The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, authorized by Education Code (EC) sections 52200-52212 (Outside Source), provides funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop unique education opportunities for pupils in California public schools who have been identified as gifted and talented. Special efforts are made to ensure that pupils from economically disadvantaged and varying cultural backgrounds are provided with full participation in these unique opportunities.

Pleasant Grove JUSD utilizes traditional (standardized tests) and non-traditional (student products from school and home, classroom observations, and interim assessment) instruments in identifying gifted students.  Participation in the GATE program is available to all students.  Programs offered may include art, science, computer technology, drama, choir, and/or writing.  Some classes are offered during regular school hours and others may be offered on an after school basis. Information on GATE classes is sent home as classes become available.