Based on the unique needs and characteristics of students identified as gifted, the mission of the Dysart Unified School District is to provide an array of services to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of these students in our community.
To deliver educational programs designed to assist gifted individuals to achieve their full potential in intellectual pursuits, community leadership, and creativity. This mission is achieved through the use of sound differentiated instructional strategies that include but are not limited to: complexity, depth, novelty, pacing, independent study, and acceleration. Professional expertise is fostered and exemplary resources are utilized to develop intellectual rigor, humane values, and creativity. The program recognizes and responds to the diverse gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups.
Dysart Unified School District is committed to providing quality services to all students including those who are identified as being exceptional through demonstration of high cognitive ability.
GATE Testing Dates and Specifics for 2016-2017
September 5-15: Testing for students new to DUSD (Gr.1-8)
January 23 - February 21: Gifted Testing for students Gr. 1-8
April 10-21 - Gifted Testing for students Gr. Kinder - 8