Gifted and Talented Education in DUSD provides access to challenging and novel learning opportunities that equitably engage the high potential, talent, and exceptional capacities of students. DUSD educators and parents are provided support in identifying GATE students and facilitating the district's GATE program. The curriculum our students will be learning can be found at We know this curriculum will be rigorous and challenging because it was developed by educators at Stanford University.

Gifted and Talented Student Identification

The district identification system is based on multipoint criteria.

The identification process begins in 4th grade and through 8th grade.

GATE students in grades 9-12 receive coursework that complements their gifts and talents.

Informational Websites

Learn more about parenting a child who has been identified as Gifted and Talented: