WHEN APPLYING TO A GIFTED/HIGH ABILITY OR HIGHLY GIFTED MAGNET PROGRAM, APPLICANTS MUST:
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. The SAS program is available to LAUSD students in grades K–12 who meet ONE OF THREE criteria. The child's teacher and the principal of the school your child is currently attending is responsible for determining if your child meets one of these criteria AND must maintain records of supporting evidence at the school site.
Applicants must meet one of three eligibility criteria:
Students who are on the wait-list of "current" Magnet Programs for Gifted/High Ability and Highly Gifted Students can submit the wait-list notification letter as verification to apply to the SAS programs.
All SAS eligibility criteria carry equal weight in the selection/placement process (i.e., SAS sites may not give priority placement to students identified as gifted/highly gifted or those who meet test score criteria).