Smaller Learning Communities (SLC)


If you are interested in obtaining a permit to attend Reed for academic year 2017-2018,

please email Assistant Principal Martin Segura .


If you are interested in attending Reed for academic year 2018-2019,

please read information below.


Click here to download SLC Brochure 2017 2018

Click here to download SLC Checklist Academic Year 2018-2019


SLC Tour Dates for November 2017 – January 2018

SLC Tours are held in the morning, beginning promptly at 9:15 AM, in front of the school auditorium. Each tour group visits classrooms in one SLC only, ending 10:30 AM after a Q & A session in the auditorium. You will be asked to select only one SLC to tour for each date. You may come back and tour as many SLCs as you would like. We encourage parents to bring their 5th grade students on the tour with them.

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Wednesday November 8, 2017

Wednesday November 15, 2017

Wednesday December 6, 2017 (This tour date cancelled due to hazardous air quality)

Wednesday January 10, 2018

Wednesday January 17, 2018



Greetings Prospective Parents!

Environmental Science Academy

Global Leadership Academy

Humanities Academy

Individualized Honors Program

Media Arts & Technology Academy

STEAM Academy


SLC Orientation for Prospective Parents: Wednesday, October 25, 2017,  6 PM – 8 PM, School Auditorium


Fall 2017

Greetings Prospective Parents,

Thank you to all parents who were able to attend our Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) Orientation for Prospective Parents on Wednesday, October 25th!

At this event we distributed our Reed 2017-2018 SLC placement and IHP application materials. We hope the different SLC presentations were informative, and have helped you with your middle school selection process. Please remember, our primary concern is your individual child. We know the importance of matching the academic and social opportunities of our Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) with the needs and abilities of your child. Ensuring a good match that places your child in the appropriate learning environment is our primary goal.

We hope all prospective students and parents will have an opportunity to tour our school. Tours are scheduled November 2017 through January 2018. Tour dates and the SLC Tour Sign-Up web forms are posted above.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions,

Kurtis Demski, SLC Coordinator


Debbie Vodhanel, SLC Assistant

818-487-7600 x306

SLC Checklist for Academic Year 2018-2019


Feeder Student/SLC Placement Request

Web Form: SLC Placement Request 2018-2019

(Note: Emails confirming your web form entry was received will be sent out every Friday.)


Feeder students live within Reed’s enrollment area boundaries and do not need a permit to attend Reed. These students are asked to submit an SLC Placement Request web form before the deadline: January 26, 2018. (See web form above. If you need help submitting the form, please contact our Parent Center Coordinator Myriam Arechiga, Room 106,  8 AM – 11:30 AM all school days.)

_____  Sign up for SLC Tour on website (see sign up web forms above, on this page)

_____  Submit SLC Placement Request web form on website (above) no later than January 26, 2018.

Honors placement: Feeder students identified GATE by LAUSD will be placed in an honors class within an SLC. This information will come directly to us from our LAUSD feeder schools.

Students not identified GATE who would like to be considered for honors placement must submit

  • Last 2 years of report cards showing 3s and 4s in all academic subjects (English, math, science, social studies)
  • Spring 2017 CAASPP (SBAC) test result “Exceeding Standards” in both math and English or the equivalent on a nationally normed assessment (85% total English; 85% total math)

_____  If applicable, submit necessary documents no later than January 26, 2018 to our office.

SLC Placement Requests will be processed in the order received. SLC placement notification will be sent to the email provided on March 2, 2018.


Non-Feeder Student/SAS Application

Click here for SAS Permit Application Academic Year 2018=2019

Note: The SAS Application is now available, as of October 31, 2017. We have deleted the “Intent to Submit SAS Application” web form, as it is no longer necessary. Families who previously completed this web form before October 31st have been sent the link to the SAS Application itself.  a

Applicants who do not live within Reed’s enrollment area boundaries but qualify under the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) criteria will be eligible for SLC honors classes. SAS Student Permit Applications are made available through the LAUSD GATE Office.

_____  Sign up for SLC Tour on website (see sign up web forms above, on this page)

_____  Complete SAS Application (click on link above)  and submit to Reed NO LATER THAN MARCH 23, 2018.

SAS Student Permit Application Deadline:  March 23, 2018

Deadline to Notify Parents/Guardians:  April 13, 2018

Parent Confirmation of Attendance Deadline: May 4, 2018 


IHP Applicants

Web Form: Intent to Submit IHP Application

(Note: Emails confirming your web form entry was received will be sent out every Friday.)

IHP Application

IHP Teacher Recommendation



We encourage all IHP applicants to complete either an SLC Placement Request (feeder students) or SAS Application (non-feeder students) in case they are not selected/waitlisted for the IHP.

Due date for IHP Applications is January 26, 2018.

_____  Sign up for IHP Tour on website (see sign up web forms above, on this page)

_____  Sign up for IHP Assessment on website no later than January 26, 2018 (see “Intent to Submit IHP Application” web form above)

_____  Give IHP Teacher Recommendation Form (one page, front and back) with pre-addressed, stamped envelope to your child’s current teacher/s. Teacher Recommendation Forms must be mailed directly to Reed from the teacher.

If applicant has a different teacher for math and English this year, please submit two recommendations, one for each teacher.

_____  Submit IHP Application (one page, front and back) with required attachments no later than January 26,

           Submit to:

            SLC Office

            Walter Reed Middle School

            4525 Irvine Avenue

            North Hollywood, CA 91602



Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) Brochure 2017-2018