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Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

Gifted and Talented Program (GATE)

SVUSD Gate logo: Explore, Expand, Excel


Saddleback Valley Unified School District provides our gifted students opportunities to eXplore, eXpand, and eXcel to maximize their potential.

Key Features of Gifted Instruction

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Identification Process for 2020-21

2nd Grade

Recommendation based upon multiple classroom measures
 
 
Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with Multiple Measures

3rd Grade

Test All Students

  

 
 
Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with Multiple Measures

4th Grade

New to District &
Recommendation based upon multiple classroom measures
 
Qualifying OLSAT score
> 95th Percentile 
or
93rd Percentile
with Multiple Measures

SVUSD no longer accepts the results of private testing for gifted identification.  Private psychological testing will not be accepted for any reason.

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GATE Office Contacts

Lisa Paisley, Ed.D, Coordinator

paisleyl@svusd.org

(949) 580-3348

Marie Ferguson, Secretary

fergusonm@svusd.org

(949) 580-3348