The mission of the Placerville Union School District
is to provide children with an excellent educational program
that prepares them academically and inspires them to be confident,
life-long learners who strive to realize their potential
and make a positive contribution to society.

For Parents and Teachers of GATE Students

Information to Keep Your Gifted Child Thinking 24-7 with Higher Level Questioning Strategies

by Ginny Bateman

GATE Lead Teacher, Folsom-Cordova USD

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The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program is planned and organized as an integrated differentiated learning experience:

  • within the regular school day
  • augmented or supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum
  • including independent study, acceleration, postsecondary education, and enrichment

All programs, including creative, visual, and performing arts programs provide participating pupils with an academic component. (EC 52206)

GATE Plan (PDF - free download of Adobe Reader)