Congrats to our graduates: EDAN ABIRI - New York University ERNESTO AMERICO ACEVEDO  West Los Angeles College MEGAN SHANELLE AGUILAR California State University, East Bay EDWARD S. AHN University of Nevada, Las Vegas SUNG KOOK AHN University of California Riverside YUJEONG AHN University of California Santa Cruz ADAM JORDAN AKBAR Santa Monica College ABRAHAM LEE ALIDADI Santa Monica College RANDA ADNAN ALJOJO University of California Riverside  PHARAOH ISAAC ARMSTEAD University of Nevada, Reno LEEOR AVGI Boston University ISABEL ESMERALDA AVILES Northern Arizona University MAYA BACHAR San Diego State University  SEUNG Y.BACK University of California Santa Cruz KATHRYN MAE B. BALINGIT University of California Berkeley  STEPHANY MELISS BARRERA University of California Los Angeles ANN PAULINE BASU Bowdoin College JONAH STEVEN BAUGHMAN University of California Santa Cruz HUNTER SCOTT BEAN Fashion Institute Design Merchandising  DUILIO ALBERT BELMONTES Santa Monica College RUBY MAE BIXLER University of California Riverside CAMERON ROSE BLACK Sarah Lawrence College ANDRE BOHON Santa Monica College JIN-KYUN BONG Santa Monica College ZAC MURAT BRODNEY Indiana University - Bloomington MILO BURRIS-COULTER University of Nevada, Reno MITCHELE JAZMIN CABRERA Cerritos College MARLON M CAMPBELL JR California Baptist University CHELSEA NICOLE CANTOS Wesleyan University ARTHUR ANDREW CARMONA California Lutheran University  CELINDA CLARISSE CHANG Tulane University JASON J. CHANG University of the Pacific ROSA ESTEL CHAVEZ-OCHOA California State University, Northridge KRISTY HANNA CHO University of California San Diego HELEN BYUL CHOI California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo HANNAH CHUNG Humboldt State University ELORA JULIE COHEN University of California Santa Barbara ARIANNA ELAINE COOPER Skidmore College ILSE CORRALES University of California Riverside LIAM RICARDO COTE Santa Monica College LAETITIA JANE COUSTAR University of California Berkeley ILENE NICOLE CRUZ University of California Santa Cruz ANGELICA CUANENEMI University of California Riverside  STANISLAV CUSEAC University of California Santa Barbara NIGEL CLARK DAVIS San Diego State University  HILA CAROLINE DAYAN University of California Santa Barbara DANIEL ROAN R. DIZON University of California Riverside ANABELLE T. DOLINER Wesleyan University  JORG DOMINGUEZ-GONZALEZ Santa Monica college  EMMA VOGEL ELLIS University of California Berkeley  JESSICA ENRIQUEZ REVILLA University of California Riverside ANGELICA L. ESCARTIN California State University, Los Angeles JASMINE MARIE ESPARZA University of California Los Angeles JORGE LUIS ESTRADA California State Polytechnic University, Pomona HEE SEUNG EUN California State University, Northridge NAMIR FELIX VALENCIA Cerritos College SABRINA DENISE FLORES California State University, Fullerton JANXIM YANETH GALDAMEZ California State University, Northridge DANIEL GARCIA Cerritos College LEIGHTON GARY GARCIA California State University, Fullerton LUISA MARIA GARCIA California State University, Monterey Bay ROXANNE MARIE GARDNER University of California Berkeley ARIANA ROSE GARROTTO University of California Berkeley  SAMANTHA D GAYTAN California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ESMERALDA GIL El Camino College MICAELA KATE GOLDZWEIG University of California Los Angeles JULIE A. GOMEZ University Of California Santa Cruz GABRIEL BENJAMIN GONZALEZ Brown University JAILENE GONZALEZ Santa Monica College JORDANY GONZALEZ Cerritos College ZAYRA E. GONZALEZ California State University, Long Beach  ISRAEL GORDILLO Glendale Community College  GARIN AJANI GRAY California State University, Dominguez Hills  RACHEL N. GROBERMAN Massachusetts Institute of Technology  HENRY WALKER GROSS California State University, Northridge SARAH  J. HAN University of California Irvine  REGINALD A HARBOUR II Tuskegee University NAUTICA DELANI HAYES California State University, Dominguez Hills  MARCOS RENE HERRERA East Los Angeles College HOBART R. HIRZEL Amherst College BRIAN HIROSHI HO California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo ROBERT WHITTLES HOLLMAN University of California Riverside MARCUS ANTHONY HUGHES Morehouse College ERICK HUITZIL VILLEGAS California State University, Dominguez Hills  ANDREW JOSEPH HUNTER II Santa Monica College  TAIGA IKEDA University of California Riverside JOON HWAN IN University of California Berkeley ANDREW KYUNG SU JEONG University of California Riverside KARLA PAOLA JIMENEZ Santa Monica College ASHLEY G. JUNG The New School (Parsons) SHANNEN JUNG Santa Monica College SARA KANG California State Polytechnic University, Pomona JOSEPH ELLIOT KAUFMAN University of California Los Angeles ANDREW HAJIN KIM California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CALEB SUN KIM University of California Riverside HADASSAH KIM University of Southern California HEIDI KIM University of California Berkeley  JACQUELINE SEOYUN KIM University of California Berkeley JANE HA EUN KIM University of California Los Angeles JI WON KIM California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo JOANNE D. KIM University of California Riverside  