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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

Have a Wonderful Summer Holiday!

Gifted and Talented Testing is winding to a close across VUSD for grades 2-6. Students will received testing outcomes via mail by June 30th.

Enjoy your summer and thanks to the village of volunteers that supports VUSD GATE!

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 5/20/15

Alamo's Premium Bananas slip into Victory!

Congratulations to Alamo Elementary's 'Premium Bananas' newly crowned Novel Knowledge District Champions! The team included: Madison Burton, Katie Edde, Daphne Knabe, and Ivy Knabe. The 'Bananas' and their mascot also won 'Most Creatively Attired!'

Markham's  2nd Place Team ,The Jimmy's ', included : Emma Boyd, Jack Boyd, Jessie Diego Garcia and Michael Martin.

The 'Book Thieves' from ACE Charter captured third place. The team included: Summer Baron, Breana Dutton, Ella Storm and Charissa Zeigler.

Check out the Novel Knowledge Page for more!

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 5/20/15

'GATE-ER' delivers!

Many thanks to the over 40 volunteers, Medical Sciences I & II Students, Ms. Teri Shook and the nearly 130 'GATER's that attended, "GATE-ER" on Saturday, 14 March at Vaca High.

A great time was had by all exploring vital signs, phelobotomy, radiology, orthopedics and even overviewing the basics of CPR. Though we were recreating the 'ER' ... no calls were needed to 911!

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 3/21/15

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GATE Coordinator
(707) 453-6141

Key Dates 14/15

STATE OTM Championship: @ UC Riverside : Sat. 28 March 

Districtwide Spring GATE Testing Early May 2015 : Grades 2-6

10th Annual District Novel Knowledge Championship : Friday, 1 May