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 muliple array of courses. These courses range from Honors and Advance Placement classes to Mulitmedia, Culinary Arts, Performing Arts and Leadership in Teaching classes.
I am the 11th and 12th grade counselor for the students in the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) program. SAS has two counselors that work collaborateively to make sure that every student's needs are being met. Having over 35 years of professional educational experience, I am fully committed to each and every one of my counselees' 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.
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 the challenging and stimulating college-preparatory enviornment with the skills neeeded to achieve success at a 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 goverment 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 10 years ago, many of our students have been accepted and have attended the major universities and colleges throughout the United States. We currently have students at Harvard, Columbia, UC Berkeley, UCLA, USC and George Washington University, to name a few.
SAS applications are available during the Spring and there is always a waiting list, so get your applications in early (Ms. Ross 9th/10th grade SAS counselor)! I hope you will join our Sheik Family and experienc how very special it is!