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GATE Program2019-07-26T16:38:29+00:00

Gifted & Talented Education

IVLA’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program provides learning enrichment, fosters critical thinking, encourages creative problem-solving skills, and facilitates cooperative learning opportunities with other gifted students.

Through coordination among our program administrators, teachers, and success coaches, IVLA provides the following services to gifted students:

  • Learning at a higher cognitive level for intellectually gifted students
  • Enrichment, acceleration and advancement
  • Exposure to experiences, materials, and information beyond what is offered through the regular curriculum at a student’s particular grade level.
  • Interaction with other gifted and talented students through a supervised student engagement platform.


What is GATE?2019-07-26T16:32:48+00:00

GATE stands for Gifted And Talented Education. IVLA refers to its program for gifted students as the GATE program.

How is GATE identified on records and report cards?2019-07-25T00:35:58+00:00

Students in the GATE program will have a GATE class notated on their report card.

What are literature circles?2019-07-25T00:32:46+00:00

In a literature circle, students will interact with other GATE students through a supervised application.  Each student will have a specified role, and students will read, discuss, and respond about books while engaging in critical thinking and reflection.  Literature circles will help students construct meaning with other readers while reshaping and adding to their understanding.

What are the depth and complexity icons?2020-08-18T12:50:07+00:00

The Depth & Complexity Chart are visual prompts intended to assist students to go beyond surface level understanding of a concept and enhance their ability to think critically.  These tools help students dig greater into a concept and understand that concept with greater complexity.


Depth & Complexity Chart
What is the difference between the GATE program and the regular program?2019-07-25T00:19:35+00:00

Students in the GATE program will have access to our regular program but will have lessons at a higher cognitive level, participate in additional literacy circles, and have the opportunity to take honors level courses.

If my student was in GATE in another program, are they eligible for IVLA GATE?2020-08-18T12:49:20+00:00

Yes, after a review of previous records and report cards.

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