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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.

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

Want to enroll in the Palms Gifted/High Ability Magnet? See the Magnet application details.

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.

2023-2024 GATE Events

Gifted/SAS meetings are for parents of GATE, SAS, and Gifted Magnet students, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about the GATE and SAS program.

  • Fall Gifted/SAS Parent Meeting: Thursday, October 5, 2023 (5:00-6:00pm in Zoom)
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  • Parent Workshop: typically in October, a workshop for current and prospective GATE and SAS parents offering an overview of the Choices application and the verification process, and showing how Schools for Advanced Studies and Gifted Magnets can meet your child's learning needs
  • GATE/SAS Virtual Parent Conference: typically on a Saturday in March, with guest speakers and an agenda catered to the needs and interests of parents of gifted learners (no registration necessary)
  • Spring Gifted Parent Meeting: Thursday, March 21, 2024 (5:00-6:00pm in Zoom)
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  • Annual Symposium on Gifted Education: to be announced

Identifying GATE Students

The deadline to submit a referral for identification of GATE-eligible students is typical in March.

For more information on the GATE identification process, download the Parent Brochure in English or Spanish.

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Based on academic performance, through creative and critical thinking, a teacher or administrator at Palms can recommend your child as a candidate for the programs offered by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY). CTY offers online programs "designed to enrich academically advanced students" as well as summer residential programs.

If you would like more information, contact the Palms Magnet Office or call or email the CTY information Office at 410-735-6277 or [email protected].

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