Congrats to our Students: BROOKLYN  AGBATAEKWE-RICHMOND Syracuse University… VANESSA AGUILAR  Long Beach City College … FERNANDEZ E AH KUOI   San Francisco State University… SUYEON  AHN  University of California Irvine… GRISABEL  A  ALFARO   West Los Angeles College… GABRIELLE  S  ALTOUNIAN   University of Vermont… HELEN  STAICY  ALVAREZ   University of California Irvine… ANNABELLA  M  AMESCUA   University of California Davis… MORGAN  AI  AMIS   University of California Berkeley… ARIELLA  Y AMIT   University of Southern California… TAMANA  MICHELLE  ANAYAT   University of California Irvine… OTGONBAYAR  BAASANDORJ   University of California Berkeley… CHAN  HO  BAE   Santa Monica College… MIN  SEO  BAE   Santa Monica College… JAMES  EDUARD  BAEHLER   Santa Monica College… ELLIE  SOPHIA  BARNES   University of Puget Sound… HAZEL  MARIE  P  BATAC   University of California Los Angeles…  JACK  YVES  BAUM   University of Colorado… KEVIN  BENAVENTE   California State University, Los Angeles… MARTIN  BLANCAS  GONZALEZ    East Los Angeles City College… DYLAN  M  BRENNER   Cornell University… JOSE  L  BUENROSTRO  JR   Cerritos college… YEMSRACH  TADESSE  BURKA   California State University, Northridge… KATHERINE  HYUN  JE  CHANG   Art Center College of Design… JOSHUA  S  CHAVEZ   Santa Monica College… HAN-KUAL  J  CHO   Art Center College of Design… HANNAH  E  CHO   University of California Irvine… SHARON  E  CHO   California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo… BRANDON  CHOI   University of California Davis… JOHAN  CHOI   Santa Monica College… GENECY  S  CHOPIN   California State University, Long Beach… JAMIE  JIHEE  CHUNG   University of Pennsylvania… JULIAN  F  CONSTANZA   El Camino College… LILY  C  DANNA   Carleton College… LUIS  P  DIAZ   California State University, Los Angeles… ANAHI  DIAZ-GONZALEZ   University of California San Diego… DOMINIQUE  G DUQUE    University of California Davis… JULIA  A  DWORETZKY   Duke University… CHRISTOPHER  EDMOND   West Los Angeles College… JACOB  TAEUK  EM   University of California Los Angeles… MARIA EROFEEVA   LACC… ISAAC  A  ESTRADA   University of California Merced… RACHEL  H  EVANS   San Diego State University… SABRINA  FARDEHEB   University of California Los Angeles… KEVIN  FIGUEROA   California State University, Long Beach… QUENTIN  B  FLATT   West Los Angeles College: Los Angeles City College… ZOE  L  FLORES-VILLAGRAN   University of Hawaii at Manoa… JUSTIN  CYRUS  T  GAMBOA   University of California Los Angeles… SOPHIA  A  GARCIA   Oberlin College… JESSICA  CLAIRE  GARFIELD   Syracuse University… HAILEY  GARIBAY   University of California Riverside… MATTHEW  J  GIOMBETTI   California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo… FERNANDO  GOMEZ   California State University, Los Angeles… ADRIAN  MATTHEW  GONZALEZ   Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom… AMY  K  GRANADOS   San Francisco State University… JONATHAN  B  GREEN   California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo… WILLIAM  S  GUTIERREZ   California State University, Northridge… JENNIFER  A  GUZMAN   California State University, Stanislaus… STEPHANIE  HABIB   California Polytechnic State Univ. Pomona… FARHANA  HAQUE   University of California Riverside… MARCO  A  HARO-CRESPO   University of California Merced… ERICK  H  HERNANDEZ   West Los Angeles College… JOSE  A  HERNANDEZ   California State University, Northridge… MELODY  L  HERNANDEZ   University of California Irvine… DANIA  HERNANDEZ  TREJO   Cerritos College… DANIT  HETSRONI   University of California Los Angeles… PEARL  HEUMANN   Santa Clara University… JUSTIN  J  HOPES   West Los Angeles College… WILLIAM  HOWELL   University of California Berkeley… ANDREW  SE  HOON  HUR   California State University, Northridge… JULIUS  G  HUSBAND   Santa Monica College… SUMMER  HUTCHEN   Academy of Art University… JUN  HYUCK  IM   California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo… KARLEE  A  ITOMURA   California State University, Long Beach… THADDEUS  P  IVIE   University of California Merced… YOUNG  WOONG  JI   University of California Berkeley… ADAM  K  KAGAN   University of California Santa Barbara… OWEN  L  KENDALL   Brigham Young University… ANA  MARIA  M  KETCHIAN   California Lutheran University… ASHLEY  HAE-JIN  KIM   University of California San Diego… BRYAN KIM   University of California Berkeley… EDWIN  D  KIM   Santa Monica College… ELLIE  H   KIM   University of California Los Angeles… HYUN  JOON  KIM   University of California Los Angeles… HYUNG  SIK  KIM   University of Southern California… SEUNG-YEON  KIM   University of California Riverside… YOO  JIN  KIM   University of California Irvine… ALEXANDER  J  KUM   University of California