Hollywood High School

WELCOME TO THE WORLD FAMOUS HOLLYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL - HOME OF THE SHEIKS! Apply for lunch online at www.myschoolapps.com - Register for your Parent Portal account at parentportalapp.lausd.net to monitor your child's assignments and grades on Schoology. Remind students to use their ALEKS account to practice math and their AR and NewsELA account to practice reading and writing.
Mr. Raul Grijalva » Counselor


World Famous Hollywood High School is full of great opportunities and diversity. Our school offers fantastic teachers and staff who have been committed to our students for many years. We offer several academic pathways with a multiple array of courses. These courses range from Honors and Advanced Placement classes to Multimedia, Culinary Arts, Performing Arts and Leadership courses.

I am the Academic counselor for the students in the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) program. Having over 43 years of professional educational experience, I am fully committed to each and every one of my over 350 students and their academic goals. I understand the importance of having students take challenging academic courses and encouraging them to participate in a variety of extracurricular school activities. Our students are highly involved in Athletics, Clubs, Student Government and Leadership. A well-rounded student will enhance their opportunities to attend a University when they graduate from Hollywood High School.

The School for Advanced Studies program is an extremely popular and competitive academic program that offers a challenging rigorous curriculum with leadership opportunities. It is an LAUSD program that helps support the development of Gifted and Talented students. Students graduate from our challenging and stimulating college-preparatory environment with the skills necessary to achieve success at the University level.

Every year, many of our students have been selected for Boys and Girls State (a week-long summer program which is sponsored by the American Legion Post 43). They participate with the top 500 Juniors in all of California in a 7 day all-expenses paid educational trip to a college campus. They learn the duties, rights, and responsibilities of American government and citizenship.

SAS students annually receive major Alumni Scholarships during our Achieve The Honorable ceremony. SAS students often become the Valedictorian and/or the Salutatorian of Hollywood High School. These are the top two graduating students who have the highest grade point averages in their class.

Since the program's inception over 15 years ago, many of our students have been accepted and have attended many of the major universities and colleges throughout the United States. We  have had students attend Yale, Harvard, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC and George Washington University, to name a few.

SAS applications are available during the Spring semester on the eChoices LAUSD website. I hope you will join our very special Sheik Family Experience!