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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

The purpose of the GATE program is to provide challenging curriculum and instruction for students who are capable of achieving at a level significantly beyond that of their grade level. 

Each year a short test called the Raven Progressive Matrices is given to every third grade student in the district to determine whether the student may be eligible for this program. Parents are notified in writing if their child is determined to be GATE eligible. 

GATE identified students, in grades 4-8, are invited to participate in after school GATE enrichment classes. Annually we host a Geography Bee, Art classes, and summer Algebra Academy.  Eligible students will receive an invitation letter for each enrichment program along with instructions on how to sign up. Once invitation letters are sent out, please visit for additional information on current GATE enrichment classes.
UPDATE: During distance learning we have cancelled our annual GATE testing and Geography Bee. We will test all third and fourth grade students next year. We also look forward to the return of the Geo Bee next year. For this year, we are happy to announce that we are holding virtual Art Classes and Family Science Nights.
For a list of GATE resources, please visit the California Department of Education's GATE website at
Additional resources: (Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page) (California Association for the Gifted) (National Association for Gifted Children) (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) (National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented)
For information about school site services, please contact your school site Principal.
For GATE Teacher Training information: information coming soon!
NEW - For information on the Summer Enrichment Academy (formerly Algebra Academy) visit our WJUSD Summer Programs webpage here.