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    Greenbelt Elementary School is one of only three schools in the state of Maryland for 2014 to be recognized in and honored for their Gifted and Talented Program.  This award is a reflection of teamwork.  We could not have accomplished this without our spectacular students, talented teachers, passionate PTA and parents, and committed community members.  Thank you to those that came out to the award ceremony to support us.  A special thank you to Ms. Mayes and Ms. Volk for spending hours to create our table displays and to Ms. Cummings for making signs and being our photographer. 

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    What is the EGATE Awards Program?

    EGATE is an awards program to recognize PK-12 Maryland Public Schools which have gifted and talented education programs that are aligned with Maryland’s Criteria for Excellence: Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines.

    Schools that achieve the EGATE status will:

    ·       receive a Governor’s citation and a citation from the Maryland State Department of Education.

    ·       be recognized at a state reception in February.

    ·       display the Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) school banner.

    ·       appear on the MSDE website as Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE)  schools.

    ·       host celebratory EGATE visits from members of the Maryland State Department of Education and the State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education.

    ·       serve as a models and resources to other schools planning to achieve the EGATE status. 

    To maintain their status, submit an EGATE continuation application every fourth year.

    To read more about the award, visit: