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What is GATE?

What is the GATE program?

The GATE program is the educational program designed to address the learning styles of the students who have been identified as gifted and talented. The MUS GATE program is based on the most current research in gifted education. The GATE program goals are to:

• meet students' intellectual needs,
• motivate students to reach their highest potential,
• increase the application of critical thinking skills,
• promote positive social-emotional skills.
These are in keeping with the State Education Code's directions for programs for the gifted and talented. Differentiation of course content is achieved through added depth, complexity, novelty, and acceleration. Teachers have received staff development in differentiation of instruction. To assist teachers in meeting the needs of the gifted and talented, professional development, resources, and support services are provided.