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The School for Advanced Studies provides high-quality differentiated instruction with an
emphasis on depth, complexity, acceleration and novelty. Our SAS program offers high-level academic opportunities focusing in Humanities and STEAM that meet the unique educational needs of 9th-12th grade gifted learners identified in the Intellectual Ability, High Achievement Ability, Specific Academic Ability, Creative Ability and Leadership Ability categories or verified based on test scores or critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
SAS students are involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including service and social clubs, athletics, and leadership. The program offers the integrated use of cutting-edge technology for projects and presentations, aiding students in the rigorous pursuit of higher-level critical analysis and scholastic achievement.
SAS Student Outcomes
  • Continuous progress on ability and performance
  • Accelerated student performance
  • Development of independence and self-direction
  • Acceleration in a discipline or across disciplines
  • Increased use of technology for research and multi-media presentations
  • Success in critical thinking and rigorous studies
For any questions about our SAS program, you can contact our SAS Team:
Evelyn Gaspar - SAS/GATE Counselor and Coordinator
Phone: (323)863-5335 (Google Voice)
Alice Strangeluv - SAS Lead Teacher/Science
Kelly Vuong - SAS Lead Teacher/Mathematics