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15959 E. Gale Ave., City Of Industry, CA 91745 • 626.933.1000 • info@hlpusd.k12.ca.us
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Students who are identified as gifted/talented exhibit ‘excellence’ or the capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. They require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their ability to contribute to self and society.

Federal definition of gifted provided by California Legislature (AB1040) 

GATE Identification

HLPUSD teachers and parents recommend 4th-8th grade students who consistently exhibit excellence far beyond their chronological peers. Potential gifted students are identified using multiple measures.

Teacher Input

Parent Input


School History

The California Education Code (Title 5, Chap. 3, Sec 3822) provides general guidelines for identification of gifted children, leaving the details to individual districts: 

“Each school district’s governing board shall define the ‘demonstrated or potential abilities’ that will be the criteria for giftedness in its district.” 


Program Design

Elementary schools serve gifted students during the school day via the “cluster” model, with identified gifted students placed in a general education class.  

In the secondary classrooms, gifted students can be in Honors-level, Accelerated, and Advanced Placement classes.

Teachers use the grade level standards and core curriculum for all students, as well as differentiated instructional strategies, to challenge GATE students to their highest potential.

Each site is responsible for how instruction will be differentiated based on the needs of their students.