Verdugo Hills High School is proud to be a School for Advanced Studies! Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) 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 SAS Program offers 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. The program is offered to LAUSD resident students in Grades 1-12 who meet the criteria. Eligible students in grades K through grade 11 who reside within the LAUSD boundaries may apply. A transfer application will be available at the school of residence and it is submitted directly to the school of choice.