Welcome to the CUSD GATE Program

Carpinteria Unified School District is committed to meeting the unique needs of all students. The purpose for the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Program is to identify and provide appropriate programming for all identified students with differentiated activities and opportunities to achieve and develop commensurate with their unique abilities, advanced skills, and emotional needs.

The GATE program provides gifted students with a qualitatively differentiated curriculum which includes the teaching of basic skills, higher level thinking, inquiry, and problem solving skills. Classroom instruction differs in pacing, complexity, and depth of study and takes into consideration individual learning styles and special abilities.


    Teresa Koontz
    GATE Program Coordinator

    Kirsten Escobedo
    Director of Special Education

    Yannely Elizarraraz
    GATE Program Secretary