Eagle Rock Elementary offers two magnet programs, Gifted/High Ability Magnet, and Highly Gifted Magnet. Eagle Rock Elementary Gifted/High Ability Magnet School is a second through sixth grade program dedicated to educating the leaders of the 21st Century. the 5-year curriculum provides a rigorous and varied program with many enrichment opportunities. Students are regularly involved in hands-on learning and dynamic discussions that promote critical thinking, empathy and strong speaking skills. The Highly Gifted program provides exceptional students an outstanding and unique educational opportunity in a positive, nurturing climate. Students participate in rigorous educational experiences that are designed to meet the diverse academic, social and emotional needs of the highly gifted population.
Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, located in Eagle Rock, California. ERHS serves students in grades 7 – 12 through a comprehensive junior and senior high school, as well as a Magnet program serving gifted, high ability, and highly gifted students in grades 7 – 12. The primary goal of the Magnet program is to provide opportunities that meet the needs of the gifted learner which cannot be met in a regular classroom program in the areas of content, pace, process, and/or enrichment.
The Ignite LA Student Science Awards is an innovative program that aims to stimulate curiosity and interest in science and technology through participation in a fully-funded, scientific research expedition during the summer. While on the expedition, you and your peers will conduct a variety of field and laboratory research activities, collecting data on some of the world’s most pressing environmental and sustainability issues.
Eastside Gifted (ESG) is an inclusive group for parents of gifted kids living on the Eastside of Los Angeles to come together and share support and resources. ESG provides community for individuals raising gifted learners through park days, activities, and parent nights.
Every year since 2003, Action For Nature (AFN), a U.S.-based non-profit, has sought to recognize and reward young people who are taking action to solve the world’s tough environmental problems.
Economics for Leaders (EFL) is a selective summer program that teaches leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on, experiential environment. The goal of EFL is to give promising students the skills to be more effective leaders and to teach them how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices.
Edison Scholars recognizes students who want to be makers of tomorrow–the dreamers, inventors, guardians and pioneers–those who dare to be great. Each year, Edison International awards $40,000 college scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and empower them to change the world. This is a chance for students with big dreams to advance their education and take part in shaping a brighter future.
The mission of El Sereno Middle School is to empower all students with the skills and knowledge to become compassionate, inquisitive, principled young people who create a more peaceful world through global awareness, critical thinking, and a commitment to action and service. They offer years 1-3 of the Middle Years Program and are part of the only complete IB feeder family pattern in LAUSD that starts with the Primary Years Program (PYP) at Farmdale Elementary next door, and ends with MYP 4-5 and the Diploma Program (DP) up at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School (WHS).
Eldorado Emerson is a private school located in Orange, California that works towards preparing 6-12th grade students for college and beyond. At the core of Eldorado Emerson is a belief in the partnership between family and school in the endeavor to raise children. They help their students flourish by providing opportunities for deep human connections to permeate all aspects of their lives. Their educational approach — summed up by founder, Dr. Glory Ludwick, as “Be kind to everyone” — supports children in practicing cooperation, leadership, mentoring, listening, personal integrity, valuing differences, and respecting the rights of others.
Linda Greenfield, M.S., M.B.A., Master Career Counselor, is a NCDA (National Career Development Association) designated Master Career Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance and an MBA. Linda has worked with thousands of clients of all ages and stages in their careers. Her goal is to provide clients with the self-knowledge and corresponding career information in a way that makes clients feel at ease and motivated to move forward.
FaCE-LA is a very active, inclusive homeschool support group with book clubs for all ages, a LARP group, frequent field trips and many classes organized by parents. They have park days on the first and third Thursday of every month in Glendale. They request a donation of $30 per family per year, which helps cover the cost of the yearly talent show, two family dances, yearbooks, and more.
Fullerton College offers students enrolled in K-12 the opportunity to enroll in advanced scholastic or vocational work as Special Admit Students. Enrollment is for “advanced scholastic or vocational work” and NOT for pre-college level math, English and reading courses offered by local high schools.
