Advanced Learning Programs


The Santa Barbara Unified School District’s philosophy is that all students will reach their full potential through programs designed to meet their needs. The Advanced Learning Programs are designed to meet the needs of those students who demonstrate exceptional intellectual capability, and have been identified as gifted and/or greatly exceed grade level expectations. Through differentiated instruction, advanced learning students have equal access to the core curriculum and opportunities to not only meet, but to exceed grade level standards.

Tri-County GATE Council Schedule 2016-17

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    Elementary Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program

    Teresa Koontz Elementary GATE Coordinator tkoontz@sbunified.org (805) 963-7751 x4074
    Harriet Whaley Elementary GATE Identification Coordinator hwhaley@sbunified.org (805) 963-7751 x4091

    Secondary Advanced Learning Programs

    Sandy Robertson Secondary GATE Coordinator srobertson@sbunified.org (805) 963-7751 x4061
    Annette Makwana Secondary GATE Secretary amakwana@sbunified.org (805) 963-7751 x4061