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Advanced Learning Experiences
Daniel Erickson, Director
at Cavett Elementary School
2120 E. Naco Vista
Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 225-1330
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Advanced Learning Experiences

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

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"I'm taking GATE math, GATE science. I'm taking a lot of GATE!" -- Nicholas

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) in TUSD offers many services for students in elementary through high school.

GATE encourages students to perform at their highest levels, promotes creativity and productivity, and is a pathway to advanced learning experiences, such as Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate, University High School, and higher education.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are tested and then considered for placement. Part-time programs are more inclusive and accommodate a broader range of student abilities. More information is available at the GATE web pages.

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"You get to do a lot of projects." --Sophia

Talk to the counselor at your school to find out how to become involved in GATE.

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"It is worth it! I think I make it better for me in life and when I go to college." -- Marisela