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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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2018-2019 GATE Events

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

Fall 2018 Gifted Meeting:

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00-7:00 pm

Palms Auditorium

Gifted/Talented Conservatory of Fine Arts 38th Annual Gala Events

Spring 2019

(Download Spring 2019 flyer in English and Spanish.)

Visual Arts Division Exhibition


CSU Los Angeles

Performing Arts Division Showcase Performance


Esteban Torres High School

Spring Gifted Meeting

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm

Palms Auditorium

Ninth Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference


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

Spring 201 GATE/SAS Parent Workshop

Loyola Village Elementary School
8821 Villanova Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90045​
Download Spring 2019 flyer for various district locations in February 2019
Pre-registration not required.  Parents may attend any location.

Parent Workshop: Twice Exceptional Students: Unique Gifted Learners


Portola Middle School, 18720 Linnet Street, Tarzana, CA 




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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2018-2019 9 English Spanish

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2017-2018 8

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2016- 2017 7 English Spanish English Spanish

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2015- 2016 6 English Spanish English Spanish   English Spanish
2014- 2015 5 English Spanish English Spanish English Spanish  
2013- 2014 4 English Spanish English Spanish English Spanish  
2012- 2013 3 English Spanish English Spanish English  
GATE/SAS Student Newsletter

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