• Gifted and Talented
    Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) is a district program with a focus on the identification of high ability/high achieving students (grades 3-5 elementary schools) and meeting their needs through specialized curriculum resources, instructional strategies, and teacher training.
    We hope you explore the many resources available on our website! 
    GATE Testing Due to COVID-19 GATE testing for all 3rd grade and new to district 4th & 5th-grade students is currently on hold.  As we get more information from the state and the county regarding opening and testing, we will update this site. 
    For questions regarding GATE specifically, please email our GATE Facilitator, Ms. Shawn Kivley at the email link provided on this page.  If you have questions for one of our Academy schools, please contact the specific school using the link below.  Thank you!  
    Academies for Advanced Learning
    Please note: As of Feb. 2021 all academy application periods have closed.  If you have questions about either Academy for Advanced Learning specifically, please contact the individual school directly through the school's link below.  
    For all Academy questions, please contact the specific schools by clicking the links below.  The GATE Deparment does not handle the academy applications and enrollment as each school's process matches their needs.  
    STEM Academy Applications:  
    Please note: As of Feb. 2021 all academy application periods have closed.  If you have questions about the STEM Academy specifically, please contact the school directly through the link below.  
    Check back often as we update and expand upon this site.

Contact Us

  • Ms. Shawn Kivley
    GATE Facilitator
    Phone: 916.294.9018
    FAX: 916.294.9020
    GATE Facilitator email: gate@fcusd.org