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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)


The San Diego Unified School District supports unique and equitable access for high achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as Gifted. Our mission is to advance the development of gifted, talented, and high potential youth through opportunities, student advocacy, and exemplary programs and practices.


The San Diego Unified School District will be resuming GATE assessment and identification beginning in 2022.

For Current 2nd and 5th Grade Eligible Students
The eligible student groups to be assessed during the school year are:

  • Universal Screening for all 2nd graders
  • 5th grade students who meet reassessment criteria
  • 5th grade students who are new to the district or have not been assessed

Each school site will coordinate and select administration dates from the available assessment windows (midyear or spring) to complete assessments at their site. More information regarding details of the assessment will be sent to families by the school site coordinator. 
For specific questions regarding your child and their school site, please contact your school site psychologist who is coordinating the assessment. For general information, please see the district website or contact gate@sandi.net

 For Current 3rd and 4th Grade Eligible Students

The eligible student groups to be assessed during the SDUSD Summer Experience are: 

  • All current 3rd grade students
  • Current 4th grade students who have not been assessed or are new to the district

The district will coordinate and schedule assessment administration dates during the Summer Experience programs that will be taking place at sites across the district. Students enrolled in Summer Experience will be assessed during the regular program day. Students who are not enrolled in the Summer Experience Program will have the opportunity to register and attend an assessment session. 
More information about the session dates and registration process will be posted on the GATE website and sent to applicable families in the spring. 

Students who are currently attending private/charter schools and meet eligibility requirements will have an opportunity to be assessed during the Summer Experience sessions.  Information and registration details will be posted on the district website in the spring.

The Office of Related and Low Incidence Services is responsible for all GATE Testing and Identification. For information about GATE Testing and Identification please see the Parent Letter or GATE Assessment Tab which will be updated in January 2022.

For general information about GATE, please email gate@sandi.net.

GATE Office Update for 2021-2022 - Parent Letter


GATE DAC meeting schedule and overall topics for the 2021-2022 school year.

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and always on the 2nd Monday of the month.
Oct 11
GATE Education/Parent Support Topic
Nov 8
District Updates
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Dec 13
GATE Education/Parent Support Topic
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Jan 10 - Cancelled
District Updates

The GATE DAC Chair is encouraging attendance at the Community Forum for Superintendent Selection


Feb 14
GATE Education/Parent Support Topic
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Mar 14
District Updates
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Apr 11
GATE Education/Parent Support Topic
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May 9
District Updates
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Jun 13
GATE Education/Parent Support Topic & Board Elections
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