Gifted and Talented Education

The Natomas Unified School District provides a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program for those students who qualify.  Qualification is based on the NNAT (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test) given to ALL 1st graders and students in other grade levels based on teacher recommendation. GATE students are clustered together in targeted  classrooms, in which teachers plan specific accommodations to meet the needs of gifted students, including acceleration, independent research, inquiry-based projects, and enrichment opportunities based on students’ interests and talents.  

Student Study Team (SST) 
The SST process is a problem solving effort to increase students’ academic achievement. The team discusses how to better address the student’s individual needs in areas of academic, medical, emotional and social areas. SST members include the parent, teacher, school psychologist, district nurse, Speech and Language Specialist, Resource Specialist, and/or others involved with the student.  SSTs can be initiated by the teacher or parent/guardian.

To learn more about the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program in the Natomas Unified School District, please click here.