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Gate Events

When Event

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022


We invite all parents to the 13th Annual
GATE/SAS Parent Conference. This year’s
conference will again be an online webinar. This conference will be recorded.

Dr. Joy Lawson Davis and Dr. Nicole Tetreault will share information on "Supporting Your Gifted Child."

Webinar Flyer

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021

5:30 - 6:30pm

Gifted/Talented Programs is hosting a webinar for parents on Tuesday, December 14th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m

Dr. Nicole Niederdeppe will be sharing information on performing and visual arts identification, as well as the Conservatory of Fine Arts.

Email the GATE office if you have any questions at [email protected] or contact school GATE Coordinator, Mrs. Elliott at [email protected]

Webinar Flyer

Sept 2021

Gate Parent Meetings

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

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.

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

To apply to the SAS program for the 2021-2022 school year, visit this LAUSD Unified Enrollment page and scroll down to the SAS section and press Apply Now to start the application process.  

     Enrollment Period: TBD

     Placements are announced: TBD

For kindergarten enrollment in the SAS program, complete the following application.

Email Contact
Contact the school at [email protected] with questions or for tour requests. 

Distance Learning Resources
  • Brain Breaks
  • Learning A Home
GATE/SAS Meetings

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

GATE/SAS Informational Meetings

  • Dec 14, 2021, 5:30pm

Check the Playa Calendar for upcoming tour dates

GATE Parent Newsletter

Fall 2020

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Spring 2020

  • English
  • Spanish
LAUSD GATE website

For more information, view the LAUSD GATE website.