Mr. Howard Larsen

Mandarin Teacher

Chinese is particularly fascinating because of its beautiful handwriting, melodic spoken language, and poetic phrasing.

Brenda Talaro

Ms. Talaro earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Mathematics at Saint Lomis College and Baguio Central University in the Philippines. She has more than twenty years of experience teaching and has been with LAUSD since 2007. She enjoys teaching Honors Algebra and Honors Geometry at Cinematic Arts and Creative Technologies (CACT) Magnet at Helen Bernstein High School. Ms. Talaro uses Digital Springboard and Schoology for students to share ideas and collaborative learning. Ms. Talaro will be using a Cross-Curricular Project which makes learning math more interesting and fun while integrating core subjects for an enhanced learning experience.

Ms. Jarin Islam

Welcome to CACT Magnet.

Mr. Alejandro Ramirez


It is my pleasure to invite you to become one of the newest members of the Cinematic Arts and Creative Technologies Magnet family. I am extremely pleased that you and your family are considering choosing us as your academic home. Here at CACT we are dedicated to ensuring that you have a successful academic and extracurricular experience. Here you will be able to balance a strong academic curriculum while pursuing your dreams of being a filmmaker, computer scientist, photographer or graphic designer. Our school has a warm family atmosphere where teachers and students alike strive for academic excellence and a strong connection to our community. At CACT we believe that every child can succeed and we are here to ensure that your potential is fully realized. Please feel free to stop by and visit our campus at anytime.

Helen Bernstein High School

1309 N Wilton Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90028