G.A.T.E. is the acronym for Gifted and Talented Education. Though many think G.A.T.E. classes are just for students with high I.Q.’s, The definition of G.A.T.E. is broader than that. Students who are gifted and talented in areas such as specific academic ability, leadership, visual and performing arts, and creativity are all considered G.A.T.E. In the Robla school district we use a matrix to determine if a child is a candidate for our G.A.T.E. program.
Robla has two self-contained GATE classrooms housed at Taylor St. School. Our program begins with students entering 3rd grade and we have a 3/4 grade combination class and a 5/6 grade combination class. Students are provided differentiated instruction in these classrooms meant to meet their academic needs and push them to work at their full potential.