Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS)
What grades are involved in the School for Advanced Studies program? There is one SAS class at each grade level K-5.
How is SAS different from GATE? GATE stands for Gifted and Talented Education which is the general program at every school that is meant to meet the needs of students who have been identified as Gifted. A School for Advanced Studies (SAS) is a GATE program that has an exemplary status with the district based on the program that it provides to its Gifted students. Every school is required to provide a GATE program for their students, but an SAS school establishes a more advanced and rigorous GATE program at selected school sites.
Schools for Advanced Studies are programs designed throughout the District which have been implemented to improve educational options and increase professional training to support the development of gifted and talented youth. The Schools for Advanced Studies Program receives funding from the District in the form of a block grant. SAS teachers and administrators are required to participate in professional development training. You can find more information on LAUSD’s SAS program here LAUSD SAS.