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IHP Information

This SLC is designed for students who demonstrate readiness to tackle a rigorous, independent learning environment which compacts and/or accelerates learning by multiple grade levels. IHP social studies and language arts curricula are augmented with studies in logic and use of high school and college texts. IHP math curricula include lecture classes in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. Higher level math tutorial opportunities are also available. IHP administers the A.P. Physics 1 exam on campus each year; last spring 17 students (81% of the class) received a score of 3 or better, the equivalent of 8 units of college credit. The IHP is the oldest, continuous program for Highly Gifted students in LAUSD (since 1970).

Feeder & Non-Feeder Applicant for the Individualized Honors Program (IHP):

The IHP does not have a residency requirement and identification of Highly Gifted by LAUSD is not necessary for admission. Applicants who have demonstrated academic achievement and ability to perform in a challenging, rigorous, and independent learning environment which compacts and/or accelerates learning by multiple grade levels are encouraged to apply. IHP applicants must take the mandatory IHP assessment in January 2016. The IHP is designed for students who:

  • are identified Highly Gifted by LAUSD or submit evidence to support possible future identification
  • excel in and look for a rigorous academic environment requiring intellectual risk
  • read and write well above grade level
  • are self-motivated and work well independently
  • demonstrate superior critical thinking skills and advanced logic and problem solving skills
  • show intellectual curiosity and a thirst for knowledge
  • have national percentile achievement test scores 97% – 99% in both English and math

The IHP permit is valid for all three years of attendance. We highly encourage IHP applicants to also complete an SLC Preference Form (feeder students) or SAS Application (non-feeder students) in the event their application is not selected for the IHP.

The due date for IHP Applications is January 29, 2016.


More information can be found in Click here for the Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) Brochure

Application materials and tour sign-up can be found on the Smaller Learning Communities home page.

Friends of Individualized Honors Program (FIHP) – website of the parent group dedicated to supporting the IHP


Kurtis Demski, SLC Coordinator

phone: 818-487-7614; email

Debbie Vodhanel, SLC Assistant

phone: 818-487-7600 ex. 306; email