Fusion Academy is an accredited private middle and high school for grades 6 – 12, offering one-to-one classroom learning and positive relationship building as the basis for academic success. Classes are self-paced and course material is presented in ways that suit students’ individual interests, strengths and challenges, with options for full-time or part-time enrollment. Fusion has campuses in California, Connecticut, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
Futuros Radiantes/Bright Futures is Discovery Cube’s award-winning, successful, Early Learners program designed for low-income parents of children six and under to help their children become school ready, develop their complex language and reading skills in English and Spanish, understand number sense, and incorporate science-thinking skills. By increasing parents’ understanding of how young children learn, they will be better equipped to help their children be developmentally ready to learn and better prepared to succeed in school and life. The parent-only model is designed for parents to learn how to engage with and teach their children reading and STEM skills at home.
Portola Highly Gifted Magnet, established in 1979, shares the campus of Portola Middle School. It is the only middle school program in LAUSD designed specifically to meet the needs of highly gifted students. It is a well-rounded, academically rigorous program that emphasizes critical thinking and establishing a growth mindset.
GATE Academy is a year-round day school dedicated to educating academically-gifted students in grades K–8 with an inquiry-based curriculum. GATE students are deep, reflective thinkers who have a passion for figuring out, doing, and understanding. They cluster motivated and cognitively gifted students in small groups with their intellectual peers and provide them with an inquiry-based, accelerated, self-paced curriculum in a school environment that celebrates them for who they are.
Gifted Education Communicator (GEC) is an online journal for educators, parents, and students which is published by the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). GEC issues include articles by leaders in the field exploring specific topics in gifted education, hands-on curriculum for professional development and the latest in research, parent information, tips, and resources for gifted learners, articles written by gifted students for gifted students, and reviews of relevant books and resources.
Gifted Identity℠ specializes in serving the needs of the gifted community and those who support it, including consultation, coaching, counseling, psychotherapy, homeschooling support, parent and family support, educational guidance, educator and administrator training, SENG Model parent-groups, workshops, speaking engagements, and retreats. Their services can be conducted in-office (Northern and Southern California), over the phone, or via online e-therapy.
The Gifted Support Center provides resources and support for gifted children and their families. In addition to a variety of gifted assessment services, the Gifted Support Center also offers family consultations, community workshops, support groups, and in-school programming. Their goal is to provide gifted children and their families with the resources and information needed to help promote academic, social, and emotional growth.
Girls Garage is a one-of-a-kind design and building program and dedicated work space for girls ages 9-17. Located in Berkeley, California, it offers after-school programs, summer camps, and workshops.
Girls Who Code offers a free 7-week summer program for current 10th-11th grade girls to learn coding and get exposure to tech jobs. Each week the program covers projects related to computer science, such as art, storytelling, robotics, video games, web sites, and apps. Participants will also hear from guest speakers, participate in workshops, connect with female engineers and entrepreneurs, and go on field trips. The program culminates in a final project where students build their own product and share it with the class.
Greater Educational Milestones (GEMs) seeks to find, advocate and support highly motivated and qualified students of color from South Los Angeles, Watts, Inglewood, and Compton. Through outreach in these communities, GEMs identifies and brings awareness to the educational opportunities available to these students. GEMs serves as a resource to our Partner Schools while providing educational and/or financial support to our Independent Schools.
Greater Los Angeles Gifted Children’s Association’s (GLA-GCA) purpose is to provide educators, parents, and the community with professional development, activities and events for meeting the academic and social-emotional needs of gifted and high ability students.
GRO Gifted is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a comprehensive and accurate understanding of giftedness through research and outreach. While studies on human intelligence do exist, GRO’s approach is unique in its integrative nature. GRO is committed to studying giftedness from a multidisciplinary perspective to better understand physiological differences in gifted individuals and how these differences impact their lives physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. New research and articles can be accessed online directly on their website.