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GATE

GATE

The Tulare City School District Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is for students in the grade 3-8. The philosophy of the program is that when participating in a differentiated curriculum, bright, talented students will become analytical thinkers, creative producers, and practical problem solvers. The program is designed to meet the needs of high ability and intellectually gifted students.  
Parents, teachers, and administrators may refer students in grades 3-8 for possible identification and placement in the GATE program. Once identified, students remain GATE identified and are automatically placed in the GATE program, unless the parent requests otherwise.

The Tulare City School District identifies students for the GATE program by intellectual ability, creative ability, academic ability, leadership ability, and high achievement. We base decisions for placement into the GATE program on student performance, test data, and referrals.  

If a parent believes his or her student is in the top 3% of intellectual ability when compared to his or her peers, the parent should contact the school principal for more information about the GATE referral process.