- GATE is an acronym for Gifted and Talented Education
GATE students are exceptional in one or more areas - often music, drama, science, mathematics, dance, leadership, computers, language, or art. GATE refers to special practices, procedures, and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented. A student is said to be gifted when they demonstrate outstanding aptitude or competence in one or more domains. An aptitude is an exceptional ability to learn or reason. Competence is documented performance or achievement in the top 10 percent of the population. Learn more about GATE students and programs via the links below.