Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

GATE Program Office 520-225-3605 |  3233 S. Pinal Vista, Tucson AZ, 85713 | Map (

Gifted and Talented Program

Annie Brookshire
Senior GATE Coordinator


At Tucson Unified, we recognize that gifted students have special educational needs that should be met within the context of educating the whole child through a variety of services and options. The role of the Gifted Education program is to:

  • Identify the particular abilities and needs of these students.
  • Challenge students functioning at the highest level of ability.
  • Encourage underachieving students who are capable of the highest performance.
  • Promote higher level creative and critical thinking skills throughout the district.
  • Promote creative or productive achievement.

The district is committed to providing all students enrolled with equal access to the district’s Gifted and Talented Education program.



Our GATE Schools, Programs, and Services

GATE Announcements
May GATE Pull-out Newsletter
Spring Family Enrichment Night
District-Wide GATE Newsletter
More Info
All GATE teachers throughout the district are encouraged to use these GATE standards to differentiate instruction and create interdisciplinary units of study. 
The District provides transportation to self-contained students that live in the TUSD boundaries and beyond the walking distance that the district has established. Please ask about transportation when registering. Registration must be completed at the site by May 15 of the preceding year to receive transportation services by the beginning of the year.

Please see below links, which provide information about Transportation eligibility and Non-Eligible Rider Form.
Transportation Eligibility

According to Policy EEA, school bus transportation is provided for students attending their neighborhood schools as long as they live outside the walk boundary.

Non-Eligible Transportation Application (PDF)
Application is for the current school year only. Non-Eligible Rider Transportation Program does not guarantee transportation. The application is a request for transportation department to review availability of route and seats.

To submit a Placement Appeal on behalf of your student, please complete the appeal form found HERE

To complete the form, you will need to sign in to your student's TUSD Account. Their account information can be attained by requesting the information from your student or their teacher. 

TUSD Student Username: