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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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2016-2017 GATE Events

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

Fall Gifted Meeting:

Thursday October 6, 2016, 6:00-7:30pm

Palms Auditorium

LAUSD Presentation:

"Raising the Gifted Child: District and Families Together"

Wednesday February 8, 2017, 9:00-11:00am

PCSS Parent Center, 1360 West Temple Street, Los Angeles

Spring GATE/SAS Parent Workshop:

Thursday February 23, 2017, 5:00-6:45pm

Westchester High School, 7400 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles

Spring Gifted Meeting:

Thursday March 30, 2017, 6:00-7:00pm

Palms Auditorium

Eighth Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference:

Saturday April 22, 2017, 8:30am-12:30pm

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

Download flyer in English or Spanish or Armenian or Korean

Note that this event overlaps The Bruin Experiment Science Fair.



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

GATE/SAS Parent Newsletter

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GATE/SAS Student Newsletter

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