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Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

The Lawndale Elementary School District recognizes the diverse needs of students at our schools. Our Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program strives to support identified students through differentiated instruction and enrichment activities. We provide professional learning opportunities for teachers to support a variety of types of learners in our classrooms. The LESD GATE program serves students in grades 4 - 8. 

Students are identified through an online test measuring non-verbal and verbal reasoning given in 4th grade. 

Online Resources for Parents of GATE Students

California Association for the Gifted (CAG)

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)


Text Resources for Parents of Gifted Students

The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide by Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle

Bringing Out the Best (A Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children) by Jacqulyn Saunders and Pamela Espeland

Helping Gifted Children Soar by Carol A. Strip and Gretchen Hirsch

Guiding the Gifted Child (A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers) by James T. Webb, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth and Stephanie S. Tolan


Questions and Answers from District GATE meeting


Online Resources for Students

Khan Academy is a free resources of over 2,800 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics. 

Scholastic offers students the opportunity to read, play and connect.

Math Challenge is a website dedicated to the puzzling world of mathematics.

Youcubed tasks are a fun way for students to explore mathematical thinking.

Ology is a website from the American Museum of Natural History - learn about biology, archaeology, anthropology, zoology and more!

The Exploratorium website offers a collection of online experiences to feed your curiosity.

Chrome Music Lab allows students to explore rhythm, sound waves and more. 

Students can create online comic strips and print/email to friends and family.