Admissions FAQ

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.

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.

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. Wait list 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 and we will help you.

What do I do if I cannot print the Teacher Recommendation and Parent Form? Both forms are available for pick up at both the Elementary and the Secondary Front Offices.

Are the prospective parent meetings and tours mandatory? No. They are for your information only.

Can kids come to the prospective family meetings or tours?

  • The Elementary Prospective Family meetings are geared for adults and can get boring for young children, so we suggest they do not come. The Wednesday K-5 tours are for adults children are allowed.
  • Middle and High School students are encouraged to attend the Secondary tours and Secondary Prospective Family meetings.

Are there opportunities for my child to shadow? Stargate does not have shadow days. If your student is offered a seat, they may schedule a one-on-one tour. Please email

Are scholarships available for cognitive testing? Applicants who have not had an IQ test or any other cognitive assessment administered will need to come in for a group administered cognitive assessment. Please visit our Tours & Assessments page or Testing Resources page for a sign up link. You should sign up for one session. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, IQ testing scholarships are available to qualified families. Please email for more information.

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.