We believe that the innate abilities of gifted students must be developed and nurtured through participation in exciting and challenging instruction. They require modified, differentiated curriculum in order to ensure their growth and success. Differentiation for GATE students in the Eureka Union School District may include:
Students may be placed in an advanced mathematics class or reading group, or may be provided extensions to the standard curriculum. Curriculum for GATE students should emphasize critical and creative thinking skills.
A majority of the teachers in the Eureka Union School District have been trained to differentiate the needs of individual students, and many of our teachers hold a certificate in GATE instruction. This certificate represents 30 hours of professional training specific to the needs of our gifted learners.