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Week of January 19, 2015
School For Advanced Studies 2015-2016 - Applications coming soon
Students need to meet one of the following Criteria to be accepted:
The Schools for Advanced Studies (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 SAS program is offered to LAUSD resident students in Grades 1-12 who meet the criteria. Each student must be verified by the school of attendance as meeting one of the following three criteria:

(1) -- Demonstrate ability in all four critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in their primary language.

Explain meanings or relationships among facts, information, or concepts that demonstrate depth and complexity.
Formulate new ideas or solutions and elaborate on the information.
Use alternative methods in approaching new or unfamiliar mathematical problems.
Use extensive vocabulary easily and accurately to express creative ideas.

(2) --Percentile scores of 85 or above in both total reading and total mathematics on standardized norm-reference tests
or --Scaled scores on the California Standards Test (CST) as follows:

A scaled score of 450 or above in English-Language Arts, grades 2-11 and
A scaled score of 455 or above in mathematics, grades 2-7 or
A scaled score of 455 or above for grades 8 and above in one of the following math content courses: Algebra I or II; Geometry; Integrated Math I, II or III; High School Summative Math.

(3) Identification as gifted in any of the categories by an LAUSD school psychologist.
Open Enrollment 2015-2016
Open Enrollment will begin on February 2nd, 2015 and run through March 27th, 2015 by 4:00 pm. Please fill out the Intent to enroll/ Lottery Application. If you have any questions please contact the Attendance Office at (818) 227-3600. The Lottery will take place on Wednesday March 31 at 5:00 pm (Taft Hall)
SCHOOL TOUR DATES
Upcoming SAS/School Tour dates for 2014/2015 school year-First Tour will be on November, 6th.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY-Tuesday, January 27th;dismissal at 1:43.
LAUSD TITLE 1 NOTIFICATION LETTER
Attached you will find the LAUSD Title I Notification Letter.
MELROSE TRADING POST COMES TO TAFT!

MELROSE TRADING POST COMES TO TAFT! The First Saturday of every month form 9:00am-5:00pm
COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL dates for the 2014/2015 school year. We hope you will join us at 8:00am in The Taft Parent Conference Center.Click here for dates.
BOOSTER CLUB MEETINGS for the 2014/2015 school year. All meetings held on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm in The Taft Parent Center. Click here for more information.
SPRING BREAK-Monday, March 30th-Friday, April 4th. CAESAR CHAVEZ DAY-MONDAY APRIL 6th, school resumes on Tuesday, April 7th.
CORE WAIVER LETTERS
Taft Charter High School won the Aspen Challenge
The Taft Transcendentalists were invited by the Bezos Foundation to attend this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado for four days at which time they had the opportunity to attend seminars given by supreme court justices, federal and state representatives, leaders in business, and prominent educators.
Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch Program Online
Parents may fill out the free or reduced lunch application online at www.applyforlunch.com. All families are encouraged to complete the application even if they think they do not qualify.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DATES for Tuesdays in 2014/2015-Early Dismissal at 1:43
BUS RELEASE FORMS
DO YOU WANT TO BE ON THE PARENT EMAIL LIST -click here
TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION
Please read the following info on how to obtain a copy of your transcripts from Taft High School
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