Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE Department Mission Statement

The San Diego Unified School District Gifted and Talented Department supports unique and equitable access for high achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted.  Our mission is to advance the development of gifted, talented, and high potential youth through opportunities, student advocacy, and exemplary programs and practices.


The GATE office is responsible for GATE programming, GATE teacher certification, and professional development around gifted and talented education.




For questions about GATE assessment, please contact your site school psychologist or contact the Office of Related and Specialized Services at 858-573-5941.


The work of the GATE Office has been assumed by the Office of Leadership and Learning.  For questions please email 


 GATE testing has been suspended for the rest of the year.