Adams Elementary School

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Santa Barbara School District - Adams Elementary School
GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION (GATE) PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Self-Contained Classroom Model

The goal of the GATE program at Adams is to meet the academic, emotional and social needs of all students who demonstrate high academic potential.
Our GATE objectives in grades K-3rd are to:
  • Provide options in delivering the curriculum in all areas that will encourage the development of higher level thinking skills.
  • Stimulate students to work beyond basic mastery and allow students to develop ideas of interest through self-designed and teacher guided projects.
  • The positive learning environment at the Adams encourages all students to strive for excellence. Differentiated instruction provides appropriate learning opportunities for gifted students at all grade levels.