• The Texas state goal for services for gifted/talented students states:  "Students who participate in services designed for gifted/talented students will demonstrate skills in self-directed learning, thinking, research, and communication as evidenced by the development of innovative products and performances that reflect individuality and creativity and are advanced in relation to students of similar age, experience or environment."

    In order to help GATE students meet the state goal, academic curriculum for GATE pull-out classes is designed around the GATE learning standards of creative thinking, critical thinking, and research skills.  A universal concept with generalizations is explored, and elements of depth and complexity are infused throughout the lessons.  All students who participate in GATE pull-out classes have the opportunity to complete an end of year Capstone Project that allows them to research a project of personal interest while applying the GATE learning standards, universal concept and generalizations, and elements of depth and complexity. Co-curricular and enrichment opportunities are provided in addition to the universal concept curriculum.  


    Affective curriculum for GATE pull-out classes is designed around the GATE learning standards of social-emotional skills, empowered (autonomous) learner skills, and executive functioning skills.  In addition, a disposition is introduced and reinforced through the school year. 


    View GATE Standards for 1-2 grade students


    View GATE Standards for 3-5 grade students


    GATE students who participate in pull-out services receive a progress report every 12 weeks based on the GATE standards.  


    View  1-2 GATE Progress Report 


    View  3-5 GATE Progress Report



     2019-2020 GATE Curriculum Overview:


    1-2 Grade:


    Disposition Focus: Resilience


    Universal Concept:  Systems



    • Systems follow rules

    • Systems are composed of subsystems

    • Systems have parts that work together to complete a task

    • Systems are interdependent upon one another


    Enrichment Opportunities:  

    • Maker Space

    • Logical Reasoning



    3-5 Grade:


    Disposition Focus:  Leadership


    Universal Concept:  Change



    • Change is necessary for growth

    • Change causes friction

    • Change can be helpful or harmful; positive or negative

    • Change can have a ripple effect



    • Strategic Gaming (3rd grade)

    • Mathletes (4th grade)

    • Latin (5th grade)

    Enrichment Opportunities: 

    • Maker Space

    • Logical Reasoning

    • Selectives