Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

Holmes Middle School - School for Advanced Studies

GATE Parent Meeting Presentation

Late SAS applications in eChoices available

SAS 2020-2021 applications will be available online at https://apply.lausd.net/.

 Upcoming Events
School Tours Fall 2019
Tour/Meeting begins at 8:30 AM in Library
  • Fridays, September 20 & 27
  • Thursdays, October 3, 10, & 17
  • Wednesday, October 23
  • Fridays, November 1, 8, 15, December 6 & 13
Informational Meeting & Presentation
Guided Campus Tour & Classroom Visits 
Q & A Session


11th Annual GATE/SAS Parent Conference, FREE
Nurturing the Gifted Spirit
When: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Registration 7:30 a.m.
Conference 8:15 - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Roybal Learning Center, 1200 W. Colton St., LA, CA 90026
Parking: Free parking is available onsite.
Use entrance on 1st St. between
Beaudry Ave. and Toluca St.
(See Flyer Below)
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.
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