Los Angeles Unified will be a progressive global leader in education, providing a dynamic and inspiring learning experience where all students graduate ready for success.
Embracing our diversity to educate L.A.’s youth, ensure academic achievement and empower tomorrow’s leaders. We are L.A. Unified.
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’ particular abilities and talents.
The following description, based on the definition in the federal Javits Gifted and Talented Education Act, reflects today’s knowledge and thinking:
Children and youth with outstanding talent perform or show the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.
These children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual, creative and/or artistic areas, possess an unusual leadership capacity, or excel in specific academic fields. They require services and activities not ordinarily provided by the schools.
Outstanding talents are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.