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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE | Frances Banales, Senior Coordinator | 2120 E. Naco Vista (Cavett Elementary), Tucson, AZ 85713 | (520) 225-1310 | Email Us

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Eligibility and Placement for Gifted Services

Families were notified in January and February of 2018 regarding student eligibility to receive gifted services for SY2018/19.  TUSD has many opportunities for students to participate in District gifted programs through open access and qualified gifted assessments.  Space may be limited at some of our program sites so please notify the GATE office immediately if you are considering participating at one of our programs. 

University High School Testing Calendar 2018

Testing Schedule (in PDF)

Please call the GATE office at 225-1310 for any testing information, however if you have questions regarding UHS admission procedures or requirements please refer all questions to Connie Price-Johnson at 225-3226.

About GATE

At Tucson Unified, we recognize 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:

  • Identify the particular abilities and needs of these students.
  • Challenge students functioning at the highest level of ability.
  • Encourage underachieving students who are capable of the highest performance.
  • Promote higher level creative and productive thinking skills throughout the district.
  • Promote creative or productive achievement.

The District is committed to providing all students enrolled at the District with equal access to the District’s Gifted and Talented Education program.

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