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Welcome to AIAT

The Academy of Integrated Arts and Technology (AIAT) Program is a unique LAUSD full inclusion gifted program. The AIAT program starts on the beautiful Portola Charter Middle School campus for grades 6 through 8.  Students then continue the program at Taft Charter High School’s diverse campus for grades 9 through 12. 
 As a full inclusion program, the AIAT is home to gifted and twice-exceptional students.   The definition of a Twice Exceptional “2E” Student is a student that is identified Gifted/ High achieving and has been identified as having a disability with an active Individual Education Program (IEP). Students with a section 504 plan for the purposes of entrance are reviewed and considered along with the General Education students and are placed into the selection lottery after being deemed qualified.
Please click on "Apply to the AIAT" to the left to read about the application process and apply.

AIAT Organization

  • The suggested class size for each AIAT class is 25 students
  • Academic classes are co-taught and can have the support of up to three adults – General Education Teacher,
  • Special Education Teacher and and/or a paraprofessional
  • access to student lounge (indoor lunch area) for AIAT students
  • student issued Chromebook
  • access to resident school’s electives and/or dance as a P.E. option
  • access to “SPA” for student centered mindfulness and self-regulation
  • opportunities for small group instruction with peer to peer modeling

AIAT Curriculum includes:

  • integrated social emotional learning
  • integrated organization/time-management/goal setting
  • integrated arts
  • integrated technology
  • project based learning,
  • mastery learning and grading