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.

Upcoming GATE Activities: GATE activities are geared for 6-8th grade GATE students, but are open to all Colina students:

- GATE Challenge- April 11th and May 14th- B&G Club, Lunch




GATE District Advisory Committee Newsletters

GATE DAC Newsletter 1.pdf

GATE DAC Newsletter 2- OctNov.pdf





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