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Academic Programs

Gifted and Talented Education
Our GATE program offers a more challenging and differentiated curriculum for identified students.
Our goal is to identify gifted and talented students, including those from diverse racial, socioeconomic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds, and provide high-quality differentiated opportunities for learning that meet students' unique abilities and talents.
School Readiness Language Development
This is an oral language program for preschoolers. Goals for the child include listening with understanding, speaking effectively, and using a wide range of vocabulary appropriately in the syntax of standard English. Children who enroll must be four years old by December 2nd of the current school year. Students attend classes Monday - Friday for 2 hours and 20 minutes. Parents are required to participate in parent education sessions, attend meetings monthly and volunteer in the classroom.
Special Education
In addition to our special education teachers, a school psychologist, oral language teacher, speech teacher, adapted P.E. teacher, and other resource specialists are on staff to provide services to identified students.
The Los Angeles Unified School District's Academic English Mastery Learning Program (AEMP) is a comprehensive, research-based program designed to address the language and literacy needs of African American, Mexican American, Hawaiian American, and American Indian students for whom Standard English is not native. These students are known as Standard English Learners. The program incorporates into the curriculum instructional strategies that facilitate the acquisition of standard and academic English in classroom environments that validate, value, and build upon the language and culture of the students.
The mission of the program is to assure that students, whose primary language does not match the language of instruction, will have equal access to California State standards-based content curriculum and post-secondary career opportunities.