The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program in Clovis Unified is designed to provide special enrichment for students who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and whose educational needs may not be fully met without modifications of the regular instructional program. Each of the District's schools plans and implements its own GATE program according to the needs of its students.
The gifted child's educational needs are met in the regular classroom on an as-needed, daily basis.
GATE certification at Maple Creek begins in 4th grade and the criteria is:
Scores of ALL students are analyzed at the beginning of each school year; parents will be notified in September if their child has met the above stated certification requirements
- 95%ile in both Language Arts and Math on the California Standards Test, or
- 98%ile on the district-administered Otis-Lennon Intelligence Test, or
- Special circumstance