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GATE Program

AAA/Gate Testing Information

Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) is offering parents an opportunity to have their children take the fee-based Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test (OLSAT). The OLSAT is used by CUSD to identify students for the Accelerated Academic Achievement/Gifted and Talented Education (AAA/GATE) Program. The OLSAT tests both verbal and nonverbal reasoning. CUSD students who meet the CUSD AAA/GATE testing criteria* will be invited to take the OLSAT in January at their school site at no charge. Invitations to take the school site OLSAT will be mailed home during the month of December . Test results will be mailed to parents approximately nine weeks after the test is administered. Students who score at or above the 95th percentile on the OLSAT qualify for the AAA/GATE program in the fall.


*For information regarding the CUSD AAA/GATE testing criteria, please refer to the CUSD AAA/GATE website or call the CUSD AAA/GATE office at 949-234-5300