SAS Program

In 2002, Overland was designated by Los Angeles Unified School District as a School for Advanced Studies (SAS).  As an SAS school, we provide a high level academic program that serves the educational needs of our gifted and high achieving learners.  Our program is designed to improve educational opportunities for all Overland students, to support students’ intellectual and academic growth and achievement, and to enhance the professional development of our staff.   

Overland’s program offers two models to support differentiated instruction. Classrooms for grades 2 through 5 are heterogeneously grouped, but have flexible performance groupings during team-taught language arts and math. In our second model, which is known as the span team, students remain with a teacher in a multi-age grouping for two years. The span team offers students the opportunity to work independently and at their own pace.

Students, starting from first grade, who reside within LAUSD boundary may apply to attend Overland on an SAS permit.  Students are eligible to attend based on space availability and eligibility criteria. Applications are accepted in May.