102 N. Plumer
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-3205
fax: (520) 225-3202

Gifted and Talented Education

New Address: Starr Center at 102 N. Plumer. For more information, contact or

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GATE fosters talent and creativity.

Make-up Testing, Nov. 22

Make-up tests for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) will be held Saturday, November 22. If your child needs to take the make-up test, please call the GATE office at (520) 225-3205 by November 21.

About GATE

TUSD recognizes that gifted students have special educational needs that should be met within the context of educating the whole child through a variety of services and options.

The role of the Gifted Education program is to:

  • Identify the particular abilities and needs of these students.
  • Challenge students functioning at the highest level of ability.
  • Encourage underachieving students who are capable of the highest performance.
  • Promote higher level creative and productive thinking skills throughout the district.
  • Promote creative or productive achievement.

For information about GATE recruitment, testing, and placement for the 2014-2015 school year, please see the info sheet (in PDF).

Please check back later for updated information about testing, programs, and more!