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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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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.

See also:

GATE/SAS Parent Newsletter

The GATE/SAS Parent Newsletter is issued by LAUSD four times per year Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

You can download the latest issue or back issues from the GATE/SAS Parent Newsletter page.

GATE/SAS Student Newsletter

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




2019-2020 GATE Events

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

Fall Gifted Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm, Palms Auditorium

Local District West Magnet - Dual Language - Unified Enrollment Fair

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm
Baldwin Hills Elementary Pilot & Gifted Magnet

Spring Gifted Meeting

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 6:00-7:00pm
Palms Auditorium

11th Annual Symposium on Gifted Education

December 14, 2019, 8:00am-12:45pm
Bernstein High School, 1309 N. Wilton Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

Gifted/Talented Conservatory of Fine Arts 39th Annual Gala Events

Visual Arts Division Exhibition

April 2020 (date to be announced), 10:00am
CSU Los Angeles Fine Arts Gallery

Performing Arts Division Showcase Performance

April 2020 (date to be announced), 3:00pm
Esteban Torres High School Auditorium

Tenth Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference

March 2020 (date to be announced), 8:30am - 12:30pm (Registration and refreshments from 7:30-8:30 am)
Robert F. Kennedy Complex, 701 S. Catalina Street, Los Angeles

Flyers: English | Spanish | Korean

Spring 2020 GATE/SAS Parent Workshop

February 2020 (date to be announced), 6:15-7:15pm
Loyola Village Elementary School
8821 Villanova Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045​
Download Spring 2019 flyer for various district locations
Pre-registration not required. Parents may attend any location.

Parent Workshop: Twice Exceptional Students: Unique Gifted Learners

To be announced
Portola Middle School, 18720 Linnet Street, Tarzana, CA