High School and College Planning


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 djv4258@lausd.net.

September 2016

Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship 2016

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.

One Reed student has been selected to be a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar more years than not, since the award’s conception. Jarett Malouf was Reed’s 2013 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar; Kathy Lee was Reed’s 2014 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar; last year Sarah Jung was our 2015 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar, and this year, So-Jung An is our 2016 Caroline D. Bradley scholar! Congratulations So-Jung! Maybe next year it will be you?

So-Jung has this to say about her achievement:

“I am incredibly honored to have been selected as a 2016 Caroline D. Bradley scholar, and so grateful to all of the lovely people at IEA. This scholarship is an opportunity that has not only opened many more doors for me, but also offers support that makes me that much more confident as a high school applicant. The people at IEA are all wonderful individuals who truly want to help you, and I am elated to become a member of such a supportive community! If you are asked for an interview, you should be very excited to meet some of the amazing people behind the organization. The interview was a great positive learning experience. For me, applying for the Caroline D. Bradley scholarship was a process that provided a chance for me to learn how to accurately express myself and my abilities. I am incredibly excited to work with IEA in the years to come.”

January 30, 2016

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 ginnyaauw@gmail.com 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 2014

Two Reed students won this prestigious award in 2014: Hangyu Lyna Kim and Hayeon Kayla Lee. Congratulations to you both!

Hangyu writes: “Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program selects around 65 scholars each year. The award is meant to value the kind of person you are, not necessarily just your inborn talents. The support is intended to develop your character. I am honored to have been chosen. Academic support for us starts in the summer of 8th grade, and continues until the conclusion of high school. The support includes financial aid as well as an “Educational Advisor” to give personal support and advice. The admissions officers at Jack Kent Cooke are looking for many things: passion, curiosity, integrity, and the ability to adapt. What they are NOT looking for is an impressive record of winning awards. All you need to show them is that you make the best of what you are given, and remain optimistic throughout. For me, Jack Kent Cooke means that I can pursue my interests, wherever they may lead. If you are thinking of applying for this award next year, I feel that as long as you show them what you believe is important to you – your values – and honestly represent the experiences that have changed you, the officers at Jack Kent Cooke will connect with you.”

Hayeon adds: “Although thousands of applicants try out for this scholarship, you shouldn’t be scared: be a risk taker. Luckily, for the Jack Kent Cooke scholarship, you learn even if you don’t “win”. The Jack Kent Cooke application develops your writing skill and organization so that you are fully prepared when high school applications come around, and even college applications! For me, the Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholars Program is a place to try out new things and always try my best!”

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
    E-mail: iaay.programsinfo@jhu.edu