Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Discovery Elementary School’s GATE program is designed to assist in meeting the unique needs of students who are identified with gifted and talented skills. The program begins in fourth grade with a multiple criteria identification process. Students are referred by teachers and parents for GATE testing qualification. Parents are involved throughout the referral process. Whenever possible, GATE students are clustered in order to provide instruction that differentiates the core curriculum. Please visit the San Marcos Unified School District’s website for more GATE information: http://www.smusd.org/Page/15701