Gifted and Talented Education Program

The goal of the GATE program is to identify and nurture student potential. Services are designed to be highly motivating and varied in content and approach. Using differentiated instruction, teachers guide students toward further understanding and discovery in order to satisfy the gifted students’ need for a more challenging curriculum.

GATE Video

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GATE Characteristics

Gifted and Talented Education Plan

Scholarly Investigative Project Information

GATE Instructional Strategy Power Points

GATE Thinking Tools

GATE Instructional Strategy Bookmarks

GATE Scholars


Top Ten Resources for All Teachers of Gifted Students

GATE Novels

Preparing for College

Parent Resources

GATE Web Sites


Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.