Special Programs

Spanish Dual Immersion

TUSD Board of Education approved the launch of a Spanish Dual Immersion Program at Carr Elementary School.  Starting in the Fall of 2021, we proudly welcomed incoming Kindergarten students into this new and exciting program. The program now starts at TK and will continue through the 5th grade.  Click here for the flyer.  Click here for the link to the TUSD website with more information. Click here for the Frequently Asked Questions page. If your child is starting TK or Kindergarten in the fall and you are interested in applying, click here. Please call or email the Principal if you have any questions!  shiratori.mina@tusd.org, (310) 533-4467 x-2680.


Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Grades 3-5 only

Students in grades 3 through 5 are identified for the GATE program based upon their intellectual ability, test performance, teacher evaluation, and parent/student surveys as outlined by State and District guidelines. Classroom teachers provide an on-going enrichment program for high-achieving students through differentiated instruction, thus encouraging students to develop to their fullest potential. GATE students are clustered and given specific instruction based on their needs. A supplemental class may be offered for GATE and high-achieving students, pending funding. Notification of class dates and times will be sent home.

Universal third-grade GATE testing will take place at each school site during October-November.   No form or application for participation in third-grade GATE testing is necessary.  If you choose to withdraw your student from GATE testing, you will need to complete and sign a Withdraw form.  GATE Testing for 4th and 5th grade is opt-in and typically happens in February-March. 

Please contact the office with questions (310) 533-4467.

Speech and Language

The Speech and Language Program is for students who have been identified as having speech and/or language problems. Assistance is provided by the Language/Speech Specialist in an individual or small group setting. This program is part of the services provided through the Designated Instruction Services which functions within the Special Education Program.

Special Education

State law mandates that all individuals with exceptional needs have a right to participate in a free, appropriate public education with special education and services when necessary.Assessment for special education is provided for children from birth to 21 years of age.