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Advanced Learning Experiences

Advanced Learning Experiences | Daniel Erickson, Director | 2120 E. Naco Vista (Cavett Elementary School), Tucson, AZ 85713 | (520) 225-1330 | Email Us

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) in TUSD offers many services for students in elementary through high school.

GATE encourages students to perform at their highest levels, promotes creativity and productivity, and is a pathway to advanced learning experiences, such as Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate, University High School, and higher education.

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are tested and then considered for placement. Part-time programs are more inclusive and accommodate a broader range of student abilities. More information is available at the GATE web pages.

Talk to the counselor at your school to find out how to become involved in GATE.


  • Contact Us
    Advanced Learning Experiences
    Daniel Erickson, Director
    at Cavett Elementary School
    2120 E. Naco Vista
    Tucson, AZ 85713
    Phone: (520) 225-1330
    Email Us

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"It is worth it! I think I make it better for me in life and when I go to college." -- Marisela 
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"You get to do a lot of projects." --Sophia 
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"I'm taking GATE math, GATE science. I'm taking a lot of GATE!" -- Nicholas