Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

  • What is the meaning of gifted?...the term gifted and talented children means children and whenever applicable, youth who are identified at the preschool, elementary, or secondary level as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performance in capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, specific academic, or leadership ability, or in the performing arts (visual) and who by reason thereof require service or activities not ordinarily provided by the school.

    Paso Robles Joint Unified School District G.A.T.E. Philosophy

    Paso Robles Joint Unified School Districts' Gifted and Talented Program (G.A.T.E.) is designed to assist gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by addressing their unique needs.  Key program goals for identified students are:

      • Provide students with opportunities to receive a differentiated curriculum

      • Provide students with opportunities for depth and breadth of subject matter curriculum

      • Provide opportunities for students to be recognized for outstanding work

      • Provide opportunities to develop and apply complex thinking skills 



  • Parent nominations for the GATE Program are now being accepted. Please download the packet below and submit to the district office no later than February 1, 2021.


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Parent/Teacher GATE Communication

  • 1. Communication:

    Articles and events related to G.A.T.E. students will be published in school site newsletters periodically.  The District G.A.T.E. Plan, Parent Advisory Meetings and G.A.T.E. newsletters will be published on the district website.

    2. G.A.T.E. Coordinators:

    G.A.T.E. Coordinators are available at all sites to answer questions about the specific services offered at each site.  Coordinators can be contacted through the school site offices.  Please remember:

    G.A.T.E. Site Coordinators = District G.A.T. E. Representatives = G.A.T.E. teacher =  the classroom teacher (one person does it all!)

    3. District Advisory Committee:

    Each school site will have a parent representative for the District Advisory Committee.  If you are interested, please contact your school site G.A.T.E. Coordinator and express interest.  All parents are welcome to attend.

District GATE Plans and Timelines

Site Coordinators