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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Students previously identified as GATE students are served within the classroom through differentiated instruction.

Students receive reading and writing instruction through Reading and Writing Workshop strategies that individualize instruction for every child. Reading and Writing Workshop strategies come from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University.

Math classes engage students in the conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts as outlined in the Eight Common Core Mathematical Practices and Common Core State Standards.

Orinda teachers continue to attend training provided by the California Association of the Gifted to better serve the social, emotional, and academic needs of all students.

State funding was previously available from the California Department of Education through the 2012-13 school year only.