Gifted and Advanced Learners


IUSD's GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program is designed to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of advanced learners. Research tells us that gifted children demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or achievement in one or more domains while possessing unique and diverse learning characteristics. They often have highly creative abilities, strong memories, and subtle or mature senses of humor. Some, but not all, gifted students love the learning process and crave knowledge and understanding across a broad spectrum of topics. IUSD's GATE program is committed to providing a comprehensive educational model that meets the diverse and varied needs of each gifted student. IUSD program options serve students in 4th through 8th grades and are grounded in current research and best practices in the field of gifted education. 

If you have additional questions after reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions, please email

Update July 6: All Multiple Criteria Measures (MCM) used in the GATE and APAAS processes were completed prior to the transition to Emergency Distance Learning (EDL), and APAAS placement for the 2020-2021 year has been finalized. GATE Certification notices for 3rd-6th grade students were emailed by June 19th.  

To request your child's Multiple Criteria Measure (MCM) score report, please fill out this form:  GATE Correspondence 

To request your APAAS application score report, please fill out this form: APAAS Correspondence