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The GATE/Rapid Learner program provides funding for local educational agencies to develop unique education opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving pupils in California public elementary and secondary schools who have been identified as gifted and talented. Special efforts are made to ensure that the demographics of participating pupils accurately represents our district's demographics.
Be a part of AUSD's
great  G.A.T.E. update
Join the next Brainstorming Event on
Tuesday, January 29 at 3:30
Skyridge Elementary School
(all interested students, parents and staff are encouraged to participate)

Notes from the November 6 Brainstorm MeetingTop of Page

Our November 6 meeting had students, parents, teachers, administrators and board members participating. The schools represented were Alta Vista, E.V. Cain and Skyridge. Here are some points from our first dialogue...
  • E.V. Cain's middle school program offers a great program of Gate/Honors courses in all middle school grades to support and challenge both GATE-identified and high achieving students in core subjects
  • While AUSD elementary schools are identifying GATE students, and are working on development of more GATE offerings
  • We are currently updating the GATE identification process to be more inclusive and equitable
  • Parents of GATE-identified students would like to see more GATE-specific activities in the elementary schools
At the November 27 meeting, we will focus on AUSD's GATE Identification Process with samples from successful GATE programs in other districts.