ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

Track Team 2015

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

English AMA/US History Field Trip to Broad Stage
Date: 10/25/2016, 8:30 AM 1 PM
Location: 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
ROCKS Points Buy Back Days
Date: 10/25/2016, 11:15 AM 11:50 AM
Location: Student Store
University of San Francisco Presentation
Date: 10/25/2016, 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
Location: LW_Media_Ctr_Main
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PSAT Student Guide

PSAT Student Guide

News & Announcements

PSAT/NMSQT Wednesday Oct. 19

Who: 11th- and 10th-graders
Where: At Lawndale High School
When: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
Scholarships: Used by scholarship programs, including the National Merit® Scholarship Program, to look for eligible students.

The Great California Shake Out

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.

Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes– wherever you live, work, or travel. ShakeOut is also a major activity of America's PrepareAthon!


Start fun coding projects, such as coding messages for humanitarian
causes you care about, accessorizing a selfie, animating a dancing
monster, and create your own musical beats.

Sign up to participate at the Reception Desk in the Lawndale Office.
DATE: Wednesday, October 19th
TIME: 3:30PM - 5:00PM
LOCATION: Lawndale High School Student Union Computer Lab (B210)

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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) was created in 2008 as a small learning community for students interested in the digital media arts. It has evolved over the years, but has always sought to foster a community of learners focused on creative and collaborative project-based learning.

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