Gifted & Talented Education (GATE)

Gifted & Talented Education (GATE)

Gifted & Talented Education (GATE)

CGUHSD maintains that gifted students are found in all walks of life. Exceptional ability can be found in all cultures, linguistic groups, socioeconomic levels, and in individuals with disabilities. We strive to identify a population of gifted students that reflects the residents of our community. Services are provided to any student that meets or exceeds the 97th percentile on a state-approved test, as required per state law. CGUHSD also services students who score in the 95th percentile on the aforementioned tests. Each gifted student is an individual with differing talents, personality, and passions. CGUHSD aims to address the individual learning needs of each of our gifted students so that we may provide the most suitable educational opportunities possible and prepare our students to enter the worlds of both higher education and work. Gifted education in the District focuses on differentiating the content, process, and product of curriculum offered to mainstream students while maintaining a focus on mastery of the Common Core Standard.



AP Research

Designed by the College Board to parallel college-level courses in critical thinking and communications, the AP Seminar course provides students with the opportunity to explore complex real-world issues through cross-curricular lenses. Course topics vary and may include local, civic, or global issues and interdisciplinary subject areas. Courses typically emphasize research, communication, and critical thinking skills to explore the issues addressed. Students may also examine source materials such as articles and other tests; speeches and personal accounts; and relevant artistic and literary works. This course is designed to challenge students to reflect critically on the diversity of knowledge, and the role knowledge plays in a global society. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in GATE and instructor approval is required

GATE Seminar

This course is designed to challenge students to reflect critically on the diversity of knowledge and the role knowledge plays in a global society. Students develop Costa's Habits of Mind and apply themselves as learners and thinkers to become aware of the complexity of knowledge and to recognize the need to act responsibly in an increasingly interconnected world. The course is seminar based with the course conducted primarily through discussion. Students complete an individual research project that is presented at an end of the year. Prerequisites: Student must enroll in the Gifted & Talented Program (GATE) program. To be eligible for the GATE program, a student must be at the 97th percentile or above on a state-approved test. Common tests include the Cognitive Abilities test, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and PLAN.

Our Non-Discrimination Commitment

Casa Grande Union High School District #82 prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s), Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, or [email protected]

El Distrito Casa Grande Union High #82 prohibe la discriminación de empleo y programas educacionales basados en raza, color, religion, sexo, edad, descapacidad, origen nacional, estado militar, información de prueba genetica, orientación sexual o identidad de género, o expresion y provee acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados.

Preguntas, quejas, o solicitudes para información adicional de acuerdo a estas leyes deben ser dirigidas a la coordinadora designada, Sean Casey, District Title IX Coordinator, 1362 N. Casa Grande Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, (520) 316-3360 ext. 1111, o [email protected]

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