Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

Holmes International Middle School - School for Advanced Studies

SAS 2018-2019 Applications Are Now Available. Click on link to the right.

SAS Application Period: October 2017 - March 2018
Applications are available at the school site and online.
Student application opens: October 2017
Student application deadline: March 23, 2018
Notification of applicant deadline: April 13, 2018
Parent Confirmation of Attendance Deadline: May 4, 2018

Upcoming Events

SAS Guided Tour
   Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25 & February 1st 
       In the Library at 10:15 - 11:30 am
   Thursdays, February 8, 15, 22, Marc 1 & 8th
       In the Library at 12:30 - 2:00 pm
  • Informational Meeting
  • Guided Campus Tour & Classroom Visits 
  • Q & A Session



Winter 2018 GATE/SAS Parent Meeting
Thursday, February 8, 2018 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Nobel Middle School,
9950 Tampa Ave., Northridge, CA 91324
Spring 2018 GATE/SAS Parent Conference
March 17, 2018, 8:30 - 12:30 pm
(7:30-8:30 am Registration and refreshments)
Robert F. Kennedy Community School
3201 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005
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.
Holmes Middles School SAS TOUR DATES
SAS Coordinator
Ms. Chau Cao
(818) 678-4116