SAS Fall Parent Newsletters
A Special Program for Gifted and Talented Students
The Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) was developed by the LAUSD to offer gifted students a high-level academic program, which meets the educational needs of gifted and high-achieving learners. In our SAS program, course content is modified to match the special talents of our students. Teachers "differentiate" the core curriculum in a variety of ways, including in-depth subject exploration, acceleration of content and independent projects. The SAS goal is to provide a program with high quality content and performance standards within the classroom setting. SAS program enrollment is offered to students who have been identified as gifted or meet specific testing requirements.
At Holmes, our SAS classes provide a complex academic program in which both innovative and traditional courses are taught. In these classes, students are asked not only to meet the state academic standards, but are challenged to go beyond those requirements. Teachers stimulate students by assigning projects that encourage them to "think outside the box."
Teachers in our SAS program attend 32 hours of training designed for those who teach gifted and highly gifted students. Each year, these teachers also take nine more hours of gifted education training to ensure that they stay current with the latest research and teaching techniques. Teachers work together as a team to coordinate activities, lessons, and projects to enhance and support learning across the curriculum.
SAS 2016-2017 Applications Are Now Available. Click on link to the right.
SAS Guided Tour, February 2, 9, 16 and March 2, 9, 16th, 2017
- Informational Meeting
- Guided Campus Tour & Classroom Visits
- Q & A Session
Spring 2017 GATE/SAS Parent Workshop Calendar
Parents may attend at any location. The documentary, SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, will be shown in each Local District for GATE/SAS Coordinators and parents of gifted learners. There will be a short Q&A after each screening of the documentary. Pre-registration is not required.
SAS Application Period: March 1 - 30, 2017
Applications are available at the school site and online at the end of February.
Student application opens: March 1, 2017
Student application deadline: March 30, 2017
Notification of applicant deadline: April 2017