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Virgil News and Announcements
Happy Retirement, Mr. Rafferty!
Happy Retirement to Mr. Patrick Rafferty!
Thank you for being a part of the Virgil Family for 10 years!
Happy Holidays!
Photo Credit: Todd Jones, released under Creative Commons License 

Happy Holidays!

Virgil will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 22nd to Friday, January 9th. Students will return to classes and the start of the Spring Semester on Monday, January 12, 2015.
School For Advanced Studies Application
The Schools for Advanced Studies (SAS) Program offers an intensive academic articulated program in which both innovative and traditional courses are taught. The course content is modified to match the students' achievement level or capacity for learning. The SAS program is offered to Virgil resident students in Grades 6-8 who meet the criteria. Each student must be verified  as meeting one of the following three criteria:

(1) --Demonstrate ability in all four critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in their primary language.
  • Explain meanings or relationships among facts, information, or concepts that demonstrate depth and complexity.
  • Formulate new ideas or solutions and elaborate on the information.
  • Use alternative methods in approaching new or unfamiliar mathematical problems.
  • Use extensive vocabulary easily and accurately to express creative ideas.
(2) --Percentile scores of 85 or above in both total reading and total mathematics on standardized norm-reference tests
Student Outcomes
  • Continuous progress based on ability and performance
  • Accelerated student performance
  • Development of independence and self direction
  • Acceleration in a discipline or across disciplines
  • Increased use of technology for research and multi-media presentations
  • Increased participation in state and national tests and competitions
  • Success in making original contributions to a field of study
  • Early college admission
  • Grade advancement
  • Concurrent enrollment in two grades and/or college


If you are up for the challenge, apply for SAS by filling out the application and bring it to the counseling office
 
Wall Phone Issues
Posted 6/9/14


Please contact ITD (http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/286) to direct your questions/concerns related to your wall phone.

Thanks,

Mr. Baker.





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