The GATE program provides academic enrichment for students who are identified as gifted and talented in mathematics and language arts. Students’ eligibility for GATE is currently under review as California prepares for the implementation of the California Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessments. Until new criteria is established, students in grades 4-8 who were previously identified as GATE will continue with the designation if agreed upon by the parents . Training and workshops help teachers learn new ways to meet the needs of gifted students. Students are provided with opportunities that accelerate learning, including options to begin advanced level high school courses.