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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.

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Thank you to the 'GATER's and families that rang in 2016 at the second Parent Advisory Meeting on 1/25/16. Information regarding the events and opportunities was shared. If you were unable to attend, please check out the presentation at the link below.


Please mark your calendar for Saturday, 6 February 2016 if you are a current 4th-6th grader. The qualifying exam for summer enrichment courses at Sacramento State will be administered at Vaca Pena Middle School at 9:00 AM.

Please see attachment for additional information.


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.

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

Key Dates 2015/16

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

Thespians prepare for Theatre Enrichment : Saturday, 30 January 2016 @ Padan School

Academic Talent Search Qualifying Exam : Saturday,6 February 2016, 9:00 @ Vaca Pena Middle

Saturday, 23 April : Academic Challenge Event - details soon!