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Gifted and Talented Education in GUSD is based on the belief that every child is entitled to the opportunity to develop his/her full potential through a variety of services based on standard-based instruction, the California State Frameworks and the California State Standards for Gifted and Talented Education. 




Goals for GATE services are based on California State GATE Program  Standards and California Content Standards.

These goals are:


  •  Provide an appropriate education for gifted learners suited to assessed needs and abilities which will enable him/her to realize optimum potential


  • Search for and identify students of all ethnic and economic populations who demonstrate a capacity for excellence which exceeds that of their chronological peers using an identification process that commences in second grade and continues through high school.


  •   Seek out and include students from all ethnic and economic backgrounds


  •  Provide appropriate services which include differentiated curriculum, support special interests, and foster high academic expectations.


  • Provide staff training which assists in meeting the challenge of teaching the gifted in the regular classroom


  • Provide support services for families of gifted students at the site and district level with general meetings on specific topics related to issues of parenting gifted students and regular communication through school site councils and newsletters.