Villa's administrators, teachers, and staff recognize that gifted and talented students possess unique characteristics.
    The goal of Villa's GATE program includes the following elements:


    Villa Fundamental Intermediate’s Gifted and Talented Education Program is committed to meeting the academic and social emotional needs of its gifted students through: 

    • Developing a passion for learning and personal growth so that students reach their goals and remain life-long learners
    • Delivering an enriched and rigorously accelerated curriculum, apart from the standard classroom curriculum, for identified students that is aligned with the California State recommended program standards for gifted students
    • Differentiating curriculum and instructional delivery to align with the needs of individual students
    • Directing all identified students toward intellectual, emotional, and social success in academics and life


    • Identify and serve students who meet the Santa Ana Unified School District criteria for gifted students
    • Address the social and emotional needs of identified students with the assistance of counselors, mentors, and peers
    • Provide students opportunities for higher level thinking, rigor, and novelty in their classes
    • Assist and provide professional development opportunities for classroom teachers in the process of differentiation for identified students

    GATE Information (English)

    If you have questions about the Gifted and Talented Education Program at Villa Fundamental, please contact:
    Stephanie Thatcher
    GATE Coordinator
    Room: 5202 (@ Century H.S.)
    Phone: 714-558-5100
    Fax: 714-558-5103
    Email: stephanie.thatcher@sausd.us

    SAUSD GATE Website