Parent Involvement

An important component of gifted/talented education is parent involvement. Local schools are required to provide opportunities for parents through meetings, conferences, bulletins, newsletters, or surveys to help plan, implement, and evaluate the program. At these meetings, parents are provided with information regarding legislation, State guidelines, and District policies affecting Gifted/Talented Programs. Parents are asked to complete an annual evaluation of the school program.

The following forms are optional and may be completed and returned to the local school. Parents may click on the links below:

Forms in English Formas en Español

Local School
Goals Survey
Click here for the
Local School Goals Survey
Haga clic para obtener la forma sobre las Metas al Nivel Escolar

Click here for the
Haga clic para obtener la forma sobre la Instrucción Diferenciada

Click here for the
Parent Inventory
Haga clic para obtener la forma Inventario Para Padres


Click here for the
Parent Survey

Parent Evaluation
of Gifted/Talented Programs

Click here for the
Parent Evaluation

Haga clic para obtener la Evaluación de los Padres del Programa GATE

Parent Meetings
At the Districtwide level, Gifted/Talented Programs has planned the following to provide opportunities for parent involvement:

meetings regarding
the OLSAT-8 Ability
Test to identify
2nd-grade students
as Gifted

An annual parent conference

An informational
workshop schedule
for parents

An annual conference
for educators and

Parent and Student newsletters

2013-2014 Spring Parent Meetings
2013-2014 Talleres de Primavera Para los Padres
Subject of Meetings:

Dates and Location:
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Overview of
ESC South:

January 27, 2014
Peary Middle School
1415 W. Gardena Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
ESC North:
February 3, 2014
Grant High School
13000 Oxnard St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Information about OLSAT-8 test for second grade students

ESC East:
February 10, 2014 Nightingale Middle School
3311 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

ESC West:
February 20, 2014
Westchester High School 7400 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Click here
to obtain the

Spring Parent
Haga clic aquí para obtener las fechas de las juntas de la primavera para los padres sobre los programas GATE/SAS y como identificar a los estudiantes del segundo grado como dotados usando el examen OLSAT-8.

OLSAT-8 PowerPoint Presentations
given at Parent Meetings about the OLSAT-8
and how can parents prepare second graders

Click here to
view previous

presentation in
Haga clic aquí para mirar la presentación previa de la junta sobre cómo preparar al estudiante del segundo grado para ser identificado como dotado mediante el examen OLSAT-8.

Parent Conference/Workshops

FREE GATE Parent Conference
This is a FREE event open to parents of gifted and talented students in LAUSD. No registration required.

Date: Saturday
March 22, 2014
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. Registration)
Virgil Middle School
152 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Sample Schedule:

8:30 a.m.
8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Featured Speaker

10:10 - 11:10 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Conference Evaluation

Is being revised/Se está modificando
Click here for the
flyer in English
Haga clic aquí para ver del anuncio en Español sobre la Conferencia Para Padres (la conferencia es gratuita y no se necesita registrarse previamente).

Newsletters for Students and Parents
The Parent Newsletters focus on information on student identification, the school's responsibility to conduct school programs offering differentiated instruction, an explanation of the four elements that school programs must provide, etc. It also includes updates, parent meetings, and answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the identification process and identification categories.


September 2013
The Parent Newsletter
focuses on the process
for the identification
as gifted.
Click here
to view the newsletter in English
Para Español,
haga clic aquí para obtener el Boletín sobre El Proceso de Identificación Como Dotado.

December 2013
The Parent Newsletter
includes the benefits of
arts integration through
STEAM, information about referrals in the Creative
and Leadership Ability identification categories,
and parent meeting/
conference reminders.
Click here
to view the newsletter in English
Para Español,
haga clic aquí para obtener el Boletín que le informa acerca de los beneficios de integrar el arte a STEAM, como referir a estudiantes para identificarlos en el área de Creatividad y Liderazgo y recordatorios de fechas sobre las juntas y conferencias.

The Thinker!
Student Newsletter, Summer 2013.
Click here to view the student newsletter

Community Resources 

Central Cities Gifted Children’s Association
8461 S. Van Ness Ave,
Inglewood, CA 90305
(323) 750-6559
Michael McLinn, Executive Director
Eastside Association for Gifted Children
2050 Barnett Way Way
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 266-3730 x-38
Mark Meza-Overstreet
Gifted Children's Association of the San Fernando Valley
13418 Debby Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 782-2306 FAX: (818) 782-2326
Web: or e-mail:
Greater Los Angeles Gifted Children Association
8309 Laurel Canyon Blvd., #264
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Los Angeles County Office of Education, Gifted/Talented Education
9300 East Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 922-6328

California Association for the Gifted
19278 Madison Ave.
Orangevale, CA 95662
(916) 988-3999 FAX (916) 988-5999 E-mail

National Association for Gifted Children
1331 H Street, NW, Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20005
Tel. (202) 785-4268, Fax (202) 785-4248

See our Resources page of this site for additional Gifted/Talented education related web sites.

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