Admissions FAQ

The Admissions window for the 2023-2024 school year is now closed. 

Our application window for the 2023-24 school year is closed. Our waitlist is generated from the applications we receive during the admissions process. We will host 'Prospective Parent Nights' in the fall that include a short presentation about our school and a tour of our building.

Please check our website in September 2023 for updated information for the 2024-25 school year.

If you still have questions after reviewing our admissions page, please email

Frequent Questions and Answers

Is an IQ test required and what is the minimum IQ score to qualify?  Stargate considers a body of evidence to qualify students. If a student already has an Advanced Learning Plan as defined by the State of Colorado, they may use that to qualify. However, if your student does not have an Advanced Learning Plan, the application WILL require a cognitive assessment as one measure used to determine intellectual giftedness and admission. Per the school's current Admissions Policy, Stargate does not adhere to cut-off score practices. 

How often can my child get IQ tested or re-tested? You have to wait 12 months between tests before getting your child re-tested using the same evaluation instrument.

If my child qualifies for Stargate and is placed on the waitlist, do we have to re-apply for the next school year?  Yes. Waitlisted applicants will need to re-apply through SchoolMint, see the Apply page. However, waitlisted applicants do not need to resubmit the applicant's body of evidence since they have already been qualified.

Does a waitlisted applicant have priority over new applicants?  No. The lottery is new every year. Waitlist applicants and new applicants are placed in the same lottery.

If one sibling gets offered a seat at the lottery, does the other sibling automatically get offered a seat?  No. First, all siblings must qualify. Once a child accepts a seat offer, any qualified siblings will be given sibling priority and may move up on the waitlist.

How do I know if my application is complete?  You will receive an email when you submit your application through SchoolMint. If the application is incomplete due to the wrong documents being uploaded, you will receive an email asking for the correct documents.

How do I create a SchoolMint account? All Stargate applications must be submitted online via SchoolMint. Visit the Apply page for links to application instructions including how to create an account, submit an application form and navigate the application process. The SchoolMint link is

Can I drop off my forms?  The preferred method is to upload all forms to your SchoolMint application. For assistance, please email 

I do not have access to a computer. What can I do to apply?  Contact or call us at (303)450-3936 and we will help you.

Are there in-person tours available? Stargate typically offers Parent Information Nights, which include a brief tour, during the same period that the school is accepting applications. Check the Admissions Dates page for dates and times. 

If I choose to have my student take an independent IQ test, do I need to use the testers listed on your website?  No. You may choose any licensed psychologist. The psychologists on our website are for your convenience.

Questions about Stargate's Applications and Admissions process? Email

Equal Opportunity: Stargate School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination/harassment in relation to race,color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation and disability. Stargate School does not discriminate on the basis of disability in recruitment and admissions. Adams 12 Five Star Schools District Policy 8400 establishes guidelines related to allegations of discrimination and/or harassment of or by students or staff.
504 Coordinator: Sandy Francis (K-5) or Angela Fundaro (6-12) Should you suspect disability discrimination during admissions and/or enrollment, please contact the Section 504/Title II Coordinator listed.