Special Programs in Education at Hollywood Hills High School
At no time in our nation's history has the need been greater for a skilled workforce across many fields in order to stay competitive in an increasingly global and technological marketplace. In recognition of that need, Hollywood Hills High School, in association with instructors from post-secondary schools, professionals from the industrial and business fields, and the Hollywood Hills High School faculty, have implemented these innovative programs.
Engaging Experiences That Go Beyond the Classroom
Learning at Hollywood Hills High School reaches far beyond the classroom. Grounded in several fields, students enrolled in our Special Programs learn about a variety of disciplines, enabling them to become articulate, analytical and assertive. They are challenged by rigorous academics in a close-knit community and collaborate with faculty and guidance staff to create personalized and unique learning experiences.
AP Capstone™ is a College Board program that equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges. It cultivates curious, independent, and collaborative scholars and prepares them to make logical, evidence-based decisions.
The HHHS Career and Professional Education (CAPE) Academy transforms secondary career and technical education by ensuring that HHHS graduates receive nationally recognized industry certifications that target high-demand occupations.
The Academy combines rigorous and relevant academic curriculum with industry-driven standards.
Latinos in Action is a leadership and cultural awareness program dedicated to bridging the educational gap in the Latino community through leadership classes taught at Hollywood Hills High School and by facilitating cultural, leadership, service and educational experiences.
The NAF Academy of Finance prepares students for post-secondary education in finance-related majors as well as other courses of study that demand a strong academic foundation in math, social studies, and writing.
WISE (Wise Individualized Senior Experience) serves as a bridge for Hollywood Hills High School seniors from high school to college, work and lifelong learning.
The program enables Hollywood Hills High School seniors of all ability levels to design an individualized, passion-driven project. Projects can include, but are not limited to, internships, independent research, self-improvement, community service or cultural, artistic and performance-based.
NFTE teaches skills relevant to the real world, motivating students to stay in school. Students learn to recognize opportunities for success all around them, and graduate with the necessary presentation, leadership, and problem-solving skills for continuing their education and contributing to the economy by either running their own businesses or joining the workforce. The strong financial literacy skills that students learn help them to make and manage money.
With an emphasis on college and career readiness, VE is an in-school, live, business simulation program that offers Hollywood Hills students a competitive edge through project-based, collaborative learning and the development of 21st-century skills in entrepreneurship, global business, problem solving, communication, personal finance and technology.
Personalization for academic and social learning (PASL) represents a systemic, school-wide approach to meeting the academic and socio-emotional needs of high school students. PASL refers to the ways in which schools actively encourage students to develop a sense of belonging to the school as a whole, as well as meaningful, positive connections with adults and other students.
Watch our video which highlights some of the innovative programs at Hills!