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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Goals of the CVUSD GATE Program:

  • To differentiate curriculum and instruction by matching student needs with program options.
  • To develop self generated critical and higher level thinking abilities in both cognitive and affective areas as appropriate to the student.
  • To develop alternative learning environments which stimulate inquiry and which allow for the growth of students’ strengths and interests.
  • To provide an integrated, thinking curriculum by approaching concepts, subjects, theme and problems as they are related to each other and as they occur in the real world; expanding each pupil’s awareness of choices for satisfying contributions in his or her environment.
  • To help gifted and talented pupils develop realistic, healthy self-concepts.
  • To identify and support underachieving GATE students.
  • Ensure that pupils from economically disadvantaged and varying cultural backgrounds are provided full access to participation in GATE.

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Assistant Superintendent
Mary Boyle
(510) 537-3000 x. 1271

Coordinator, Assessment, Accountability, Instructional Technology
Gerald McMullin
(510) 537-3000 x. 1272