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  • Program Options

    LAUSD GATE programs provide high-quality differentiated instruction with an emphasis on depth, complexity, acceleration, and novelty. They offer high-level academic opportunities that meet the unique needs of K-12 gifted learners. Acceptance is based on eligibility criteria, availability of space, and program-specific selection process.

    For the verification of eligibility process for Schools for Advanced Studies and Gifted Magnets, please click on the corresponding link below.

    LAUSD GATE program options include:

    Resident School GATE Program (all schools cluster gifted students and provide differentiated instruction)

    Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) (147 demonstration sites across the District)

    Magnet Programs (including 52 Gifted Magnets and 4 Highly Gifted Magnets)

    Honors and Advanced Placement classes (middle and senior high schools)

    Conservatory of Fine Arts (supplemental Saturday instructional program, students identified in voice, dance, drama, or visual arts have priority)


    The Choices process allows families to apply to multiple District program options, including Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) and Magnet, using a single application. The 2024-25 Choices Late Application for next school year opened February 1, 2024, at Choices LATE applications may be submitted up until the 4th week of the 2024-25 Fall Semester. 

    Choices School Fairs

    Directions on how to apply

    Directions on how to edit your application

    Directions on how to accept/decline online (Available March 11, 2024)