Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Michigan State University

219 S. Harrison Road, Room 8
East Lansing, MI, 48823, US
FROM THE Schools

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) office at Michigan State University has provided advanced and accelerated education programs to gifted students for over 30 years. GATE offers Academic Year programs to the Novi area, as described below. All students from the areas surrounding Novi are welcome! GATE also offers Summer Programs at MSU's campus in East Lansing Ñ most have a Residential option so that students from any area can attend! Visit to view eligibility requirements and to apply online.

Gifted Academic Year Programs in Novi:

CHAMP-Novi: Math and ISHALL-Novi: English are advanced and accelerated programs in math & English, designed for gifted students in middle school and early high school who are in grades 7, 8, or 9.


Students apply during Spring 2018 and the programs begins in Fall 2018. For example, a 6th grade student may apply for the program in Spring 2018, so that they may begin the program when they start 7th grade in the Fall.


Testing is required in order to be accepted into these advanced programs. Students are required to take an ACT, SAT, or IQ test. You can view more information about why this is required on our website:
• ACT and SAT Tests
• IQ Testing

Program Structure

CHAMP and ISHALL are two year programs which cover four years of curriculum in each subject, making these programs accelerated. In addition, the programs are advanced, because middle school students are learning curriculum that is typically taught in high school.

In two years, CHAMP and ISHALL students will complete all four years of high school curriculum, studying the content that is required for Michigan high school graduation and meeting the Common Core National Standards in Math or English. Our CHAMP and ISHALL programs are designed to replace the regular school math and English curriculum, so that students do not need to enroll in Math or English during the school year while enrolled in the gifted CHAMP or ISHALL programs.

CHAMP-Novi: Math Curriculum

  • Year 1: Algebra 1 and Algebra 2
  • Year 2: Geometry and Pre-calculus

ISHALL-Novi: English and Language Arts Curriculum

  • Year 1: Grades 9 -10 English Curriculum
  • Year 2: Grades 11-12 English Curriculum

Student Evaluation

Student progress is measured through weekly homework assignments, quizzes and tests.
Progress reports are sent to families in the middle of each semester. Grade Reports are sent to families and schools at the end of each semester. Grades and credit will be reported on the high school transcript.


  • Weekly class from September 2018-June 2020, during the regular school year (following MSU's Academic Calendar)
  • Class Location: Tollgate Education Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
  • Students from all areas surrounding Novi are welcome!

CHAMP-Novi Classes

  • Class held on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Study labs on Sundays, Time TBA

ISHALL-Novi Classes

  • Class on Mondays from 4-6 p.m.
  • Study labs on Sundays