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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE | Senior Coordinator: Frances Banales, | 2120 E. Naco Vista (Cavett Elementary), Tucson, AZ 85713 | (520) 225-1310

GATE Scope and Sequence Available for Review

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Scope and Sequence are available for public review.

If you have questions or comments about these, please email

GATE Video
Family Enrichment Night
  • Join us for Family Enrichment Night!
    Thursday, December 7 @ 5:30-7:30 pm - Hollinger K-8 School, 150 W. Ajo Way. Everyone welcome!
    • Hands-on Activities
    • Games
    • Fun and Creativity
    • Refreshments

    Family Enrichment Night Flier (in PDF)

Date Extended for Permission to Test

Date Extended for Permission to Test

The TUSD GATE testing window for permission to test forms was due September 22nd. The GATE department has extended the GATE Testing window for Permission to Test Forms until October 6th.

Tucson Unified will be testing TUSD students 1st through 6th grade during October 16, 2017 and November 22, 2017 and kindergarten students during January 9 through January 26, 2018 to determine student eligibility to receive gifted services in the TUSD GATE program for school year 2018-19.

Please send all permission to test forms to:

Cavett Elementary
c/o GATE Department
2120 E. Naco Vista
Tucson, AZ 85713

Click here for Permission forms and more information.

About GATE

At Tucson Unified, we recognize that gifted students have special educational needs that should be met within the context of educating the whole child through a variety of services and options. The role of the Gifted Education program is to:

  • Identify the particular abilities and needs of these students.
  • Challenge students functioning at the highest level of ability.
  • Encourage underachieving students who are capable of the highest performance.
  • Promote higher level creative and productive thinking skills throughout the district.
  • Promote creative or productive achievement.

The District is committed to providing all students enrolled at the District with equal access to the District’s Gifted and Talented Education program.

Tell us how we're doing!
  • We'd love to hear your feedback about Tucson Unified's Gifted and Talented Education Program! Please share your comments through the form below, or call us at (520) 225-1310.

Gifted and Talented Education


We are committed to integration, diversity, and racial equity.

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