WPUSD is committed to, and recognized for, excellent GATE programs for our gifted students! We were one of only four districts statewide named in 2013 as a recipient of the coveted California Association for the Gifted (CAG) Five Star Award. Our District focus and prioritization on providing professional development to District teachers and providing differentiated instructional programs for GATE and High Achieving (HA) students were instrumental in receiving the award. Our GATE/HA programs in the Western Placer Unified School District are designed to offer a variety of curriculum and program choices to GATE-identified elementary, middle and high school students and their families. Program offerings can be found both during the school day and after school. To see the CAG Five Star Award Letter, click here. For a photo of the proud recipients, click here. For a brochure of Lincoln High School College Credit Classes offering challenging classes to GATE and HA students,click here.
The process of GATE/HA student identification begins in February as all students in grade 2, and select students in grades 3-7 are given the GATE assessment. Parents may opt their child out of testing in second grade should they choose.
Students in grades 3-7 may take the GATE assessment based on teacher and parent recommendation. If a student receives a qualifying score on the GATE assessment, then the district will look at the child's previous State SBAC assessment scores where applicable. Also the classroom teacher will fill out a survey to provide additional information to the district. This criteria will determine if a student qualifies for GATE/HA.
Parents of students who qualify for GATE/HA designation are invited to a parent information evening meeting in the spring to learn more about the district GATE/HA programs.
Engineering and Design Program classes utilize the award-winning Project Lead the Way curriculum and include:
Advanced Honors classes include:
Advanced Placement (AP) classes include: (*indicates online available)