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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

The Elk Grove Unified School District GATE Program operates with the following mission:
The EGUSD program for gifted, talented, and high potential students will discover and nurture students with an exceptional level of performance in diverse areas of expression. The program will equitably and collaboratively engage students and their families to access rigorous instruction with support for intellectual, social and emotional needs.
For our GATE program this school year, we offered students to the opportunity to be in Leadership and we offered the CREST program (science, engineering, and technology) after school. 
The benefits for students participating in the GATE program at their school include:
  • Engaging students in challenging learning to promote creativity and critical thinking
  • Developing thinking skills and “habits of mind” to support future success in rigorous courses
  • Introducing students to areas of interest that can be pursued in middle and high school
  • Beginning the path for students to potentially skip introductory college courses and earn college credit while still in high school
GATE identification begins in the third grade, and students may be identified for exhibiting exceptional ability in any one of the following areas: Cognitive Ability, Academic Ability, Leadership Ability, Creative Ability, and Visual and Performing Arts Ability. Additionally, all third grade students are tested for identification in the Cognitive Ability area using the NNAT assessment.
If you have questions, please contact our GATE Coordinator, Ms. Hunkins