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GATE Program

Belief Statement

The Newport Mesa Unified School District offers a Gifted and Talented Education Program for eligible students in grades 4 – 12. The programs are designed to meet the needs of high ability and intellectually gifted students. Classroom instruction begins with the grade level core curriculum and is differentiated based upon student need and ability. The development of critical thinking is emphasized.


Philosophy Statement

When participating in a differentiated curriculum, bright, talented students will become analytical thinkers, creative producers, and practical problem solvers.  It is our goal to provide unique learning opportunities for the gifted learner to develop individual potential, to explore interests, to develop sensitivity and responsibility, ethical standards, and a healthy realistic self-concept.

Program Options

All schools in Newport-Mesa Unified School District are proud to offer the GATE program for eligible identified students in grades 4 – 12. Students are identified for GATE participation based on ...more.

Contact Us

Because GATE operations and student placement differ slightly at each school site within NMUSD, please contact your GATE Coordinator or Principal for more information about your school's GATE program.


Click here for contact information for all NMUSD Elementary Schools.

District GATE Team

Stacy deBoom-Howard
Principal on Special Assignment


Erica Schrenker
Administrative Assistant, GATE


Questions? Email Curriculum@nmusd.us