LOUIS YE HOON KIM University of California Irvine  MIN JI KIM University of California Los Angeles SANG MIN KIM University of California Berkeley LIA KLECHA Washington State University DANIELLE FRANCES KOENIG UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television JAMIE E. KOLBRENNER Loyola Marymount University ZOE G. KRUT Roanoke College HENRY SEBASTIAN KUMMER Santa Monica College BRANDON M. LAING West Los Angeles College ISABEL TAYLOR LAY Western Washington University JAIDA NICOLE LEDUFF Sierra Nevada College DANIEL CHAN LEE Tufts University HELEN ELIZABETH LEE University of California Los Angeles JUNG HOON LEE Lehigh University  MATTHEW JUNG LEE University of California Los Angeles WHA-EUM LEE Princeton University HECTOR MANUEL LEIVA East Los Angeles College DAVID E. LEWINS University of California Berkeley  ALFREDO DAVID LEZAMA San Diego State University SERA LIM University of California Los Angeles ROSIO LOMELI California State University, Los Angeles CAMILA LOPEZ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ALAN GEOVA LOPEZ-VARGAS Los Angeles City College JACK ELI LUTSKY Oberlin College TIMOTHY IAN MARGONO University of California Los Angeles BRIANNA NICOLE MARTIN Georgia State University JESSE MARTINEZ Santa Monica College EMILIANO E. MARTORELL Brigham Young University  AIDAN C. MCLAIN University Of California Santa Cruz HEAVEN JOYCE MELLA Mount Saint Mary's University  ARIEL MIRIAM MENGISTU University of California Los Angeles MATTHEW MIYAZATO California State University, Los Angeles BAVLEY SAID MOBARAK Santa Monica College AUSTIN LAMAAR MOORE Ohio Weslyan University JULIET AARON MOSBY Los Angeles Trade Technical College  SARAH R. MOURAD Santa Monica College BRIAN E. MURPHY Boston University JESSICA FUJIYE NAITO University of California Riverside STACY NAM Fullerton College SIERRA LYNN NASH Santa Monica College SARA NASR University of California Santa Cruz Joel Navar San Diego State University DAVID NAVARRO ZAMARRIPA Emerson College MUNACHI ONYEKACH NDIGWE California State University, Los Angeles JOHN H. NIMMERS-MINOR IV Loyola Marymount University AH HYUN NOH University of California Los Angeles ALONDRA OCAMPO California State Polytechnic University, Pomona PHOEBE RAE O'CONNELL University of Colorado Boulder NIAT KAHSAY OKBU Clark Atlanta University GUADALUPE M. OLGUIN Rio Hondo College DAVID GEOFFREY DY ONG University of California Irvine  LUIS JESUS ORDUNA Santa Monica College YARITZA OSUNA California State University, Los Angeles  JANE DASLE PARK California State Polytechnic University, Pomona SHIN YOUNG PARK University of Southern California YOUNGSUK PARK El Camino College SEKOU SAM OWEN PARKER Santa Monica College  DINA SHIVANI PATEL Santa Monica College CYRUS PAYNE Santa Monica College MAYA CHRISTEN PENLAND Santa Monica College RYAN KOIKE PITPIT Santa Monica College MICHELLE POTIHA-BROVER Santa Monica College ANDREW PUC Santa Monica College VALERIA RAMIREZ California State University, Dominguez Hills  SERGIO RAMIREZ II University of California Irvine  IVY CHRISTINA REA California State University, Dominguez Hills  GEORGE ANTHONY REGALADO West Los Angeles College ELI MAURICE REMBA University of Oregon LAURA MARIANA REYES San DIego State Universtiy DOUGLAS RHEE JR Westmont College  DE SHAWN KEVIN ROBERTS Arizona University JASMIN GISELLE ROMO University of California Riverside  MILA YASMIN ROSNER Lewis and Clark College DANIEL N. ROYZMAN University of California Berkeley SIMON N. SANDHOFER University of California Riverside ISABEL SANTANA East Los Angeles College GABRIEL C. SCHNEEBERGER California State University, Chico HARRY E. SCHREINER Humboldt State University ADAM H SELCOV University Of California Santa Cruz PHILLIP SHANE SENIGRAM Denison University ELIZABETH HA NUL SEO California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo JANA ELIZABETH SHEMANO University of Michigan - Ann, Arbor SARAH SHIN University of California Berkeley CAMERON C. SMITH California State University, Northridge CLAIRE ALBRIGHT SMITH University of California Berkeley THEO THOMAS SNOW University of California Berkeley JULIAN G SOLTES California State Polytechnic University, Pomona CASS GRANT SOTOMAYOR East Los Angeles College JARED KYLE STONE American University SIDNEY HATSUNE TANIOKA Tufts University JORDAN K. TAYLOR-TAYLOR Prairie View A & M University  RILEY E. TEMKIN University of California Davis EMILY DANELLE TORRES California State University Long Beach  MAX FOREST TOUBES Emerson College EDEN A. TZANETOPOULOS University of California Berkeley  ASHLEY VERENICE VALLES California State University, Northridge JOSHUA ADAM VARGA Southwestern University KEVIN DANIEL VARGA Santa Monica College EDDY EDGARDO VASQUEZ California State University, East Bay SAMMANTHA NICOLE VEGA Long Beach City College  CRISTEN LORRAINE VIEYRA California State University, Los Angeles RENZO MARU C. VILLANUEVA Pasadena City College GILLIAN AMBER M. VISTA Pasadena City College SYDNEY T. WALTON Spelman College JOSEPH WINSTON-SCHRADER Santa Monica College CHRISTEN ALYSSA WYNNE California State University, Stanislaus  ADRIAN KOLADRO ZAVALA East Los Angeles College
Gifted Program
Welcome

