SAS Application Now Available 2015-2016
CAHSEE Schedule March 17th and March 18th
All 10TH Graders will be taking the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) on March 17th and March 18th. All students not participating in the exam will arrive to school at 11:30.
Week of March 9, 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 Tuesday March 31 at 5:00 pm (Taft Hall)
Upcoming SAS/School Tour dates for 2014/2015 school year. The next tour will be on April, 9th.
COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL dates for the remainder of the 2014/2015 school year. .
We hope you will join us at 8:00am in The Taft Parent Conference Center. The next date will be Monday April 13th.
Class of 1965: 50th Year Reunion Scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA
SPRING BREAK-Monday, March 30th-Friday, April 4th. CAESAR CHAVEZ DAY-MONDAY APRIL 6th, school resumes on Tuesday, April 7th.
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.
Attached you will find the LAUSD Title I Notification Letter.
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 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
Please read the following info on how to obtain a copy of your transcripts from Taft High School
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