Requesting Re-Screening for Gifted Education Services

Families Residing within SCUSD Boundaries

Students not yet identified for GATE Services in SCUSD may be referred for re-screening by either their parents/guardians or current/past teacher. Students eligible for referral include any student who is new to SCUSD, or is in 2nd grade or grades 4-6.  

Students are screened for GATE Services in elementary grades only.

The GATE Department will screen a child no more than 3 times during their educational career.

There must be at least 12-months between screenings.

Referral Screening happens on the following timeline:

4 screening sessions are scheduled during each school year:

August – New students to SCUSD ONLY

October – 6th graders & New students to SCUSD.

January/February – Re-Screening for 2nd & 4th through 6th graders; New students to SCUSD; 1st & 3rd grade students who reside in SCUSD boundaries, but do not attend SCUSD schools (i.e. Parish schools, Independent Charters, or other private schools)

April – new students to SCUSD; 1st-6th grade students who reside in SCUSD boundaries, but do not attend SCUSD schools (i.e. Parish schools, Independent Charters, or other private schools)

For Parents Living in SCUSD Boundaries:

All parents/guardians of children residing within SCUSD boundaries, regardless of whether or not they currently attend SCUSD schools, may refer their child for GATE Services Screening.

  1. Print out the Screening Referral Form 
  2. Complete and sign the form.
  3. Collect any relevant outside data and documentation (academic test results, GATE identification documentation from other states/districts, etc).
  4. Submit the Screening Referral Form and any additional documentation to the GATE Department.
  5. The GATE Office will contact parents/guardians to confirm referral screening on one of the dates listed above. 

For Parents Outside of SCUSD Boundaries:

If you are in the process of moving to the greater Sacramento region and your child is already eligible for GATE services in your current school system, please contact The SCUSD GATE Department to learn more.

SCUSD is not able to offer screening services to students who reside in other neighboring school districts (i.e. Natomas, Washington Unified, San Juan, or Elk Grove, etc). Please contact your local school district to learn more about their screening processes and criteria.

For SCUSD Teachers:

Contact the GATE Department to initiate the process.

Outside Agency GATE Screening

The SCUSD Gifted Education Department does not accept privately obtained GATE screening assessment results. This includes screening administered by private practice psychologists or university testing centers. SCUSD offers a robust internal screening program for students who reside within our district boundaries.

Please contact the GATE Department to learn how your child will be assessed to determine Gifted Education Services needs.