Special Support Programs
Meeting the Needs of All Our Students
We strive to provide our students with the best education. We offer special support programs to assist our students in their continued learning and developing so they can achieve educational success.
IUSD achieved full compliance with all state and federal instructional program regulations for English learners. In fact, four Inglewood elementary schools—Bennett-Kew, Hudnall, Kelso, and Payne—have shown such success that the California Department of Education invited them to participate in a study on the best ways to teach English to second-language learners.
The Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program provides funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop unique education opportunities for high-achieving and underachieving pupils in California public elementary and secondary schools who have been identified as gifted and talented. Special efforts are made to ensure that pupils from economically disadvantaged and varying cultural backgrounds are provided with full participation in these unique opportunities.
LEAs may establish programs for gifted and talented pupils consisting of special day classes, part-time groupings, and cluster groupings. GATE curricular components are required to be planned and organized as integrated differentiated learning experiences within the regular school day and may be augmented or supplemented with other differentiated activities related to the core curriculum, including independent study, acceleration, postsecondary education, and enrichment. For all programs for gifted and talented pupils, including those programs for pupils with high creative capability and talents in the performing and visual arts, each participating LEA shall concentrate part of its curriculum on providing GATE pupils with an academic component and, where appropriate, with instruction in basic skills.GATE Guidebook