Gifted and Talented Education
WUSD offers a differentiated curriculum, responsive to the needs, interests, and abilities of gifted students.
At the elementary school level, classroom teachers provide greater depth and breadth for students who exceed core curriculum standards.
At the middle school English, history, math, and science teachers differentiate instruction for students.
At both elementary and middle school levels GATE identified students have the chance to participate in enrichment programs beyond the bell involving students in project-based learning activities.
Wiseburn Unified School District GATE Program FAQ
- What does GATE stand for?
- How do students qualify for GATE?
- When do students take the assessment?
- What is the purpose of the GATE program?
- Does my student have to participate in the GATE screening?
- What if my child has already been screened for GATE at their previous school?
- What if my child was already enrolled in GATE at a previous school?
- What if my child is being enrolled after Fall of their 3rd grade year or during their 4-8th grade years and to my knowledge has not been screened?
- What does the GATE program entail?
- What grade levels participate in the GATE program?
- If I feel my child is gifted at an age younger than 3rd grade, can I recommend that they be tested?
- Does my child need to be tested for GATE each year to continue in the program?
- My child has an IEP or 504. Can he/she still participate in assessments?
- Does student qualification or non qualification for GATE have any impact on their grades while in 3rd-8th grades?
- Does student qualification or non qualification for GATE have any impact on their access to Honors classes at Da Vinci Schools or other high schools?