Schools for Advanced Studies serve as District demonstration sites for innovative and research-based differentiated curriculum and instruction for gifted/high ability learners in multiple categories. The selection of a school as a Schools for Advanced Studies site is based on proven commitment and ability to offer a sustained, highly effective, exemplary gifted and talented education (GATE) program that includes essential GATE program components:
The SAS program model, which is in alignment with AB2313 and the State Board of Education Recommended Standards for Programs for Gifted and Talented Students, explicitly supports the District’s agreement with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). It is District policy that schools must reapply every five years for SAS designation. Independent charter schools and magnet programs are not eligible for the SAS designation.
Transportation services are not provided. Parents are expected to provide transportation.
Please contact the GATE/SAS coordinator at the SAS site directly to inquire about the services offered at the school for gifted/high ability learners. Each SAS site must adhere to State and District GATE/SAS requirements, however, schools have flexibility in the thematic emphasis, differentiated instructional strategies, and enrichment opportunities provided to students.