450 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 217-8600
Ken Martinez, Principal
Kim M. Bruno,
Executive Artistic Director
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Marquez, Karla
College Counselor


Brag Sheet

Need letters of Recommendation?

Brag Sheet [.pdf]


College Office

LAUSD Graduation Requirements

A–G Requirements


Log in to Naviance Family Connection

Logging into Naviance:
Step 1: Click Log in with Clever
Step 2: Click Active Directory (enter Cortines)
Step 3: Enter your Schoology username and password

Need a letter of recommendation?

We require students to fill out a brag sheet before asking for letters of recommendation. DUE OCTOBER 16.

School Profiles


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best 4-year colleges and universities. Students selected as Jack Kent Cooke scholars may receive up to $40,000 per year, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to network with the larger JKCF Scholar community. The Foundation will select up to 40 applicants nationwide for this highly selective scholarship. As minimum criteria, students must:

  • Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the coming spring
  • Intend to enroll full time in an accredited 4-year college beginning the following fall
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in high school
  • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15% (SAT critical reading/math 1200+; ACT composite 26+)
  • Demonstrate financial need

To apply, visit www.JKCF.org for details. Applications are accepted September-November

More Scholarships

  • The California State PTA offers Graduating High School Senior Scholarships ($750) to recognize volunteer service by high school seniors in a school and community Due: February 1 at 5 p.m. http://www.capta.org/sections/programs/high-school-grad.cfm
  • USC Norman Topping Scholarship offers supplemental scholarships to entering freshmen based on the individual USC Financial Aid package of each scholar. Due February 13, 2015 http://sait.usc.edu/ntsaf/
  • Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship, Apply at www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships.  Due February 20, 2015
  • The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship for Young Artists provides funding for young artists to complete independent creative projects over the summer.

Scholarships for Seniors

  • Delta Kapp Gamma Society International- Grant for Students that are pursuing to become teachers.
  • Los Angeles Council of School Nurses-Scholarship for students that are pursuing nursing as a career.
  • Los Angeles Clippers Scholarship-For students entering a 4-year college.
  • Republic Services-Scholarship for college-bound LAUSD seniors, essay writing contest on a environmental topic.
  • PTA/PTSA Scholarship- Graduating High School Senior Scholarship for those students who were involved with the PTSA.

See Ms. Marquez for applications at the College Center.

Scholarship Links

  1. http://www.fastweb.com/
  2. https://www.scholarshippoints.com/
  3. https://www.cappex.com/
  4. https://www.scholarships.com/
  5. https://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app
  6. CollegeNET.com—It Pays to Think—Scholarship Contest with Weekly Winners, A Social Networking Competition for Scholarship Money:
  7. https://www.collegegreenlight.com/
  8. http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp
  9. https://www.myscholly.com/
  10. https://scholarshipowl.com/
  11. https://www.unigo.com/
  12. https://www.niche.com/
  13. Hispanic Scholarship Fund:
  14. https://hsf.net
  15. Hispanic Associations of Colleges and Universities:
  16. United Negro College Fund:
  17. http://www.uncf.org/
  18. Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund:
  19. www.apiasf.org/
  20. Financial Aid for Minority Students:
  21. http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/
  22. Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities:
  23. http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/
  24. disabled-students/
  25. MALDEF—Mexican American Legal Defense Fund Scholarship Resource for Dreamers:
  26. http://bit.ly/2KY7bnZ
  27. U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD Student Scholarship Resource Guide:
  28. http://www.fastweb.com/
  29. https://www.scholarshippoints.com/
  30. https://www.cappex.com/
  31. https://www.scholarships.com/
  32. https://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app
  33. https://www.collegegreenlight.com/
  34. http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.asp
  35. https://www.myscholly.com/
  36. https://scholarshipowl.com/
  37. https://www.unigo.com/
  38. https://www.niche.com/
  39. Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Private Universities/Colleges accept the Common Application

There are now over 500 Common Application members in 47 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and Switzerland. While they represent tremendous diversity in size, mission, location, and selectivity, they all share a commitment of promoting access through holistic admission.

   1.  Login to https://www.commonapp.org/login
   2. Click on Create an Account
   3.  Fill out login credentials and registration information
   4.  Write down     Email: _________________   Password:  __________________
   5. Then login with your username and password and begin typing your information
   6. Before submitting it have the College Counselor check it.

Every school has a SUPPLEMENTAL section that needs to be completed

Remember that deadlines vary from college to college. Make sure to go into the university's website to find out what their deadlines are. Good luck!