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Who Needs to Apply

Students who live in the Mar Vista Elementary School attendance boundaries do not need to fill out an application.

If you are not sure if you are in the Mar Vista attendance area, check with your child's elementary school. You can also check it yourself by typing your home address into the LAUSD Resident School Identifier to see if Mar Vista is your home school.

Other SAS details, including application information and dates, can be found at the LAUSD GATE/SAS website.

SAS

School for Advance Studies (SAS)

LAUSD has changed the application process for entrance to a School for Advanced Studies (SAS) program for non-resident students. The SAS application is now a part of the CHOICES Unified Enrollment application process. In past years, applications were submitted directly to the school sites in spring, but this is no longer the practice.

Applications for SAS sites are available online as part of the CHOICES Unified Enrollment by going to https://GoTo.lausd.net and selecting “ATTEND”. Magnet applications can also be completed on the same portal. If you prefer, you may submit a paper application to the District office in lieu of an electronic application.

Applicants for TK are not able to apply for the SAS program through CHOICES Unified Enrollment. TK applicants interested in enrolling at our school on permit should attend our New Family Informational Meeting and sign-up for a school tour to obtain more information.

All prospective parents are invited to attend our New Family Informational Meeting on Feb 12th at 9:00am in the school auditorium. Registration is not required, walk-in basis. We will share information about our school, programs, enrollment, and permits. Parents are also invited to view our school and classrooms by signing-up for a tour led by parent volunteers. The tours are followed by a Q & A session with the principal.

CHOICES TIMELINE:

  • Oct 1–Nov 9: Email receipts for online applications will be sent to parents
  • Nov 9: Applications are due by 5:00pm (complete online or submit directly to the District office)
  • Dec 10-21: Confirmation/Correction letters will be sent to parents
  • Feb 13-22: Program eligibility letters will be sent to parents
  • Mar 18-22: Selection or Waiting List letters will be sent to parents
  • Apr 5: Deadline for newly selected students to accept or decline placement
  • Feb 1: Late application opens for applicants who missed the deadline

​​​​​​​The SAS Application Process

KINDERGARTEN APPLICANTS:

  • Students entering Kindergarten must be age 5 by Sep 1st.
  • Kindergarten applicants should provide copies of the two forms listed below to the administrator of their child’s preschool. These forms, completed by the preschool and verified by the administrator of the preschool, are used to determine if applicant meets eligibility criteria.
    1. Verification of Eligibility – Criterion “C”
    2. SAS Kindergarten Readiness Checklist
  • Falsification of information will result in the applicant’s removal from the site.
  • The completed forms must be in a preschool envelope with an administrator signature over the seal. It must be postmarked or hand delivered to the District office by Nov 9th.
  • For Kindergarten applicants who are not attending a preschool, the District GATE office will evaluate the applicants. Call 213-241-8361 before the Nov 9th deadline for further information.
  • For current TK students who are attending an LAUSD school, the verification process will be done electronically by the school of attendance. There are no verification forms to submit.

GRADES 1-4 APPLICANTS FROM PRIVATE OR NON-LAUSD SCHOOLS:

  • Applicants should provide a copy of the Verification of Eligibility form to the administrator of their child’s school. The form, completed by the school and verified by the administrator, is used to determine if applicant meets eligibility criteria.
  • Falsification of information will result in the applicant’s removal from the site.
  • The completed documents must be in a marked preschool envelope with an administrator signature over the seal. It must be postmarked or hand delivered to the District office by Nov 9th.


CHOICES Brochure (available in multiple languages): http://echoices.lausd.net/ParentGuide/Brochures

For more information and resources, go to the LAUSD GATE/SAS Programs website: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/2024