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GATE Communicator


Parent / Teacher Resources

The District GATE office maintains a lending library on a full range of GATE topics geared toward parents, students, teachers and administrators. The resource library also has enrichment resources that can be used at home or in the classroom. If you are interested in borrowing books from the resource library, please call the district GATE office, 406-3245, to make an appointment to visit the library.

Most schools also have books and/or videos related to raising and educating gifted students. Parents may contact the school's GATE coordinator to see what resources are available.


Gifted and Talented Education

The purpose of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is to provide challenging curriculum and instruction for students who are capable of achieving at a level significantly beyond that of their chronological peers.

GATE funding is used to identify gifted and talented students, and to initiate and maintain services for them. The main academic focus is on providing differentiated learning experiences that occur during the regular school day and are based on the core curriculum.

The District GATE Plan is outlined in the application for state funding. The current District plan has been approved for funding through the 2010-2011 school year. Each school has a GATE Site Liaison who provides GATE information to parents and staff, coordinates GATE referrals, and serves on the District GATE Advisory Committee (DGAC).

Parents are encouraged to participate in the GATE program at their student's school or throught the District GATE Advisory Committee, which meets four times throughout the year. 

Click here for the 2012 GATE Schedule

GATE Make-up Testing

GATE make-up testing will be offered on Tuesday, February 3, at 6:00pm.  Testing will be administered in the board room at the WJUSD central office, located at 435 Sixth Street. This opportunity is for students who have not yet been tested in the 2014-2015 school year.  If you would like your child to be tested at this time, please arrive promptly by 5:50pm.   There is no cost for this test.  Testing will again be provided at each school site in the fall/winter of 2015. 

La pruebas del programa GATE se ofrecerán dos veces el martes 3 de febrero de 2015, a las 6:00 PM. Los exámenes se administran en el salón de juntas del Distrito Escolar de Woodland (WJUSD), ubicado en el 435 Sixth Street. Esta oportunidad es para los estudiantes quienes no han sido evaluado en el año escolar 2014-2015.  Si usted desea que su estudiante tome el examen el 3 de febrero, por favor llegue puntualmente a las 5:50 PM. Los estudiantes que lleguen tarde no serán admitidos. No hay costo para este examen. Las pruebas, se proporcionarán en cada escuela el otoño / invierno del 2015. 

Algebra Academy / GATE Enrichment Registration

Click here for registration Informationhttp://www.wjusdgate.net

Identification of Students for the GATE Program

All students are eligible to be nominated for GATE, regardless of socioeconomic, linguistic or cultural background, and/or disabilities. The district recognizes that GATE students have unique ...more

Parent Involvement

Parents are an indispensable source of support for the GATE program. It is important that you act as an advocate for your child and provide feedback so that we can continually improve the program.

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated instruction is a way of teaching that recognizes the differences in student interests, learning styles and academic readiness and provides ways for each student to move forward ...more

Dennis Silva
Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)
(530) 406-3252

GATE Advisory Committee

The District GATE Advisory Committee consists of teachers, administrators, and parents. Functions of the committee include:

  • Involvement in program planning and evaluation.
  • Providing parent education opportunities related to gifted education.
  • Disseminating information on current research and literature in gifted education.
  • Collaborating with the district GATE coordinator to offer professional development opportunities to staff, parents, and community members related to gifted education.

All parents of students involved in the GATE program are welcome to attend District GATE Advisory Committee meetings. The meetings are held from 6:00-7:00 PM and are open to the public. 


District GATE Advisory Committee Minutes