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 Student Art Show
The GATE Student Art show will be held on Friday, May 2nd, 6 pm to 8 pm at 705 Main Street – the former Democrat building at Heritage Plaza. This show will feature art created by over 200 GATE students during the months of March and April. In addition, there will be live music provided by the Pioneer High School Dixieland Jazz Combo. This Art show is being held in conjunction with the Historic Downtown Woodland Business Association's First Friday Art Walk. Many businesses are open late and feature a variety of art and live music. Come spend an evening downtown!
Art may be picked up after the close of this event. We encourage parents and students to collect their works of art between 8:15 pm and 9:00 pm on Friday the 2nd. Art may also be picked up at 705 Main Street on Sunday the 4th of May, 2pm to 4pm or at the WJUSD district office lobby Monday, May 5 through Friday, May 9 between the hours of 8 am and 4pm.
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
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 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