Berkeley… DEREK  KAZUKI  KURASHIMA   Santa Monica College… AUSTIN M KWON   University of California Santa Barbara… JAE YEON LEE University of California Irvine… JI HYE LEE  University of California Berkeley… JOSEPH J LEE University of California San Diego… PATRICK H. LEE California Polytechnic State Univ. Pomona… SCOTT J LEE University of San Francisco… SUSAN H LEE University of California Irvine… MIKAYLA B LERMAN Duke University… ALICE G LIM California State University, Northridge… SAMUEL S LIM Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology… NATASHA B LONGMUIR FIDM… ANGEL LOPEZ long beach city college… YAJAIRA M LOPEZ Cypress Community College… GABRIEL JOHN MACK Santa Clara University… MARA MANJARREZ-BONILLA University of California Davis… EMILY G MARTIN Santa Monica College… MARISA R MARTIN Santa Monica College… KIERA LONDON MASSENGALE University of Nevada, Las Vegas… ATTICUS M MC LARNON University of Cincinnati… HECTOR O MEDINA Cerritos College… JOSHUA A MENDOZA University of Oregon… MATTHEW MILIAN California Polytechnic State Univ. Pomona… CLAUDIA MONTANER  Emerson honors college… Ryan Moon University of California Riverside… JINY S MUN University of California Riverside… MACKENZIE MYERS Santa Monica College… YAILIN N NORIEGA West Los Angeles College… GRACE H  NOWZARI The American University of Paris … LULU A OCTEAU University of California Santa Barbara… EUGENE OFFUTT Santa Monica College… MATTHEW  ORTIZ California State University, Long Beach… ADRIAN PADILLA California State University, Los Angeles… ANDREA PANTOJA California State University, Los Angeles… MARIA PAPIRYAN University of California Santa Barbara… JOHN Y PARK University of California San Diego… JOO CHAN PARK University of California San Diego… LOIS M PARK California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo… ERIK PONCE West Los Angeles College… MILTON J POSNER Northeastern University… MARY SOL RAMIREZ West Los Angeles College… AMIRA M REDEAUX San Francisco State University… FINNIAN E REED Harvard university … DAVID A REYES East Los Angeles College… Rachel Rodarte West Los Angeles College: Otis college of art and design… ABRAHAM Y ROSALES LACC… ASHLEy ROSALES HERNANDEZ California State University, Channel Islands … RACHEL A ROSS Chapman University… JORGE D RUIZ Cerritos community college… ANDREW HYUN SA Santa Monica College… SEBASTIAN SAMPLE Not going… MATTHEW V SANCHEZ California State University, Dominguez Hills… RICARDO SANCHEZ California State University, Northridge… ISABELLA R SARNOFF Barnard College… LILLY B SARNOFF University of Oregon… BECK M SAUNDERS-SHULTZ Swarthmore College… SIMON M SCHARF Middlebury… AIDAN CSCHECHTER Emory University… DYLAN M SCHMITZ California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo… TIFFANY SHIN Chapman University… SHAREEN SHYINEZ SIGMON California State University, East Bay… NICHOLAS C SILK University of Michigan… STEWART E SMITH University of California Santa Barbara… ADAM J SNEGG University of California Santa Barbara… DIEGO SOLER Tufts University… JOE SOLORZANO University of California Santa Cruz… JINA SONG Chapman University… MACKENZIE STARR University of Southern California… FRANCESCA SUN University of California Berkeley… KATE M SUZUKI University of California Berkeley… OWEN SWISCHUK Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) … TONI  TOKIRIO University of Puget Sound … CELESTE TORRES Humboldt State University… SAGE M TUREAUD West Los Angeles College… ANA P VARGAS DE LA ROSA Chapman University… MAYA WAHBA California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo… MICHELLE WHITE University of Wisconsin Madison Honors college… TAYLOR WIEMER California Polytechnic State Univ. San Luis Obispo… KATHERINE  WILNER Johns Hopkins University… EUN JIN WON University of California Irvine… AYLEEN YAMAKI San Diego State University… ESTHER YOM University of California San Diego… KIMBERLY YOO University of California Riverside: currently waitlisted to UCSD and NYU… HWANG YU University of California San Diego… ANGELA ZHU University of California San DiegoCongratulations to the Boys Volleyball team as they are now the Div 2 City Champions!  ....Baseball - This Saturday at 1pm LACES Baseball will be @ USC to play against Roybal HS for a chance to play in the Finals at Chavez Ravine!  Game starts @ 1pm....Congratulations to the Boys Volleyball team as they are now the Div 2 City Champions!  ....Baseball - This Saturday at 1pm LACES Baseball will be @ USC to play against Roybal HS for a chance to play in the Finals at Chavez Ravine!  Game starts @ 1pm.
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:  Ms. Hwang
 
© 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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