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Academic Programs

Program Structures

 

GATE identified Elementary students will:

  • Be strategically cluster grouped with other students who are identified 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

GATE Middle School students will:

  • Be placed in accelerated classes for language arts and social science with other students who are identified and students who meet the performance criteria
  • 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 (2017-2018) will be placed into accelerated language arts and social science courses in the 2018-2019 school year thru 8th grade. 

High School students who are identified 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

Teachers who instruct students who are identified 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 professional development workshops provided by CUSD Educational Services personnel  or other educational institutions