Bakersfield City School Districtís Gifted and Talented Education
philosophy emphasizes that the student is capable of excelling in an
environment that is accepting, stimulating, exciting, challenging, and
flexible. Maximizing each
childís potential, the program stimulates creative and critical
thinking. Students are
identified as GATE using a multi-dimensional tool, which provides for
diversity. All students recognized as gifted in the Bakersfield City
School District receive a differentiated curriculum and necessary
support services, such as counseling and mentoring, regardless of race,
gender, or socio-economic factors.
Parents are vital in planning and evaluating the gifted program
the Bakersfield City School District offers.
Professional development for teachers, counselors,
administrators, and parents is seen as a cornerstone in developing a
program that encompasses effective curriculum development and
instructional strategies to meet the varying intellectual and
social/emotional needs of gifted students. Below are
resources that will be of interest to parents of GATE students.
|Preparing for College|
You may view the documents above using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you do not have this
program on your system,
Return to Curriculum and Standards Home Page
Return to BCSD Home Page.