LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

Track Team 2015

ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16

SRLA 2015

Report Student Absences

To report a student absence, please call (310) 263-3131. Please leave the following information:

  • Your student's name and ID#
  • Your name
  • Your relationship to the student
  • Reason for the absence
  • Date of absence

You may also submit an absence note to the attendance office. All phone calls or absence notes must be submitted within 3 days of the absence.

Upcoming Events

AVID Freshman Field Trip
Date: 9/27/2016, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: UC Irvine
ROCKS Points Buy Back Days
Date: 9/27/2016, 11:15 AM 11:50 AM
Location: Student Store
UC Riverside College Presentation
Date: 9/27/2016, 2 PM 3 PM
Location: LW_Media_Ctr_Main
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News & Announcements

Homecoming- Party With The Gods

Homecoming will be the week of October 3rd-October 8th! Click on the headline for all information (like running for court, ticket prices, and how to bring an off campus guest). The theme will be Party With The Gods and is inspired by the Grecian Gods and Goddesses of ancient mythology.

Back to School Night Parent Presentation

Click here to view a copy of the Back to School Night presentation from Dr. Rodas. / Haga clic aquí para ver una copia de la presentación de la Noche Volver a la Escuela del Dr. Rodas.

Get Involved!

Click here for a full list of clubs and activities on campus.

Free STEM workshops for families

Free STEM workshops for families, African American Books & school supplies can be found here. Families must register at Awakenthegreatness.org.

Richstone Parent Workshops START SEP 12TH at District Office

Have you ever wondered, "what is happening inside my teenager's mind right now?" You are not alone!
To help you be the best parent you can be, our school district has partnered with Richstone Family Center to offer you incredible parenting workshops every month for both a morning and evening class and these will take place inside the District Office Board Room.

Picture Day

Click on attached file below for more information on ordering student photos.

Senior Portrait information - please call LifeTouch 310-542-5500 and select option 3 to speak to a Senior Portrait Representative.

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Lawndale HS 2015-16
Counselor's Contact Information (Academy, Alpha, Phone Extension, and Email)

Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(BCA & Last names A - Garcia, G.)
310-263-3123    swearingend@centinela.k12.ca.us

Ms. Karen Hicks
(AMA & Last names Garcia, J. - Lopez, K.)
310-263-3122 hicksk@centinela.k12.ca.us

Mr. Oscar Pina
(9th Grade Cardinal House & ASLA (10-12))

Ms. Sonia Rojas
(AVID (9-12) & Last names Lopez, R. - Portillo)

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(MSA (9-12) & Last names Prado - Z)
310-263-3121 schulzes@centinela.k12.ca.us

Lorri Peterson
(Secretary - Appointments)



College & Career Readiness Academies

Academy of Media Arts

The Academy of Media Arts (AMA) students collaborate to produce projects to solve challenging, real-world problems while negotiating and managing the creative process.

American Sign Language Academy

The American Sign Language Academy (ASLA) prepares students to work with the Deaf Community and pursue an exciting career. American Sign Language is the 3rd most used language in the country, still, it's availability is limited. As a result, interpreters, Deaf advocates and teachers of Deaf students are in high demand.

Biomedical Careers Academy

The Biomedical Careers Academy (BCA) at Lawndale High School prepares students to take advantage of the tremendous career opportunities available in health and science. The hands-on, project-based, and problem-based curriculum engages students, allows them to explore the wide variety of health care and science career options, and equips them with knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career or further education in the biomedical sciences.

Marine Science Academy

The Marine Science Academy (MSA) prepares students for the rigors of a four-year university science and/or physical geography program, with a special emphasis on marine related issues, technology and career opportunities. This mission will be accomplished by a group of committed teachers maintaining a science-based academy in which all students are engaged and claiming ownership of their learning. Students will be provided with a solid framework in which they will feel safe to take on challenges and create their own educational opportunities.


Dr. Paula Hart Rodas, Principal

Dr. Eugene Kwong, Associate Principal

Kendra Peterson, Associate Principal

Benjamin Wardrop, Associate Principal

Miguel Taylor, Associate Principal