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Current 2015-2016 CUSD GATE Programs

CUSD Differentiated Curriculum for Students who are GATE Identified 2015-2016

  • Elementary School: Elementary students who are identified as GATE will be strategically cluster grouped with other students who are GATE identified and/or students who are high achieving in the regular classroom setting.

  • Middle School: Middle school students who are GATE identified  will be placed in accelerated language arts and social science classes with other students who are GATE identified and students who are high achievers.  6-8th grade GATE students may also be placed in an accelerated mathematics class if they meet the District’s placement criteria.  For the specific criteria for accelerated 6-8th grade math, please contact your child's academic advisor at his/her middle school. Please see information regarding the upcoming transition to a performance based program in 2017-2018.

  • High School: High School students who are GATE identified will be placed in accelerated, Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes if they meet the District’s placement criteria for those classes. For the specific criteria for accelerated, AP and/or IB classes, please contact your child's academic advisor at his/her high school.

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