Verdugo Hills High School

Seniors who are participating in the in-person graduation ceremony can get their required COVID-19 PCR test performed at VHHS on Monday, June 7th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Must bring parent consent form to be tested. See News and Announcements for link to consent form.
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School of Advance Studies (Open to All Students Residing within LAUSD Boundaries)

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School of Advance Studies

Students who reside within LAUSD boundaries, may apply for an SAS permit for 2018-2019 enrollment.   


Schools for Advanced Studies serve as District demonstration sites for innovative and research-based differentiated curriculum and instruction for gifted/high ability learners in multiple categories. The selection of a school as a Schools for Advanced Studies site is based on proven commitment and ability to offer a sustained, highly effective, exemplary gifted and talented education (GATE) program that includes essential GATE/SAS program components.All interested students must meet ONE of the following requirements in order to qualify for VHHS's SAS program:

  1. Student identified as gifted/talented in LAUSD in the Intellectual, High Achievement, Creative Ability, Leadership Ability, Specific Academic Categories (English, Math, Science or Social Science).
  2. Student scored in the “Standards Exceeded” range on Spring 2017 SBAC in both ELA and Math, or student has TOTAL national score of 85% or above on a District-approved standardized achievement test in the most recent year (e.g. OLSAT-8).
  3. Student meets ALL FOUR of the Critical-thinking and Problem-solving criteria:
    1. Explain meanings/relationships among facts, information, or concepts that demonstrate depth and complexity.
    2. Formulate new ideas or solutions and elaborate on the information.
    3. Use alternative methods in approaching new or unfamiliar mathematical problems.
    4. Use extensive vocabulary easily and accurately to express creative ideas.
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