Owens GATE Magnet

The Gifted and Talented Education program at Bessie E. Owens Primary and Intermediate Schools offers students the opportunity to participate in challenging educational activities.  Following the State Standards, G.A.T.E. incorporates critical thinking skills, discovery learning, and enrichment to fully involve students in their education.    Students in the full time program attend Owens daily, receiving advanced instruction in the core curriculum and enrichment education.

For more information on the program, please click on the Full-Time link.  You may also contact Ann Barrios, G.A.T.E. Magnet Program Specialist at Bessie Owens Primary, 631-5420 or Bessie Owens Intermediate at 631-5950.
Her email address is barriosa@bcsd.com.  More information is available on the BCSD website, Departments, Curriculum and Standards, GATE.  All Parent and Teacher Nomination forms and Consent to Assess forms are downloadable from this site.

Nominations for the 2016-17 are currently being accepted!   Call Tracey Rusch in Curriculum and Standards at BCSD for more information or Ann Barrios at Owens Primary/Intermediate. Testing postcards will be sent to parents of students who have the Nomination form and Consent to Assess on file at the district office.





Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.