Welcome to a very large family of parents, students, teachers and administrators whose overall goal is to ensure that students who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential are helped to make the most of their unique talents and capabilities.

 The GATE application for the Los Angeles Unified
   School District is available by clicking on this link.
 Click here to view current GATE Standards



Purpose ¦


Gifted/Talented Programs creates high end learning opportunities which allow students to flourish in stimulating academic and social environments. In designing challenging educational opportunities, we strive to raise the floor, remove the walls and eliminate the ceiling on learning.

Ceilings are for rooms not students


Philosophy

The philosophy of Gifted/Talented Programs is integrally connected to the District mission statement. The District's instructional programs for gifted and talented students are based on the principles that all students are to receive an education appropriate to their individual capabilities, interests, and needs, and that students have learning opportunities that help develop their abilities to the highest level. Because gifted and talented students generally demonstrate high performance or capacity for high performance beyond age/grade expectations, they are atypical learners who require specialized learning experiences beyond the regular curriculum.



History ¦

Los Angeles Unified School District was one of two districts in California to develop an extensive educational program for gifted in 1951. However, there was no legislation to provide school districts with funds to develop programs for gifted students. The
California Department of Education conducted a "State Study of Educational Programs" sponsored by the State Legislature in 1957-1960.

"The study proved conclusively that special provisions made in these programs are beneficial for the gifted…participating pupils
made striking gains in achievement with accompanying personal and social benefits."

In 1961, AB362 provided minimal funding for excess cost reimbursement for mentally gifted minors. There were insufficient funds to cover all school districts in California. A new district in California could only apply if a district dropped out of the program. The program was named MGM, or Mentally Gifted Minors. The Intellectual Category was the only category for identification in California.

In 1980, the California Legislature provided legislation (AB1040) to adopt the federal definition of gifted. The program was renamed Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). The Marland Federal Report on gifted education adopted the following:

Students who are identified as gifted/talented exhibit ‘excellence’ or the capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. They require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their ability to contribute to self and society.

This definition expanded the identification categories of gifted to include intellectual ability, high achievement ability, specific academic ability, leadership, creativity, and visual and performing arts abilities. It provided for 200 minutes a week of differentiated curriculum. The Legislature deemed that each school district determine the categories for identification.

It was the intent of the Legislature in passing AB555 in 1986 to ensure that programs for gifted and talented students are
continued and improved. AB555 provided funding for all school districts upon application and approval from the California Department of Education.



Changes Governing Gifted and Talented Education: AB2313 ¦

The legislation supports unique opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving students who are identified gifted/talented. Its intent is that special efforts be made to ensure that students from economically disadvantaged and varying cultural backgrounds be provided with full participation in unique learning opportunities. Starting January 1, 2001, the legislation did the following:

1. Differentiated Instruction

The 200-minute per week minimum requirement for differentiated instruction has been eliminated, and replaced with a more rigorous standard that requires instructional programs be planned and organized as an integrated, differentiated learning experience throughout the regular school day, and may be augmented and supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum.

2. New Standards

Revises the application requirements to reflect new standards for each of the following categories:

- Program Design
- Identification
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Social and Emotional Development
- Professional Development
- Parent and Community Involvement
- Program Assessment
- Budget



Program Features
(Differentiated Instruction) ¦

  • Accelerated or advanced content
  • More complex understandings of generalizations, principles, theories, and the structure of the content area
  • Abstract concepts and thought processes or skills
  • Level and type of resources used to obtain information, acquire skills, and develop products
  • Appropriation of longer/shorter time span for learning
  • Generating new information and/or products
  • Transfer of learning to new/different disciplines, situations
  • Development of personal growth and sophistication in attitudes, appreciations, feelings, intuition
  • Independence of thought and study

District Mission Statement

Los Angeles Unified School District will provide high quality instruction and a coherent and rigorous curriculum in every classroom to facilitate student learning and achievement.


For more information about the Gifted Program please contact: Mrs. Wong
 
© Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies 5931 W. 18th St. Los Angeles, CA 90035, Phone: (323) 549-5900 - Fax: (323) 938-8737
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