Common Core Standards

Phoebe Hearst, along with the rest of the state, uses the Common Core Standards.

About GATE (Gifted and Talented Education)

“SCUSD is committed to supporting gifted and high-ability students. Instructional programs for Gifted and Talented students are based on the principles that all students have potential and should have equal opportunities to develop their individual capabilities, interests and needs.                                                                                                

Gifted/Advanced Academic Programs serve students in grades 2-12 and offer highly challenging learning opportunities that follow the Common Core State Standards in depth, breadth, and pace of instruction designed to meet the needs of advanced learners. Adaptations are made to the curriculum in order to provide an appropriate level of challenge for gifted and advanced learners with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking, problem solving, and logical reasoning.”

Phoebe Hearst is one of four GATE Cohort models in Sacramento City Unified School District. There are two opportunities to enter the GATE program: 2nd and 4th grade. In January, students across the district are assessed in first and third grade. SCUSD uses the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). Once students are identified, their families may choose to enter the lottery for a seat in the 2nd grade or 4th grade cohorts. Students in our GATE classes will be challenged by very rigorous curriculum.

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