GATE Activities at Colina


Welcome to GATE

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) provides qualitatively differentiated learning experiences for students with unique abilities and talents in all academic areas and/or visual and performing arts. Research has shown that specialized instructional strategies, along with opportunities for gifted students to interact with each other on a daily basis, yield higher academic performance, as well as improved social and emotional well being.

GATE Parent Informational Night: October 17th, 2018    6pm-7pm    Colina Auditorium

Link to GATE Parent night presentation -->  CLICK HERE

Upcoming GATE After-School Activities: 

What: 6th grade Teen Tech Day


When: May 30, 2019 12:00-3:05. Bus drop off/ parent pick-up


Where: Thousand Oaks Teen Center 1375 E Janss Rd TO, C 91362


How to sign up: Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis and will be capped at 60 students. Sign ups will be posted later this month. Watch for Mr. Frank's email. 


Questions/Volunteers: Please contact Mrs Jantz with any questions (805) 495-7429 x1017


Upcoming GATE Lunch-time Activites: 

Upcoming GATE Activities: GATE activities are geared for 6-8th grade GATE students, but are open to all Colina students. GATE students received invites to all GATE activities via Google learning account. Please check your Google Learn account  and Google Classroom: GATE for all upcoming activities and to RSVP:

September 12- room 46

October 10- BGC

November 7-room 46

December 12- BGC

January 16- room 46

February 13- BGC

March 13- room 46

April 10- BGC

May 8-TBD




GATE District Advisory Committee Newsletters


GATE Newsletter April





GATE at Colina

  • Honors/Accelerated classes in English, math, science and social studies

  • Depth, Rigor, Inquiry, Collaboration and Creativity are cornerstones of curriculum

  • Rich variety of clubs and activities to extend and enrich learning

  • CORE period after lunch for targeted enrichment

  • Opportunity to learn with peers from all of CVUSD

 GATE Administrator: Gia Jantz


Resources for Parents:

The National Association for Gifted Children website is an excellent source for teachers and parents. From their home page you can click the Information and Publications tab at the top to find many informative and helpful articles under sub categories for different groups like parents, educators, etc.


Under the "For Parents" tab there are many helpful lists like Characteristics of Gifted Individuals and Myths about Gifted Students. 


There is also an excellent article titled What it Means to Teach Gifted Learners Well under the "Gifted Education Practices" tab.



2. The Gifted Development Center website. Articles exploring the idea of giftedness as a psychological reality with a focus on asynchronous development as opposed to giftedness defined simply by achievement. 


3. Hoagie's Gifted Education Page. Everything from articles, to blogs, to online gifted community links.



CVUSD resources:


Gifted Library at EARTHS Elementary School. Any CVUSD parent can check out books from their small library of books about parenting and encouraging gifted children. Located in the EARTHS main office. 


District GATE enrichment and support events. This year there are plans for Solve-It days, Invention Convention, Teen Tech Convention and Breakout Room activities to name a few. Information on these days will come to parents of GATE students via email.

 CVUSD GATE Website: Click Here