2120 E. Naco Vista(at Cavett Elementary)
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 225-1310 | fax: (520) 225-1307
TUSD recognizes 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:
Self-Contained Services - Students attend full time, five days per week at a school that accommodates the feeder pattern based on the neighborhood school.
Dual Language Self-Contained - Students attend full time, five days per week and instruction is provided in both English and Spanish. District-wide access.
GATE Cluster Services - Gifted endorsed teachers in grade levels 1st -5th. Identified GATE students are "clustered" in this classroom with both non-GATE identified and GATE identified students.
Gifted & Talented Magnet Program - Open access -wide gifted magnet program at Tully Elementary School. All teachers are gifted endorsed. Students receive gifted instruction in all classrooms.
GATE Pull-Out Services are offered in all elementary s district-wide. GATE itinerant teachers are assigned to each elementary . Pull-out Itinerant GATE services are approximately 90 minutes per week and provides enriched instruction in small-group settings.
Resource Middle , Grades 6-8
GATE Resource services are available in all middle s (Exception – Safford K-8 which offers the IB program). GATE instruction is provided in core enrichment or content area classes. The service model may vary depending on model.
Resource High , Grades 9-10
GATE Resource classes are open access and offered in core content areas. GATE classes are offered at most TUSD High Schools.