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School for Advanced Studies

The John F. Kennedy School for Advanced Studies offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with enriching instruction. The classrooms utilize instructional strategies and learning experiences designed for highly motivated learners. SAS students can enroll in honors, Advanced Placement, or dual enrollment college classes. The SAS curriculum is designed to prepare students for entrance to the University of California and private schools. Students graduating from the Kennedy honors/ AP program have been competitive with students throughout the district. Top students have been accepted to UC Berkeley, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UCLA, Caltech, Stanford, and MIT.

The SAS and college counselors provide advisement to ensure that students are prepared to meet their post-secondary goals.

Early College Program
SAS students may enroll in dual-enrollment college classes during the school day. Students may earn college and A-G credits simultaneously. 
School for Advanced Studies Schedule
Advanced Placement classes are college-level classes in which the curriculum is determined by the College Board. Students are encouraged to take the Spring AP exams to qualify for college credit.

Honors and AP classes
9th Grade
  • Honors English 9
  • Advanced Biology
  • Honors Geometry or Algebra 2
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
  • AP or Honors World History

10th Grade
  • AP Biology or Honors Chemistry
  • Honors English 10
  • Honors Algebra 2 or Math Analysis/Trigonometry
  • Foreign Language
  • Physical Education
11th Grade
  • AP or Honors U.S History
  • AP English Language
  • AP Chemistry or Environmental Science
  • AP Foreign Language or Foreign Language 3
  • Math Analysis/Trigonometry or Calculus
  • Elective or AP Art History or Studio Art

12th Grade
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Government and Economics
  • AP Physics B (Trigonometry Based)
  • AP Calculus or AP Statistics
  • AP Foreign Language or elective
  • Electives

For more information contact:
Ms. Andrea Orellana Chavez, SAS Counselor
Counseling Office