• Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E)

    The Buckeye Union School District offers GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) identification and supports at all school sites throughout the District. Program opportunities for GATE are site based; however, a fall administration of the OLSAT (Otis Lennon School Ability Test) is provided Districtwide in order to identify qualifying students. For those that qualify, a Differentiated Learning Plan is created and opportunities for enrichment/support in and out of the classroom are provided. 

    As a result of the State's Local Control Funding Formula, GATE is no longer funded as a categorical program. Regardless, the District has continued to identify students for GATE eligibility and school sites offer a limited range of services and supports. 


    If you would like to learn more about GATE, please contact the principal of the site that your student attends or the GATE Coordinator, Melinda Spooner mspooner@buckeyeusd.org.

    Testing is for 3rd - 8th grade students ONLY. 


    GATE Testing at Silva Valley will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.

    Please click HERE for the Parent Letter and Permission Slip.

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