The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) prepares students to be successful in Honors, Advanced Placement, and college courses. Students may receive college credit by successfully completing Advanced Placement courses and earning a score of 3 or higher on College Board exams.
SAS builds on the vision of Taft High School for your children:
Taft Charter High School will serve our diverse student community by preparing for the 21st century through rigorous classes providing college and career readiness.
The SAS program provides academic challenges for students ready to perform at the highest level of learning. Our goal is to prepare students to become respected leaders in their communities and intelligent, productive members of society. 
Please note that as an affiliated charter school, we will not be included in the unified enrollment application for SAS programs.  If you do not live within the attendance boundaries of Taft CHS, you will now need to apply for the Affiliated Charter Application through the unified enrollment site by November 17, 2023.  If you do not apply by the deadline, the late application window will open in February 2024.  If Taft CHS is your resident school, then you do not need to apply for the Affiliated Charter Application.
All students may apply for the SAS program by completing the SAS application.  This application includes the ability to apply for AIAT, Humanitas, and SAS.  The SAS program includes both the Traditional Honors Program and the Individualized Honors Program.  In order to be accepted into the SAS program, Taft must either be your child's school of residence or they have been selected through the Taft Affiliated Charter Process before they are eligible to be accepted into the SAS program. Our SAS applications for the 2024-2025 school year is now available at the link -  Taft Special Program Applications.  
For information regarding our SAS program and other special programs at Taft, watch our informational webinar at: Webinar Presentation
Email our SAS/GATE Coordinator, Jessica Kissen, if you have any questions or concerns.