GATE is a program for students determined to be academically talented. At Don Benito, these 3rd - 5th grade students are in a class with a GATE certified teacher in order to provide them with instruction that keeps them challenged and engaged and enables them to excel academically. Currently all students are tested for the GATE Program at the end second and fifth grades; or by teacher or parent request. (Please note that the District is considering changing the grade levels at which GATE testing is done.)
For those qualifying for GATE, Innovation Club is offered weekly during the Spring. The District-wide Innovation Expo is held at the end of the term where students are able to display and compete in the event by sharing their creations and findings from Innovation Club (science, art, engineering).