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The mission of the Manhattan Beach Unified School District’s (MBUSD) Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) is to provide gifted and talented students differentiated instruction that is commensurate with their abilities. Gifted and talented students pursue their education under the guidance of GATE certificated teachers in an atmosphere that is intellectually and academically rigorous, fosters creativity, and provides emotional support.

For more information, contact Katherine Whittaker Stopp, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services.
 Program Information 

GATE Advisory Committee (GAC) Meetings for 2017-18
District Office Board Room, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Friday, October 27, 2017  **Re-scheduled as meetings at each campus** 
Friday, January 26, 2018
TBD March
GATE Parent Meeting at MBMS
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in the MPR at 5:00 p.m.
GATE Program At A Glance 2017-2018
Personalized Learning and GATE in MBUSD
Proposed GATE Plan Board Presentation-May 4, 2016
GATE Advisory Committee (GAC) Minutes and Presentations
Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind Information
Los Angeles Region Odyssey of the Mind
Click here for more information about LA area events.
Summer Opportunities

There are many summer opportunities designed specifically for gifted and talented students in the elementary, middle, and high school grades. The web links below are sponsored by the California Association for the Gifted, the National Association for the Gifted, and the Texas Association for the Gifted. Inclusion of these links and the companies mentioned within does not imply endorsement by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. If you have specific questions about summer opportunities, please contact the companies noted in the links directly, or you can contact the sponsoring organizations via phone or email.
California Association for the Gifted (CAG)
Phone: (916) 441-3999 Email:

National Association of the Gifted (NAGC)
Phone: (202) 785-4268 Email:

Texas Association of the Gifted
Tracy Weinberg, Associate Director Phone: (512) 499-8248 Email: