Our Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is designed to meet the daily academic needs of eligible students in grades 3 through 8.
Developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills represent essential components of the GATE program and help students to become independent, life-long learners.
All classroom instruction begins with the California State standards for grade-level core curriculum and is differentiated based on the students’ needs and abilities. In this way, the students are challenged on the same standard by using materials and tasks at varied levels of difficulty.
What is Differentiation?
Differentiation incorporates the use of varied strategies and techniques to serve students of different ability levels within the same class. Teachers modify the curriculum for students through variations in content, process, product and learning environment. In-class differentiation is encouraged in all grades (K-8).
Campbell Union School District is committed to the success of its gifted learners. To this end, the differentiation of instruction is an integral part of each school day, along with challenging opportunities for GATE students to work together to extend their learning. Implementing the GATE program is the shared responsibility of a partnership of teachers, administrators, parents, and students. Additional emphasis is given to equitable access to all, identification of underrepresented populations, and focused staff development for every teacher.
Have a question? Ask a GATE coordinator.