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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

STAR Party!

Please remember to BYOT [ Bring your own Telescope!] to our STAR Party on Saturday, 17 May @ Browns Valley Elementary beginning at 7:30 PM.

We will have the honor of Professor Mario and the SkyDome Planetarium simultaneously to enjoy the Night Sky digitally and real time!

Keep Lookin' Up!

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 3/10/14


The  9th Annual Novel Knowledge Site Competitions are occurring across VUSD.  Remember to continue to read and re-read the 8 titles to be prepared for the questions at your site. Readers are Leaders!

Mark your calendars for Friday, 2 May 2014 @ 6:30 PM. The 9th Annual Novel Knowledge District Championship will take place at Vaca Pena Middle School in the new gym. Students will respond 'LIVE' to questions from this year's titles to secure the District Trophy and reign for the next year!

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 12/2/13

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(707) 453-6141

Key Dates 13/14

Saturday, 1 February "Gravity always gets you down" Enrichment Event at Jepson Middle School 

Saturday, 1 March Academic Talent Search Qualifying Exam at Vaca Pena Middle School 

Saturday, 8 March OTM Regional Competition at Natomas High School