Welcome To SUHSD GATE Department

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program provides challenging curriculum and instruction for students who are capable of achieving significantly beyond the level of their peers. Each school site offers supplemental and differentiated programs for individuals and groups of students with special educational needs. This occurs through identification, accelerated courses, counseling and program evaluation. Schools offer support activities in academic areas which include at the Middle School level; Knowledge Bowl, Math Field Day, Science Fair and the Spelling Bee and at the High School level; Academic Decathlon and Academic League.

It is our goal that every student reaches their highest potential. We hope that the resources gathered here will facilitate that goal
With  7625 GATE-identified students in the district, equivalent to three high schools, the GATE student population is a small but mighty force making up approximately 14% of the student population. While the district-wide CST Math average score of students reaching “Proficient” or “Advanced” is 53.5%, the GATE students’ average is 77.2%. In English the difference is even greater with the District average of 54.3 and a GATE student average of 90.9%.

However, in addition to the majority who excel, there are a significant number of under-performing GATE students who have not met their potential. By continuing to support the high achievers and at the same time targeting the under-performers for intervention, we can help all students reach their full potential.

We hope that you will visit regularly and that you will be able to find the information you are looking for. If you can’t, please contact us and we will point you in the right direction.