GATE Magnet Program

Overview of Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Magnet Program

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Magnet Program currently serves students in third through sixth grade in two different classroom settings. Students who qualify for GATE through a standardized identification process in second grade have the choice of a cluster model or self-contained magnet classroom. The GATE program is housed at Washington school, but it is an SBUSD program that serves all qualified students across the district.

Our GATE vision includes preparing students for the global environment by experiencing academic and social-emotional growth that is appropriate for their varying potentials. Teachers and students focus on developing thinking skills, making connections, solving problems, and communicating ideas effectively in oral, written, and visual formats. 

GATE teachers have a dual focus on the academic and social-emotional needs of GATE identified students. Academically, GATE students have alternate ways of engaging with content. To address this, they adapt and accelerate the grade level standards, offer additional rigor through depth and complexity, and incorporate opportunities for choice, logical thinking, and real-world application. Additionally, teachers support the unique social-emotional needs of GATE students, particularly how they perceive and react to the world around them.

GATE Tours 2024

  • February 6th 11:00 am-12:00 pm
  • February 8th 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Advanced sign ups not required. Please meet Principal Curry at the Wildcat Wall at the Main Entrance. Adults Only.

GATE Magnet Program Informational Meeting Slideshow: English and Spanish