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    #246622 - 01/17/20 11:28 AM Looking for middle school(LAUSD) for highly gifted
    Yanaz Offline
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    Registered: 01/07/20
    Posts: 21
    Loc: Los Angeles
    Is anyone familiar with a program called IHP at Walter Reed Middle school (LAUSD) ? My DS10 is in the HGA program (99.7 on NNAT3 test ) Iím thinking about this program for him ! How complicated is the entrance exam? How big is competition to get to this program ?
    Any suggestions or advice please !
    Thanks

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    #246786 - 02/12/20 08:43 PM Re: Looking for middle school(LAUSD) for highly gifted [Re: Yanaz]
    JudAU Offline
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    Registered: 08/28/18
    Posts: 27
    My son is happy there. It is challenging. We have friends who are happy at HG magnets. Unless you have already applied you have missed out but I will say they will make some 7th graders if space opens up. The families are strong.

    Admission is very competitive and they have a specific, unknown criteria. The kids seem to be high achieving, well rounded, may or may not have HG status, high if not perfect CASSP scores, and score very highly on the homemade test.

    Families are friendly, the kids are all hard working and general nice, teachers seem to enjoy their jobs.

    This is our first time in a district school and the staff is overall responsive. It is a very large campus but the academy organization makes it feel smaller than it is.

    Applicants vary form 300-700 for 70 or so seats.

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    #246788 - 02/12/20 09:13 PM Re: Looking for middle school(LAUSD) for highly gifted [Re: Yanaz]
    Yanaz Offline
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    Registered: 01/07/20
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    Loc: Los Angeles
    He is in 4th grade , we will try next year ! He has high CASSP score ! I hope he can do it and will like it! Thanks 🙂
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    #246790 - 02/13/20 10:10 AM Re: Looking for middle school(LAUSD) for highly gifted [Re: Yanaz]
    JudAU Offline
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    Registered: 08/28/18
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    Great. Be aware that most of the kids have studied in some way or fashion for this unknown, every changing test. Lot of kids go to Korean math school, or do Beast Academy, or CTY. I know several kids who are HG and considered themselves good students who didnít get in. Also, depending on what type of of school you are at, the lowest math they enter at is prealgebra which may be not be on track. Also, a number of private school kids will enter IHP because it is one of the few ways they can enter LAUSD gifted when they donít have district tests or test scores.

    My son didnít study for the test but he had studied seriously for the ISEE which he did exceptionally well on and we were able to submit those scores.

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    #246791 - 02/13/20 11:54 PM Re: Looking for middle school(LAUSD) for highly gifted [Re: Yanaz]
    Yanaz Offline
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    Registered: 01/07/20
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    Loc: Los Angeles
    Thank you for information ! We still have some time to prepare! Will try hard )
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