Commonwealth Avenue Elementary School

Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability Arts & Technology Magnet Center Programs

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Gifted Programs at Commonwealth Elementary

Commonwealth Elementary continually strives to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all our students.  Our school offers two programs to meet the specific needs of our gifted, high achieving, and potentially gifted students:


Commonwealth Avenue Gifted Program


Commonwealth Gifted/Highly Gifted/High Ability Arts & Technology Magnet Center


The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) served as the general school's gifted program until 2015-2016 school year.  Our school students who are identified as gifted are clustered in classes in every grade level.  Gifted classes are comprised of students that are identified as Gifted in one of seven categories, demonstrate high academic achievement, exhibit potential for giftedness and/or are being screened for gifted testing.  


Students enrolled in our Gifted Magnet (grades 2-5) center have applied for enrollment through the yearly Choices (Magnet) Application process. Students must be identified as Gifted or meet specific Gifted Criteria in order to apply.   


Click the above links for more information regarding our gifted programs.  If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact our Magnet/GATE Coordinator, Ms. Cho, at 213-384-2546 or




Teaching & Administrative Staff

Ms. Gebka, 2nd 

Mrs. Vennewitz, 3rd

Ms. Maloof, 4th

Ms. Matiga, 5th

Ms. Higuchi, Principal

Ms. Vela, Assistant Principal

Ms. Cho, Magnet/GATE/Intervention Coordinator

Today: 11/20/18


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