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Gifted and Talented

Gant Elementary is a school of wonderful, kind, bright and amazing students.  They all have unique and individual gifts. For students who qualify, we have  PALS classes in 1st and 2nd, GATE in 3rd and cluster classes in 4th and 5th.  All of our teachers use GATE approaches and strategies to enhance their classroom teaching and provide diverse learning experiences for our students.  Please see the district information below, and feel free to visit the district web page for more in depth information. 


Long Beach Unified School District offers Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Services for eligible students starting in 3rd grade with some sites providing early learner services beginning in 1st grade. The GATE program is designed to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students, and to maximize their academic and social development. Classroom instruction begins with the grade level core curriculum and is differentiated by the teacher based upon student need and ability ensuring positive motivation and the intellectual growth of gifted students. Differentiation of the core curriculum occurs through various means, such as, flexible groupings, acceleration of content, independent study, tiered assignments, learning centers, compacting in student’s area of strength, thinking prompts, inquiry, honors and advanced placement courses, and use of above-grade-level resources. Teachers across the district are provided with opportunities to attend staff development in GATE approaches and strategies.