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LBUSD GATE Philosophy: "When participating in a differentiated curriculum, bright, talented students will become analytical thinkers, creative producers and practical problem solvers."

GATE Identification
Parent Resources
High School Advanced Placement


EXCEL at Muir

John Muir Academy is pleased to offer a K-8 EXCEL program for gifted and high achieving students. The program exists in both the K-5 Traditional and K-5 Multiage classrooms, as well as EDGE, Muir's accelerated middle school program.

GATE Strategies

The EXCEL program at Muir uses GATE strategies including Differentiated Instruction, Junior Great Books, Depth and Complexity Icons, and Think Like a Disciplinarian to enhance the learning of gifted and high achieving students.