Qualifying students in grades 4 through 5 are eligible to participate in the GATE program. To qualify students are ranked on the following criteria: Performance on California Standards Test (CST), performance on an ability test, current grade point average, teacher recommendation, and other factors which may impact educational success. All teachers are qualified to teach the GATE students. A before-school enrichment program is offered one morning each week for approximately 28 weeks of the school year. The enrichment program provides students with exposure to topics not usually presented during the regular education program.