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Gifted & Talented Education

Greenbrook Elementary GATE Program 

School GATE Representative:
Starr McLaughlin, 5th Grade teacher


Greenbrook School is dedicated to providing a learning environment to extend the depth and complexity of your gifted child’s experience through a variety of educational opportunities. We recognize that learners have different needs, and our school is committed to meeting the needs of its diverse learners.  Identified Gifted and Talented students possess unique abilities and potential; they require thought-provoking educational opportunities to enhance their learning. 
Classroom teachers address the needs of gifted students by establishing a flexible and differentiated learning environment. Teachers strive to provide a supportive and enriched climate that offers a variety of curriculum options, instructional approaches, and resources, so that gifted students will be engaged and challenged. This is accomplished by modifying the depth, complexity, and pacing of  the standard curriculum, which is intentionally designed to encourage higher order thinking skills, critical and creative problem solving, opportunities to study areas of interest, and promoting a sense of individual self worth and a responsibility to society.
Additionally, aligned with the SRVUSD goals, the Greenbrook GATE Program promotes and offers gifted and talented students opportunities to broaden their exposure to subject matter with out-of-school enrichment activities. Field trips and after-school classes are selected that emphasis 21st century learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).