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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program of the LAUSD Division of Instruction works to ensure that students who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential are helped to make the most of their unique talents and capabilities.

The GATE program provides differentiated instruction to students with exceptional intellectual ability, high achievement ability, specific academic ability, leadership, creativity, and visual and performing arts abilities. Instructional programs are planned and organized as an integrated experience throughout the regular school day, supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum.

The GATE programs holds a series of Parent Professional Development meetings at local district offices to provide parents of GATE students with information about how gifted students learn and an overview of the differentiated instruction offered to gifted learners.

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2017-2018 GATE Events

The following meetings and events are for parents of gifted and magnet students.

Gifted/Talented Conservatory of Fine Arts 37th Annual Gala Events

(Download flyer in English and Spanish.)

Visual Arts Division Exhibition

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00am-12:30 pm

CSU Los Angeles

Performing Arts Division Showcase Performance

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 3:00-6:00pm

Esteban Torres High School

Spring Gifted Meeting

Thursday March 22, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm

Palms Auditorium

Ninth Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference

Saturday March 17, 2018, 8:30am-12:30pm

Robert F. Kennedy Complex, 701 S. Catalina Street, Los Angeles

Spring 2018 GATE/SAS Parent Workshop

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:00-6:00pm
"Program Overview/Raising the Gifted Child"
Loyola Village Elementary School
8821 Villanova Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90045‚Äč
Download Flyer for various district locations in February 2018
Pre-registration not required.  Parents may attend any location.

Parent Workshop: Twice Exceptional Students: Unique Gifted Learners

Wednesday, January 17, 2008, 9:00-11:00am

Portola Middle School, 18720 Linnet Street, Tarzana, CA 

Fall Gifted Meeting:

Thursday October 5, 2017, 6:00-7:00pm

Palms Auditorium




The LAUSD Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program creates high end learning opportunities which allow students to flourish in stimulating academic and social environments.

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GATE/SAS Student Newsletter

The Thinker, published 2011 to 2013, was the GATE/SAS Student Newsletter.