Gifted and Talented Education
ESUHSD GATE Program Philosophy
Directly aligned with the California State’s goals, philosophy, and Standards for Programs for Gifted and Talented Students, the State’s Coordinated Compliance goals, research-based practices, the district’s vision, mission, and core values, and reflecting the values and beliefs of the district’s stakeholders, the ESUHSD GATE program’s philosophy is to ensure the academic, personal, and social success of each and every student by providing opportunities that will enable all gifted students to maximize their potential and exceptional abilities; address their affective as well as cognitive learning through the development of positive self-concepts and respect for diversity; enhance critical thinking skills; and to provide support for a successful seamless transition from the feeder schools – to high school – to challenging postsecondary education opportunities and/or careers.