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Elementary students identified as GATE will:

  • Be strategically cluster grouped with other students who are identified as GATE and/or students who are high achieving in the regular classroom setting
  • Work toward meeting or exceeding the California grade level standards in all curriculum areas

Current students who are identified GATE at the Middle School level will:

  • Be placed in accelerated classes for language arts and social science with other students who are identified as GATE and students who meet the performance criteria (MS students already GATE identified prior to 2015-2016 will be grandfathered into the current accelerated placement system until transitioning to HS)
  • Be placed in accelerated mathematics classes based on District math placement criteria
  • Work toward meeting or exceeding the California grade level standards in all curriculum areas
  • Current fifth graders (2015-2016) will be placed into accelerated language arts and social science courses in the 2016-2017 school year and must meet performance criteria for accelerated placement in 2017-2018.

High School students who are identified as GATE will:

  • Be appropriately placed in Accelerated, Advanced Placement (AP), and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) classes
  • Work toward meeting or exceeding the California grade level standards in all content areas
  • Please note that GATE identification does not automatically place a student in Accelerated, AP, or IB at the HS level

GATE teachers at all grade levels will:

  • Utilize a variety of student assessment and data to carefully plan and monitor instruction
  • Implement a variety of instructional models to provide appropriate differentiation to meet the needs of learners who are gifted
  • Be encouraged to attend GATE teacher training workshops provided by the CUSD GATE office or other educational institutions