The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program supports unique opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted and talented. By state definition, gifted students are pupils who possess a capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. This capacity includes many and varied characteristics that require modifications of curriculum and instruction. These modifications form the basis of gifted and talented educational services.
San Diego Unified School District serves gifted students through two program options:
- The Seminar program for the highly gifted and,
- The Cluster program for gifted students, and high ability students in grades 6-12 new to the school district.