SAS Student Permit Application and Criteria*
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SAS STUDENT PERMIT APPLICATION
Students who meet the eligibility criteria and who reside within the LAUSD boundaries may apply for an SAS (Advanced Studies) student permit. Transportation services are not provided. SAS (Advanced Studies) student permit applications may be obtained at the local school or may be downloaded from this webpage by clicking on the links below.
- Click here to obtain the current list of SAS schools/Obtenga la lista actual de las Escuelas SAS en el enlace.
- Click here to obtain the SAS Student Permit Application for 2017–2018 School Year (English).
- Haga clic aquí para obtener la aplicación para el programa SAS para el año escolar 2017–2018.
The SAS student permit 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 space availability for non-resident (SAS permit) applicants and program description. Ask to speak to the GATE/SAS coordinator or school administrator.
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 Student Permit Application Period: March 1–30, 2017
Notification of Applicants: April 21, 2017
Parent Confirmation Deadline: April 28, 2017
Deadline for receiving late SAS applications:
May be extended throughout the school year, as space permits.
*SAS Student Permit Application and timeline DO NOT APPLY TO:
- Qualified resident students: Qualified resident students must be
accommodated in SAS before
any non-resident SAS permits are granted by the school. No
application is required, since SAS is the GATE instructional program for resident students.
- 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).
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:
- Students identified as gifted/talented in LAUSD in the Intellectual, High Achievement, Specific Academic, Creative, or Leadership Ability Categories
- Students who scored in the “Standards Exceeded” 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).
- 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
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.