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Our program at Vacaville Unified School District is an exemplary model of differentiated instruction that is driven by the classroom teachers at our ten elementary schools. The students are placed in cluster groups and enriched with materials that may be accelerated or presented in greater depth and /or complexity. Our GATE Students are challenged at rate commensurate with their abilities that is determined by their classroom teacher daily.

GATE News and Announcements

FIRST LEGO League Tournament

This year the FLL Tournament will be hosted at Grange Middle School in FSUSD  on Sunday, 15 November 2015.

The 'LIVE" Robogames will be open to the public from Noon to 4 PM.

The 'TOP 8' are confirmed!

Calling all Readers! The titles for this year's Novel Knowledge Reading Enrichment Program have been confirmed. Check out the NK Page to check out the list! It is time to build your team and read and reread your favorites.



Come along and join STEM Nation

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 8, 2015! Join Mobile Ed Productions' presentation of STEM Nation for inquiry-based, hands on science exploration!

Cooper Elementary School which is located at 750 Christine Drive will host our evening of 'blinding' science discovery!

There will be two sessions : 4:00 - 5:30 & 6:00 - 7:30. Each session will be limited to 50 students.


Outwit and Outlast, Indeed!

Please check out the Past Events Tab to enjoy the nearly 100 students who that demonstrated their 'Survivor Skills' at the KICK-OFF Enrichment Event- 'Survivor School'  on Saturday, 3 October 2015 @ Callison School.


Thanks to all the families and 'GATER's that attended the GATE Parent Advisory Meeting on Monday, 28 September 2015. The link for the presentation is below.


GATE Office has a new location and phone number:

Sierra Vista Campus which is located at 301 Bel Air Drive, Vacaville, 95687. The new phone number is 707-453-6260 x 114. 


Contact Us


Educational Services Program Administrator
 Sierra Vista Campus (707) 453-6260 x 114

Key Dates 2015/16

STEM Nation  : Tuesday, 8 December 2015 @ Cooper Elementary

GATE Parent Advisory Meeting: Monday, 25 January 2016 @ 6:30 PM at the ESC

Thespians prepare for Theatre Enrichment : Saturday, 30 January 2016