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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

KICK- Off Enrichment Event Scores!

Thank you to the nearly 130 'GATER's that attended the  KICK-OFF Enrichment Event:  'If I only had a Brain...' on Saturday, 27 September 2014

@ Cooper School.

Sincere gratitude to the staff and administration at Cooper and STAR Education for preparing our students with a bit of 'Zombie Science!'

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 9/5/14

Parent Advisory Meeting

Please plan to attend the first GATE Parent Advisory Meeting on Wednesday, 24 September at the Educational Services Center which is located at 401 Nut Tree Road from 6-7 PM.

We will discuss logistics and opportunities for the 2014/15 school year.

The meeting content is driven to adults but if you can't attend due to lack of childcare bring your 'GATER' along !

Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 9/3/14

Are you a Creative Problem Solver?

Do you like Critical Thinking Challenges, Collaboration and Creativity??

Then, Odyssey of the Mind is perfect for you!

Please check out the attached flyer and explore the world of Creative Problem-Solving-- Think outside the box.


Posted by: Joanne Bucsko
Published: 8/27/14

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GATE Coordinator
(707) 453-6141

Key Dates 14/15

Weds. 24 September : GATE Parent Advisory Meeting @ 6PM at the Educational Services Center

Saturday, 27 September : KICK- OFF Enrichment Event 'If I only had Brain'  at Cooper Elementary @ 9:00 AM