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Revised Program Offerings for 2015-16
Our GATE Schedule of Saturday Enrichment classes has been updated with Field Trip dates and a revision of the 5th Grade Saturday course dates.  Please review the revisions below.

San Gabriel Unified School District is pleased to announce our 2015-2016 GATE Program Schedule
To view the complete schedule, go to www.sgusd.k12.ca.us
Select District Information, and click on the GATE link. You will receive Grade Level Specific GATE information in the mail a few weeks prior to each session. 

For more information, please attend our Optional Parent Meeting for parents of continuing GATE students:
Parents of 4th Grade and Newly Identified GATE students.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 7:00 PM
District Education Center, Board Room
408 Junipero Serra Drive

Jennifer Vargas, GATE Coordinator (626) 451- 5485
Note: Parent Meeting for new 4th Grade GATE students will be held at the date to be determined following completion of the GATE review process.

What is GATE?

The San Gabriel Unified School District is proud to recognize the unique needs of students with extraordinary abilities through our program for Gifted and Talented Education or G.A.T.E.  The SGUSD GATE program identifies gifted and talented students and provides them with learning opportunities based on the principles that all students are to receive an education appropriate to their individual needs, capabilities, and interests.  


GATE Programs Models and Enrichment Activities

GATE students in SGUSD are served through a variety of program models and settings.  Curricular components are planned and organized as integrated differentiated learning experiences within the regular school day and may be augmented by extension activities related to the core curriculum. Elementary school GATE students receive differentiated instruction in the regular classroom based on their unique needs.  This may be achieved by using methods such as curriculum compacting, acceleration, or adding depth or complexity. At the secondary level, there are many opportunities for GATE students, such as Honors  and Advanced Placement (AP) classes, band, orchestra, mock trial, speech and debate, student government, and various school clubs. The SGUSD GATE program also includes extended learning activities for grades 4-8 related to the core curriculum. 


Parent and Community Involvement  

GATE enrichment activities are made possible by state funding and generous grants from the San Gabriel Education Foundation (SEF).  Parents and other community members may make tax-deductible contributions to SEF which can be earmarked for the district’s GATE programs.  Parents and community members are also welcome to attend the GATE Parent Meetings featuring information on GATE activities and programs, presentations by GATE students, and special guest speakers.  

For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page under Resources.

  • 2015-16 6th Grade GATE Photos
  • 2015-16 7th & 8th Grade GATE Photos
  • 2015-16 GATE Parent Information Night Presentation
  • Article on Perfectionism in Gifted Students
  • Frequently Asked Questions from Parents
  • GATE 2015-16 Saturday Session Overviews
  • GATE Application to State of California 2007
  • PAGE (Professional Advocates for Gifted Edcuation) Website
  • A wealth of links and resources pertaining to gifted education. This website is useful for Teachers, Parents and Students.
  • Revised GATE Schedule 2015-16
  • Volunteer application packet
  • Widgets
  • Online Resources for Families of GATE Students
  • Online Social-Emotional Support
  • Useful Learning Websites