About

AGATE’s HISTORY AND MISSION

AGATE, or Advocacy for Gifted and Talented Education, was founded in the 199os when a group of parents came together to advocate for their advanced learners.

AGATE is a home-school association that works with parents, teachers, administrators and other organizations to advocate for the unique needs of diverse gifted students and other advanced learners from pre-kindergarten through graduation.  At AGATE, we believe all students deserve an appropriate and challenging education designed to help them achieve their fullest potential.

Each year AGATE awards the Toula J. Halperin Scholarship to several Schreiber High School seniors who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement coupled with the passionate and dedicated pursuit of a talent, skill or interest. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship should speak to their guidance counselors.

In honor of our 26 years of advocacy and service, here is a brief history of AGATE’s mission and goals.