SERVICE DELIVERY


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

El Morro and Top of the World GATE Site Plan

Program Goals:

GATE students at the elementary schools are provided a program that offers differentiated learning opportunities integrated across curricular lines.  The main goal of the program is to assist students in the development of higher order thinking skills, creative expression, leadership skills (including school and community service), positive self-concept, and career awareness.

Underlying goals are:

  1. to challenge students to develop academic, creative, and social abilities.
  2. to help each child realize his or her full potential.
  3. to recognize and value the uniqueness of all students and to enable them to develop their own intellectual abilities and special talents.

 

Classroom Program Options Utilized:

  • Questioning techniques that help teachers motivate gifted students to simultaneously apply several abstract thinking and reasoning skills.
  • Tiered assignments that provide teachers with ways to challenge students with assignments matched to the readiness levels of the learners.
  • Flexible skills grouping that helps teachers group students according to their needs in a specific topic or skill, rather than having preconceived notions about their abilities.
  • Learning/interest centers that help teachers create a classroom where students have more opportunities to hone skills and pursue individual interests.
  • Differentiated Collaborative projects that let teachers provide students with ample opportunities to pursue their interests at a pace, depth, and level appropriate to their abilities.
  • Interest groups that provide teachers with ways to give children more choice about their learning.

 

Available Co-Curricular Enrichment Opportunities:

Co-Curricular enrichment provides a supplement to in-class differentiated instruction.  Opportunities are provided to enrich and extend learning in a variety of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Coding Club
  • Destination Imagination
  • Mad Science
  • Bookworms
  • Lego Engineers Cooking Club
  • Golf
  • Spanish
  • Honors Chorus
  • Drama

**CDE FAQ for Service Delivery: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/gt/gt/gateprogfaq.asp

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thurston Middle School GATE Site Plan

 

Cluster Groupings and Courses:

GATE students are placed in grade level clusters in language arts and math classes.  Students have the opportunity to bridge Math 6 into Math 7 prior to entering 6th grade.  Additionally, Thurston Middle School offers a variety of challenging elective courses available to all students, including: 

  • Foreign Language:
    • Foreign Language Wheel
    • French IA and IB
    • Spanish IA and IB
    • Mandarin (after school)
  • Visual and Performing Arts:
    • Advanced Art
    • Advanced Drama
    • Computer Art
    • Choral and Instrumental Music
    • Multimedia
  • STEAM I and II
  • Leadership
  • Coding

 

Available Co-Curricular Enrichment Opportunities:

Co-Curricular enrichment provides a supplement to in-class differentiated instruction.  Opportunities are provided to enrich and extend learning in a variety of areas, including but not limited to: 

  • Jazz Band
  • Art Contests
  • Environment Club
  • Chess Club
  • Coding Club
  • Destination Imagination
  • French Club
  • Geography Club
  • National Spelling Contest
  • Spanish Club
  • MUN
  • History Day

 

**CDE FAQ for Service Delivery: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/gt/gt/gateprogfaq.asp

CONTACT US

550 Blumont St. 
Laguna Beach, CA 92651 
P:949-497-7700
F:949-497-6021
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