ALL SAS APPLICATIONS ARE NOW DONE THROUGH THE E-CHOICES WEBPAGE
Applications are required for all non-resident students of HArts Academy (if HArts Academy is your school of residence, and your child is designated gifted, they will be AUTOMATICALLY placed in the SAS program- no application needed!).
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SAS 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15, 2021
Eligible students going into 9th, 10th, or 11th grade who reside within the LAUSD boundaries may apply. A transfer application will be available at the school of residence and it is submitted directly to the school of choice. Acceptance is based on student eligibility criteria and availability of space.
The Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) Program offers an intensive academic articulated program in which both innovative and traditional courses are taught. The course content is modified to match the students' achievement level or capacity for learning.
Each student must be verified by the school of attendance as meeting one of the following three criteria:
(1) Demonstrate ability in all four critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in their primary language.
Explain meanings or relationships among facts, information, or concepts that demonstrate depth and complexity.
Formulate new ideas or solutions and elaborate on the information.
Use alternative methods in approaching new or unfamiliar mathematical problems.
Use extensive vocabulary easily and accurately to express creative ideas.
(2) Student scored in the "Exceeded" range on both the ELA and Math SBAC for 2015, OR, Student has TOTAL National Scores of 85% or above. Please see the application for detailed information about qualifying exams.
(3) Identification as gifted in any of the categories (i.e. Intellectual, High Achievement, Specific Academic) by an LAUSD school psychologist.