Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School

SAS Program Application

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
May be extended throughout the school year, as space permits.
 
SAS Application assistance is available.

Please contact us for information.

APPLICATION

Students who meet the eligibility criteria and who reside within the LAUSD boundaries may apply. Transportation services are not provided. Student permit applications may be obtained at the local school or may be downloaded from this webpage by clicking on the links below.

 

The application is submitted directly to the SAS school(s) of choice during the application period. It must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and the principal/designee of the school of attendance before submitting it to the SAS school(s) of choice. SAS schools may be contacted directly to inquire about specific enrollment procedures (i.e., lottery or date/time-stamp), space availability for non-resident (SAS permit) applicants and program description. Ask to speak to the GATE/SAS coordinator or school administrator.

 

 

*SAS Student Permit Application and timeline DO NOT APPLY TO:

  1. Qualified resident students: Qualified resident students must be accommodated in the SAS program before any non-resident SAS permits are granted by the school. No application is required.
  2. Affiliated charter schools with the SAS designation: Enrollment at affiliated charter schools must be conducted in accordance with the legal State and District requirements established for charter schools. Contact the affiliated charter school directly for enrollment information. 

 

Admittance is as follows (does not apply to affiliated charters):

First priority:  Qualifying students who live within school boundaries (no SAS permit application is required).

Second priority:  Qualifying students who live outside school boundaries, but within LAUSD boundaries (SAS permit application is required).

CRITERIA

SAS demonstration sites receive the SAS designation for their exemplary Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) implementation. By providing high-quality differentiated instruction with an emphasis on depth, complexity, acceleration and novelty, SAS sites offer high-level academic gifted/talented programs that meet the unique educational needs of K–12 gifted learners, identified in the Intellectual, High Achievement, Specific Academic, Creative and Leadership Ability categories or verified based on critical thinking/achievement. SAS 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 identified as gifted/talented in LAUSD in the Intellectual, High Achievement, Specific Academic, Creative, or Leadership Ability Categories.

2.    Students who scored in the “Standards Exceeded” range on the SBAC assessment or have TOTAL nationalscores of 85% or above on a District-approved standardized achievement test (e.g., OLSAT-8) in required areas (most recent year only).
    

3.    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

 NOTE:

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). SAS sites may not request supplemental evidence for applicants other than K-1 students. Evidence must be kept on file at sending school. 

 

 

 

List of SAS Schools

Click here to obtain the current list of SAS schools/Obtenga la lista actual de las Escuelas SAS en el enlace. 

 

Students who meet the eligibility criteria and who reside within the LAUSD boundaries may apply for an SAS (Advanced Studies) permit. Transportation services are not provided.

  • Qualified resident students and students applying to an affiliated charter with the SAS designation do not need to submit the SAS student permit application (see SAS Student Permit Application and Criteria).
  • Page 3 of the List of SAS Schools includes the names of affiliated charter schools with the SAS designation; enrollment at these sites follows charter school guidelines.
  • SAS student permit applications may be obtained at the local school or may be downloaded from this webpage (see SAS Student Permit Application and Criteria).
  • Application is submitted directly to the SAS school(s) of choice during the application period (parents may apply to more than one site).
  • The SAS student permit application must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and the principal/designee of the school of attendance before submitting it to the SAS school(s) of choice. 
  • The school of attendance must confirm student eligibility (if applicable) by completing pages 2–3 of the application. The school of attendance is responsible for maintaining records of supporting evidence at the school site (subject to audits).
  • The SAS school of choice will send notification letters and if accepted, parents must return the "Confirmation of Attendance" form to the SAS school by the deadline indicated.
  • SAS permit selection will be conducted after the deadline by lottery (selection conducted based on date/time stamp or other school created process is NOT permitted).

 

ESPAÑOL

 

Los estudiantes que cumplan con los requisitos de elegibilidad y que residen dentro de los límites del Distrito LAUSD pueden aplicar. Servicios de transporte no se proporcionan.     

  • Los estudiantes que califican y cuya residencia está dentro de los límites de la escuela designada SAS y los estudiantes que aplican a una chárter afiliada con la designación SAS no tienen que presentar la solicitud de permiso estudiantil (vea la sección SAS Student Permit Application and Criteria). 
  • La página 3 de la Lista de Escuelas SAS incluye los nombres de las escuelas chárter afiliadas con la designación SAS.
  • La solicitud de permiso estudiantil para la inscripción al programa SAS se pueden obtener en la escuela local o puede descargarla de esta página web (vea la sección SAS Student Permit Application and Criteria).
  • La aplicación debe ser presentada directamente en la escuela SAS de su elección durante el período de aplicación (los padres pueden aplicar a más de un sitio).
  • La solicitud debe estar completada y firmada por el padre/tutor y el director o persona designada de la escuela de asistencia antes de presentarla a la escuela SAS de su elección.
  • La escuela de asistencia debe confirmar la elegibilidad del estudiante al completar las páginas 2–3 de la aplicación. La escuela de asistencia es responsable de mantener un registro de las pruebas correspondientes en el archivo escolar.
  • La escuela SAS de su elección enviará cartas de aceptación y los padres deben devolver el formulario de "confirmación de asistencia" a la escuela SAS en el plazo indicado.
  • La selección de SAS se llevará a cabo después de la fecha límite en la lotería (selección realizado a partir de la fecha/hora metido u otro   proceso creada por escuela no está permitido).