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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

GATE Parent Advisory Meeting

Please note that Parent Advisory Meeting is CANCELLED for Wednesday, 28 January 2015 @ 6:00 PM.

The new meeting date will be confirmed shortly!

So sorry for the inconvenience!

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 12/17/14

Academic Talent Search

Would you like to attend summer enrichment courses this summer at Sac.State?

If so, please mark your calendar for Saturday, 14 February at 9:00 AM.

The Qualifying Exam will be administered to those students in grades 4-9 in order to participate.

The registration form and additional information regarding the fees will be delivered in January 2015.

To learn more go to :

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 12/17/14

Novel Knowledge Celebrates 10 years!

This year's 10 titles confirmed-- check out the NK Page for more...

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 11/2/14

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GATE Coordinator
(707) 453-6141

Key Dates 14/15

Parent Advisory Meeting : Weds. 28 January @ Educational Services Center at 6:00 PM

ATS Qualifying Exam: Sat. 14 February 2015 @ Vaca Pena Middle School at 9:00 AM

OTM Regionals at Natomas HIgh : Sat. 21 February beginning at 8:00AM

'GATE-ER' : Sat., 14 March @ Vaca High beginning at 9:00 AM