Elementary Gifted and Talented (GATE) Programs

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At the elementary school level, SCUSD offers two GATE models: 

  • Site GATE Programs serve GATE students from their own school site in a cluster model classroom. Gifted students are clustered in a mixed-ability classroom which is taught by a teacher trained in differentiation for high-ability learners
  • GATE Centers serve students coming from surrounding schools which do not offer GATE classes. GATE classes at Centers are composed of predominately GATE identified students and are taught by teachers trained in differentiation for high-ability learners

Click on the links below to see more information about the two models and schools participating. 

SCUSD GATE Centers

District GATE Centers serve gifted students from surrounding schools, as well as their own students. GATE classes in GATE Centers are composed of predominately GATE identified students. These classes are taught by teachers trained in differentiation for gifted learners and utilize the William and Mary curriculum for high-ability students. 

The following schools have GATE Centers:

  • Isador Cohen - Serves eligible 2-6th grader students from: Abraham Lincoln, Hubert Bancroft, O.W. Erlewine, A.M. Winn, Isador Cohen, Sequoia, and James Marshall 
  • Peter Burnett  - Serves eligible 4-6th grader students from: Bowling Green, Earl Warren, Nicholas, Peter Burnett, Ethel I. Baker and Mark Twain 
  • Phoebe Hearst - Serves eligible 2-6th grader students from: Fr. Keith B. Kenny, Caleb Greenwood, Phoebe Hearst, and Tahoe
  • Pony Express - Serves eligible 2-6th grader students from: Caroline Wenzel, Genevieve Didion, John Still, Parkway, Cesar Chavez, H.W. Harkness, Pony Express, Edward Kemble, Susan B. Anthony, John Sloat, and Woodbine                
  • Sutterville - Serves eligible 2-6th grader students from: Hollywood Park, Leonardo da Vinci, Pacific, Crocker/Riverside, Leataata Floyd, Sutterville, Ethel Phillips, John Cabrillo and Oak Ridge  

Site GATE Programs

Site GATE Programs serve gifted students from their own school. Gifted students are clustered in a mixed-ability classroom. GATE classes are taught by teachers who have training in differentiation for gifted learners and utilize the William and Mary curriculum for high-ability students. Please contact your school’s principal for information on how they serve gifted students.

The following schools have Site GATE programs:

  • Bret Harte (Grades 2-6)
  • Camellia Basic (Grades 2-6)
  • David Lubin (Grades 2-6)
  • Elder Creek (Grades 4-6)
  • Golden Empire (Grades 2-6)
  • John Bidwell (Grades 2-6)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School (Grades 2-6) 
  • Matsuyama (Grades 2-6) 
  • Theodore Judah (Grades 2-6)
  • William Land (Grade 2-6)