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Permit Information

Permits are offered to students who would like to attend Mar Vista, but do not reside within our school boundaries.  Acceptance on a permit is based on     (1) space availability and (2) meeting eligibility criteria.  Falsification of information will result in the applicant’s immediate removal from the school site. 



The SAS permit is intended for K-5th grade students who are identified gifted by LAUSD or demonstrate the ability to work above grade level, think critically, and problem solve.  Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria set by the District.  

To apply for an SAS permit, go to LAUSD Unified Enrollment

    • On-time application window is posted on the LAUSD Unified Enrollment website.  Window for on-time application opens early October and closes mid-November.

    • Verification of eligibility must be submitted by the due date.

    • Acceptance and waitlists are generated by a computerized lottery system. 

    • Priority for acceptance is given to siblings for the same school of attendance and choice.

    • Late application window opens Feb. 1st.  

    • Students are placed on the school's late waitlist as applications are submitted by families via Unified Enrollment (not a lottery).  

    • Eligibility verification is completed by the school of acceptance, if and when the student is accepted to the school.  

    • Sibling priority is not given for late applicants.  

  • Schools are not permitted to give out waitlist numbers to parents.

  • Families will be called from the waitlist starting in May and continuing into August as space permits.

  • For more information and resources, go to the LAUSD GATE/SAS website



  • For incoming K-5th grade siblings applying for an SAS permit, the applications must be submitted by the due date in mid-November via LAUSD Unified Enrollment to receive sibling priority for acceptance, and must also meet the SAS eligibility criteria.  The District will only provide sibling priority for on-time applicants.  

  • For current students of Mar Vista who would like to enroll an incoming sibling, please complete the Sibling Non-Resident  Interest Form, available in February on this webpage.  Submit the form to the school office.  The information provided is used by the principal to help current families with enrollment options.  

  • The Sibling Non-Resident Interest Form should be returned to the school ASAP but no later than April 15th.  

  • Families will be contacted for possible enrollment options of siblings in the month of May.  

TK & Sibling Interest forms available here starting feb. 1st