Gifted And Talented Education (GATE)
What is the Gifted & Talented Education Program?
In California, public schools may apply for educational funds to assist in providing appropriate learning opportunities for those students identified as gifted and talented. A basic gifted program will include: testing to identify gifted students; grouping students within a class or for all or part of the school day by ability; providing curriculum that is challenging and allows continuous progress; developing social and emotional skills; training for teachers and administrators in the education of gifted learners; providing counseling and support for gifted students who are at-risk; and involving parents in the planning and evaluation of GATE programs.
What are MUSD's Gifted & Talented Program's Goals?
- Identify and service potentially gifted and talented students in grades Kindergarten – 12.
- Identify and service underrepresented populations through various screening and researched based approaches.
- All students will meet or exceed the state academic content standards. The curriculum will be differentiated through acceleration, depth, complexity and novelty.
- GATE teachers will differentiate instruction with new emphasis on the social and emotional needs of gifted students.
- The GATE Office will provide annual professional development to MUSD elementary, intermediate and high school staff regarding the intellectual, social and emotional needs of the gifted.