date for the GATE fair and location will be announced later in the year.


Your child’s teacher will be working with your child to approve a course of study for the Scholarly Investigation Project. The intention is that the students complete the project independently. The project is to be aligned to the California Academic Content Standards. The Scholarly Investigation Project will not be successful without the teacher’s and parent’s support.



We thank you for your continued efforts to ensure your child receives the best education available and look forward to this event as another example of parents, staff and students working together.

Please contact your child’s teacher or the GATE Program @ 631-4742 if you have any questions regarding the assignment.



GATE Scholarly Invititation Project Guidelines

GATE Reglas de Proyecto de Investigacion Escolar


For more information please see Scholarly Informational, Depth and Complexity PowerPoint’s, and Bookmark Depth and Complexity Task Starters on the GATE home page.

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1300 Baker ST
Bakersfield, Calif. 93305

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