If you are interested in applying for a Magnet, PWT, NCLB-Public School Choice Program for the next school year, the application usually opens in early October for a limited time. For more information, visit: eChoices.lausd.net
CHOICES BROCHURES will be available in all LAUSD schools, Educational Service Centers, LAUSD Headquarters, Parent Community Services Branch (PCSB) and Los Angeles City Libraries. When the application time begins, it is important to note this year’s Application Deadline.
Reed Families are encouraged to fill out the application online, but we will have a limited amount of hard copies available in the Main Office. The Parent Center in Room 106 or Title I Office in Room 103 are available to assist families complete the application. Information will be come out about workshops to assist families fill out the application. You may contact the Parent Center for more information.
Scholarship and High School Options
Archived: The following has been reposted from Reed Review Student News. We have kept articles pertaining to high school options that current parents may find informative.Reed student and parent contributions are welcome! Please email Debbie Vodhanel, SLC Office, Room 103 email@example.com.
Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship
The Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholarship is a national, merit-based award that pays for four years of private or alternative high school for sixteen rising 8th grade students selected from an applicant pool of several hundred gifted students throughout the country. The Institute for Educational Advancement (www.educationaladvancement.org) works with the CDB Scholars and their families to discover the optimal high school match and placement of each individual, with ongoing support and guidance throughout the high school years and beyond.
Tech Trek Science & Math Camp for 7th Grade Girls
American Association of University Woman is offering a week-long residential hands on science, technology, engineering, and math camp at UC Santa Barbara for current 7th grade girls. All girls attend camp during the summer, on sponsorship provided by the local American Association of University Woman. Students will be nominated by their Math and Science teacher and will be requested to complete an application and write an essay. American Association of University Woman members will select several candidates for interviews and campers will be chosen from that group. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 7th Grade Counselor Ms. Demus.
A Better Chance (ABC) Scholarship Program
Founded in 1963, A Better Chance (ABC) is a national organization that has aided more than 12,000 students of color with summer opportunities, high school placement, new scholar orientation, leadership development, college awareness, career readiness, and Parents-as-Partners. 98% of the alumni report that A Better Chance (ABC) has had a positive impact on their lives. Two-thirds of their alumni keep in contact with each other and with the organization. 53% of their alumni have earned a professional or graduate post-college degree.
Hayeon Kayla Lee is a current 8th grader at Reed who is also a current ABC Scholar. Congrats Hayeon! Hayeon has this to say about her experience applying for ABC: “It may seem scary at first, due to competing with all the kids from California who are just as motivated as you! The first advice I would give, would be to try ABC out. A Better Chance helped me prep for how to act, and gave me advice about what to do for high school. By becoming a Better Chance Scholar, I learned what to expect for my future and how to overcome hurdles of life when I come across them.”
For more information please visit abetterchance.org.
Jack Kent Cooke Award
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. For more information please visit http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/
University Talent Searches
The primary goal of Talent Searches is to discover students who are exceptionally able academically in order to provide opportunities that encourage them to excel. Please call for starting dates, costs, and deadlines
- PACE and ACE
California State University, Los Angeles offers gifted and talented students grades 9-12 the opportunity to take college courses for credit (323) 343-3131.
- UCI Academic Talent Search and Summer Enrichment Program
Gifted and Talented students grades 6-10 may take pre-college class and/or boost test taking skills (949) 824-5069. The ATS program identifies extraordinary mathematical and/or verbal reasoning abilities, assists participants in their placement in pre-college programs, and offers information and materials which will aid parents and educators of high-ability students. The program also offers an opportunity to sharpen students’ test-taking skills in preparation for the SAT and PSAT. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with these reasoning-ability tests and learn strategies for taking them well in advance. ATS applications are accepted at UCI. Call the UCI ATS Office at (949) 824-5069 for information on eligibility and cost or visit the website at www.cfep.uci.edu
- The Johns Hopkins University Elementary Students Talent Search
Gifted and Talented students grades 2, 3, & 4 are identified with exceptional mathematical and/or verbal reasoning abilities. The Talent Search identifies students of exceptional mathematical and/or verbal reasoning ability. Talent Search is a two-step process. The first step identifies students who have scored at or above the 97th percentile on a national standardized, achievement or aptitude test, such as the Stanford Achievement Test. The second step asks identified students to take an above grade level test. The Scholastic Assessment Test (S.A.T.) is given to seventh and eighth grade students. The Plus Academic Abilities Assessment Test is given to fifth and sixth grade students. Summer programs are
offered based on qualifying scores to either the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) or the Center for Academic Advancement. Limited scholarships may be available. For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins University, (310) 754-4100 or visit the website at www.jhu.edu/gifted
- Midwest Talent Search (Northwestern University)
- Academic Talent/UC Berkeley
- Duke Talent Identification Program
- Education Program for Gifted Youth, Stanford
- U.S. Dept. of Education