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GATE Events

When Event
February 7, 2018 Parent GATE meeting at Playa del Rey.  View the presentation here.
March 24, 2018 GATE Parent Conference in San Diego.  View the registration flyer here.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 9-11am

Parent Workshop: Twice Exceptional Gifted Learners
Wednesday, Oct 11 2017 9-11am Parent workshop.  View flyer here.
May 31, 2017 5 pm Parent GATE Informational Meeting at Playa.  Here's the presentation.

April 22, 2017 - 

8:30 am–12:30 pm

8th Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference - “Parenting Your Gifted Child in the Digital Age”. View flyer here in English and Spanish.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 9:00-11:00 a.m.,

Gifted/Talented Programs will be presenting, "Raising the Gifted Child: District and Families Together," at the Parent, Community, and Student Services (PCSS) Parent Center, 1360 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, 90026.
This workshop will address District options for gifted children, as well as parenting strategies for managing many of the gifted child's unique demands.
All District families are invited, and no RSVP is required. Translation will be provided in Spanish.  View this flyer for more information.


GATE (Gifted and Talented)

The GATE program, for identified gifted and talented students, at Playa del Rey Elementary works to create academically enriched learning opportunities for our students. Our GATE Coordinator, Chryssa Elliott, works with the entire staff to plan differentiation, projects and assignments for the needs of our gifted learners. Universal themes, depth and complexity along with Bloom’s Taxonomy higher level thinking skills are evident throughout every classroom. We also have excellent resources for teachers to enhance student learning.  Periodically throughout the school year, the GATE Coordinator and GATE parents meet to review curriculum and discuss support for the students involved in the program.


For more information, view the LAUSD GATE website.

School for Advanced Studies (SAS)

School for Advanced Studies (SAS) is a special program located within a traditional school setting. SAS programs are designed to support the development of gifted and high achieving children. Schools must undertake a rigorous review process to achieve SAS status. Teachers and administrators at SAS schools are required to participate in additional professional development and training, and individual students must meet the same eligibility criteria as LAUSD’s Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program.

Starting in Kindergarten, any eligible student who resides within LAUSD boundaries may apply to Playa del Rey SAS Program on a space-available basis. Unlike the GATE magnet programs, no transportation is provided for SAS students.

Applying to SAS

2017-2018 SAS Application and additional information is now available online and should be submitted directly to Playa del Rey Elementary starting March 1, 2017 - March 30, 2017.   Please click on this link:  


Come join our learning community at Playa del Rey Elementary SAS!

Tour Dates
Check the Playa Calendar for upcoming tour dates

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