Every child, every chance, every day.

Advanced Learning Programs / GATE

Girls with awards

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 Program is 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.

Secondary Advanced Learning Program

To stay informed about upcoming parent and student events, please join the Secondary GATE email distribution list by contacting alpptc@sbunified.org.

More information will be available soon.

Elementary Gifted and Talented (GATE) Program

2022-23 ELEMENTARY GATE GUIDELINES AND QUALIFYING CRITERIA: [ENGLISH] | [SPANISH]

Elementary Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs include GATE cluster groups, GATE pullout and enrichment lessons, and district GATE magnet classrooms at Washington Elementary School.

GRADE 2 OPT OUT FORM 

As a practice, all students in grade 2 are automatically screened for GATE at SB Unified. If parents want their 2nd grader to take the GATE test, then they should take no action.

However, if parents do NOT want their 2nd graders tested, they may choose to opt them out of testing. In order to opt your 2nd grader out of GATE testing, families must complete and submit a Grade2 GATE Opt Out form by Friday, September 30, 2022.

GRADES 3-5 REFERRAL FORM 

Parents/guardians may choose to refer enrolled students in grades 3-5 for retesting; however, students in grades 4 and 5 may not test if they took the GATE test last year. Parents of eligible students in grades 3-5 may sign up their student to retake the GATE test by submitting a Grades 3-5 GATE Referral form by Friday, September 30, 2022.

TESTING OR INTERPRETING GATE TEST RESULTS

Contact:

Harriet Whaley, Assessment and Accountability Specialist   (805) 963-4338, x6277hwhaley@sbunified.org


TRANSFER APPLICATIONS OR THE GATE MAGNET PROGRAM LOTTERY*

Visit: https://www.sbunified.org/schools/enrollment-registration (School Transfers Tab)

For any questions, please contact the Student Services Department at (805) 963-4338, ext. 6278 or 6276.

*Students secure seats in the magnet school for the next school year by entering a lottery that is held by the school district’s Student Services Office each winter.


SBUSD’S GATE MAGNET SCHOOL AT WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY

Contact: Arielle Curry, Principal, Washington Elementary School (805) 965-6653


CONTACT THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TO LEARN ABOUT GATE APPROACHES AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL OR TO ARRANGE A SCHOOL VISIT

Kelly Fresch, Principal, Adams Elementary School
(805) 563-2515

Gabriel Sandoval, Principal, Cleveland Elementary School
(805) 963-8873

Casie Killgore, Principal, Franklin Elementary School
(805) 963-4283

Veronica Binkley, Principal, Harding University Partnership School
(805) 965-8994

Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi, Principal, McKinley Elementary School
(805) 966-9926

Brian Naughton, Principal, Monroe Elementary School
(805) 966-7023

Valerie Galindo, Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School
(805) 563-2062

Anna Scharfeld, Principal, Santa Barbara Community Academy
(805) 687-2081