Joseph Le Conte Middle School

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Magnet Programs
Welcome to Le Conte Middle School, home of the Eagles!  We have two magnets, Health, Engineering and Applied Technology Magnet and Center of Enriched Studies on Communication and Arts Magnet.  Our campus also includes a Student for Advanced Studies program.  If you are interested in enrolling your child, please visit the main office or call for more information (323) 308-1700.
Magnet programs are court-ordered voluntary integration opportunities available to students living within the LAUSD boundaries.  District-paid transportation may be provided for applicants residing outside a two-mile radius for Elementary (K–5); and a five-mile radius for Secondary (6–12) who meet specific District guidelines.  The magnet schools/centers offer self-contained classes and place emphasis on developing higher-level thinking skills in a demanding academic program for students who are entering grades 1–12.  Applications are available District-wide at the local schools, Educational Service Centers, Parent Community Services Branch (PCSB), Los Angeles City Libraries or by calling the Office of Student Integration Services.  For information regarding the process of application, verification, and student selection, call the Office of Student Integration Services at (213) 241-4177.


  1. Be verified as eligible to apply by the school of attendance or
  2. Be identified as Gifted in the Intellectual, High Achievement or Specific Academic Ability Categories
  3. Reside within the LAUSD boundaries at the time of application and while participating in the magnet program.

School for Advanced Studies (SAS)


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:

  1. Students who demonstrate mastery of ALL FOUR of the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in their primary language (must check “Yes” for all four skills for the student to qualify with this criterion.
    • 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. 
    Applicants verified through the four critical-thinking and problem-solving skills must also demonstrate the ability or strong potential to work two years above grade level in academic subjects.
  2. Students who scored in the “Exceeds Standards” range on the SBAC assessment or have TOTAL national scores of 85% or above on a District-approved standardized achievement test (e.g., OLSAT-8) in required areas (most recent year only).     
  3. Students identified as gifted/talented in LAUSD in the Intellectual, High Achievement, Specific Academic, Creative, or Leadership Ability Categories.

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).