What is GATE?
GATE stands for Gifted and Talented Education.
The purpose of GATE is to provide qualitatively differentiated learning experiences for students with unique abilities and talents in all academic areas and/or visual and performing arts with the expectation that students will be successful learners capable of performing at high levels of ability. 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.
At Redwood, we differentiate curriculum experiences, which include critical thinking, inquiry, problem solving, and creativity. Teachers are able to focus on individual needs by using depth and complexity, pacing, research, and individual learning styles to help guide instruction.