GATE Program

Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE)


The GATE program of the East Whittier City School District is designed to provide students with appropriately challenging learning experiences and to assist them with the achievement of academic excellence.


Our GATE students receive differentiated instruction within their regular classroom.  In addition, they participate in an after school club that is designed to provide enriching and challenging experiences in a stimulating environment. Additional enrichment opportunities are available for our GATE learners such as interactive learning seminars and a special GATE field trip. 


Students must qualify for our GATE program by taking a standardized test and showing academic excellence in their classroom.  Students take the test in the middle of their 3rd grade year.