The CUSD GATE program is designed to provide differentiated instruction and extended learning opportunities for students who have demonstrated exceptional abilities.

  • The educational needs of these students with respect to increased depth and complexity in the academic core curriculum may not be fully met without modifications of the regular program.

Students may be certified for the gifted program by satisfying requirements under the following categories: Intellectual Giftedness, High Academic Achievement, and Special Circumstances. GATE students are identified throughout the month of October. Parents will receive a letter of notification if their child has qualified for GATE and the process will be discussed at a GATE parent meeting. The GATE program at Gettysburg meets several times each month in the morning before school from November through April/May.

The GATE coordinator at Gettysburg is Kim Thiesen. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact her at 559-327-6900 or