Parents who wish to request a GATE Department
facilitated transfer to a school providing self-contained
GATE services are invited to do so. Space is limited at some
sites, and students will be placed on Wait Lists if the class(es)
are already full.
Requests can be made in one of two ways:
Call the GATE Department at 916-643-9427 for support in
completing the webform.
GATE Screening for SCUSD students in grades 1 and
3 occured in January and February.
To ensure equity among students, ALL* 1st and 3rd grade
students in the Sacramento City Unified School District were
screened for possible Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
services identification. The district utilizes the Cognitive
Abilities Test (CogAT) as the initial screening tool in the GATE
services screening process. The assessment was administered
GATE screening results and screening assessment scores
will be mailed to all families in grades 1 & 3. Student need
for GATE services is determined through a multi-step process that
includes not only the CogAT results, but also academic
factors and social-emotional considerations.