SLC's Descriptions
This program, established in 1981, is located adjacent to the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park and is ten minutes by shuttle bus from the main campus. Students have the opportunity to excel in a highly academic curriculum with emphasis on animal studies and biological sciences, while observing and conducting research at the zoo facilities and in the nearby park and museums.

The teachers, counselors, administrators, and supporting staff of the Freshman Academy strive to create a community of successful critical thinkers and life-long learners that are actively involved in evaluating, refining, and improving their own performance, expectations, and goals toward academic success. Through a high level of concentrated support toward student achievement, the Academy teaches, encourages, and motivates freshmen students to become independent learners that are better prepared to comprehensively choose a future Small Learning Community in their tenth grade year. In addition, they are counseled and supported toward developing life-long learning goals that include their completion of high school and receiving their diplomas as well as promoting their consideration toward a post-secondary college or university, technical school, or other areas of interest and opportunity.

The HGM program was established in 1989 for students who have a measured IQ of 145+ and is designed to provide an academically challenging, college preparatory program. The 317 students in grades 9-12 study a stringent, rigorous curriculum commensurate with the most demanding of public or private schools in the country. The HGM student is a well-rounded individual whose emotional, intellectual and physical success is fostered by involvement in the regular high school and community. These students have gained immeasurably by interacting in a culturally diverse, urban high school. The program seeks to prepare students to thrive in the most demanding of university environments. Students display a variety of interests in their extracurricular activities and academic directions.

Funded by a California Partnership Academy grant from the California Department of Education, the Home Engineering Academy specializes in the Construction and Building Trades.  The newly revitalized Construction Technology Lab (formerly the Wood Shop) is the headquarters for the academy.  In addition to a comprehensive, college preparatory program of classes, our students will take at least two years Construction Technology, then they will be a part of various job shadowing, mentoring and work experience programs.  Further our students will be involved in groundbreaking Service Learning programs in helping our community.  The Home Engineering Academy is supported by the LAUSD Facilities Division, the Regional Occupational Program, the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, United LA, Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles, Monster House, UCLA-LOSH, ACE Mentors, John Laing Homes, “We Build”, and more.

The School for Advanced Studies is an Honors/AP program composed of identified and unidentified gifted students, as well as talented and high-ability students that show an interest in an accelerated curriculum. Courses in the SAS curriculum will go beyond a standard, high-quality instructional program by treating particular themes and using hands-on, apprenticeship-style practicums in addition to a standard didactic approach. Students will take required and elective courses and will a have access to the many academic and extracurricular opportunities at NHHS. 

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5231 Colfax Avenue
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Phone: (818) 753-6200 - Fax: (818) 508-7124
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