G.A.T.E.

GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION

5 STAR SCHOOL DISTRICT
AWARDED BY CAG (CALIFORNIA  ASSOCIATION FOR THE GIFTED)
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The Santa Maria-Bonita School District G.A.T.E. Program supports a quality educational program for all gifted students in order to develop knowledge, skills and natural abilities for their students that will empower them to reach their full potential.  G.A.T.E. services are offered through the following services throughout the district:

*Differentiated learning opportunities commensurate with the individual students' abilities and/or talents.
*Alternative learning environments that extend the academic content standards with depth and complexity.
*Opportunities for students to develop problem-solving skills.
*Opportunities for students to develop a healthy self-concept and leadership skills.

Student objectives in the classroom:
*To participate in differentiated classroom instruction within the regular classroom day.
*To work independently and apply academic rigor to their daily work. 

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Contacts
Olivia Bolanos
Director of Curriculum
928-1783, ext. 8152
obolanos@smbsd.net

Gina Danley
Teacher on Special Assignment
928-1783, ext. 8222
gdanley@smbsd.net

Irene Mau
G.A.T.E. Support
928-1783, ext. 8146
imau@smbsd.net