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School for Advanced Studies (SAS)

Beethoven’s Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) Program will offer an intensive academic articulated program in which both innovative and traditional courses are taught. The course content is modified to match the students’ achievement level or capacity for learning.

Who can apply to Beethoven’s SAS program?

  1. Resident Students – Qualifying resident students will receive first priority and do not need to apply
  2. Non-resident Students – Qualifying students who live outside Beethoven’s boundaries must apply to be admitted to the SAS program. This include students on permit.

How do you apply to Beethoven’s SAS program?

Application for the SAS program is done through eChoices. The eChoices brochure may be found here​​​​​​​. Please see the dates below.October 1, 2018-November 9, 2018: On-time Choices applications may be submitted (paper application or online at GoTo.Lausd.Net)
  • October 1, 2018-November 9, 2018: Email receipts for online applicants will be sent to parents/guardians
  • December 10-21, 2018: Confirmation/correction letters will be sent to parents/guardians 
  • February 13-22, 2019: Program eligibility letters will be sent to parents/guardians
  • March 18-22, 2019: Selection/waiting list letters will be sent to parents/guardians
  • April 5, 2019: Deadline for newly selected students to accept or decline placement

How does a student qualify for Beethoven’s SAS program?

SAS program 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. Again, applicants and qualifying students must meet one of three criteria:
  1. Students identified as gifted/talented in LAUSD in the Intellectual, High Achievement, Specific Academic, Creative Ability, or Leadership Ability Categories.
  2.  Students who scored in the “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).
  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
a) Explain meanings or relationships among facts, information or concepts that demonstrate depth and complexity.b) Formulate new ideas or solutions and elaborate on the information.c) Use alternative methods in approaching new or unfamiliar mathematical problems.d) Use extensive vocabulary easily and accurately to express creative ideas.
Note: 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.

When is the application deadline?

The deadline to apply for 2018-19 is November 9, 2018.

Is transportation included if you are accepted to the SAS program?

  • No transportation is not provided.