G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education)
The GATE program of the East Whittier City School District is designed to provide students with appropriately challenging learning experiences and to assist them with the achievement of academic excellence.
Ocean View's GATE students receive differentiated instruction within their regular classroom. In addition, our scholars participate in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Project-Based Academy during the school year and a Summer Academy. These programs are designed to provide enriching and challenging experiences in a stimulating environment.
Students must qualify for our GATE program by taking a standardized test and showing academic excellence in their classroom. Students take the test in the middle of their 3rd grade year.
Meet the Masters Art Program
Thanks to our generous PTA, all our students have the opportunity to participate in the Meet the Masters Art program. Engaging assemblies that teach our students about famous artists precede an art lesson of a given artist.
English Language Learner Program
Our EL students receive high quality first instruction within their regular classroom. Additional assistance is provided, in our No Excuses Room, under the direction of our Intervention Teacher and EL Instructional Assistant for students that need extra support. Instruction focuses on the areas tested on the CELDT (EL state assessment): Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Our EL students take the CELDT test in the fall, are monitored throughout the year, and can be reclassified in the spring (starting in 3rd grade) if they meet the criteria.