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Welcome to the GATE Program

GATE banner.pngThe Oceanside Unified School District is committed to providing Gifted and Talented Education programs which serve students according to their identified unique capabilities and needs.  It is the district's intent that the programs, while creating academic rigor throughout the schools, serve both high-achieving and at-risk gifted and talented students, serve populations which reflect the community, and focus on exceptionality.


The goals of the Oceanside Unified School District's Gifted and Talented Program are to meet students’ intellectual needs, to motivate students to reach their highest potential, to increase the application of critical thinking skills and promote positive social-emotional skills, and to increase annually the number of underrepresented students identified for the GATE Program.


It is our hope that this website can further promote these philosophies and goals with added communication regarding teacher and parent opportunities.


Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Plan


2008 GATE Program Application


GATE Referral Form/Formulario de Referencia Para El Program GATE 


GATE Professional Organizations and Resources:
Recursos en Español:


California Association for the Gifted
Tel: 562-789-9933
e-mail: cagoffice@aol.com


National Association for Gifted Children
Telephone: (202) 785-4268
e-mail: nagc@nagc.org 

California State Department:  Gifted and Talented Education


National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented


World Council for Gifted and Talented


Davison Institute’s


Neag Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development


Gifted Child Society


Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted Children


Gifted Website


Gifted Support for Living and Learning


SDUSD Distinguished Lecture Series: Schedule and Archived Videos












Kasia Obrzut
Tel: 760-966-7813
Fax: 760-439-8095

About the Program

Students identified as gifted learners are placed in our Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program at each elementary and middle school. We group GATE students heterogeneously with other students for regular instruction, but our core curriculum provides enrichment opportunities that continually challenge GATE students inside the classroom. At the high school level, GATE students generally enroll in our many Advanced Placement courses.