News & Announcements

Blood Drive
BCA and UCLA are co-hosting a blood drive on Friday, March 6th in the gym. Follow the link to sign up. Enter the code LDHS.
Prom - May 22nd at the Belasco Theater
The senior class of 2015 will host Prom at the Belasco Theater. The Belasco Theater is in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Built in the 1920's, it was recently restored to show off it's beautiful architecture. The theater is currently a hotspot for concerts, release parties, and can be seen in films such as Swordfish with John Travolta, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Illusionist with Hugh Jackman. We will create a beautiful, fun, and memorable night.
STD Prevention Program-March 4th
California state law requires that HIV/AIDS prevention education is taught in middle school and in high school. If comprehensive sexual health education is taught, the District shall follow state laws (California Education Code Section 51933). The District may not pick and choose topics to teach.
Measles Information
Attached below you will find more information regarding Measles.
Senior Packages
Please see the attached flyer for days and times that you can purchase your packages.
Richstone Parenting Workshops
See the attached flyer for workshops to help you help your student. Topics include social media, signs of depression, and transitioning to adulthood. Snacks and childcare will be provided.
El Camino Assessment Test (English/Math)
Any student who has submitted their application and completed their on-line orientation can take their assessment test here on campus in the College & Career Center. See Mr. Orendain in the College & Career Center for more information.
Gates Millennium Scholarship
Cardinals, do you want to go to University for free? The Gates Millennium Scholarship Application is now available at, this scholarship will pay all your university studies, any university in the nation, up to your Ph.D. Apply to the Gates Millennium Scholarship! It's due online January 14th Eastern Standard Time. Remember that you need a recommender and nominator plus your application. If you have any questions, see Ms. Rojas in the Counseling Center during Nutrition Break, Lunch of after school.
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Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Gomez and BCA Students)

Ms. Karen Hicks
(Last names Gonzalez - Maharaj and AMA Students)

Ms. Sonia Rojas
(Last names Maldonado - Penaloza and AVID & 9th Grade AVID Students)

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(Last names Perez - Z and MSA Students)

Mr. Oscar Pina
(9th Grade House and ASLA (10-12) Students)

Lorri Peterson
(Secretary - Appointments)

Sonia Villacorta
(Secretary - Appointments)

College & Career Readiness Academies

Academy of Media Arts

The Academy of Media Arts (AMA) offers students pathways in digital filmmaking, advanced acting, technical theater, commercial music and 3-D modeling and animation. Students collaborate to conceptualize, write, develop, produce and edit videos, music, theater and animation and must think critically to solve challenging, real-world problems and to negotiate and manage the creative process.

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.


Paula Hart Rodas, Principal

Dr. Eugene Kwong, Associate Principal

Richard Lohman, Associate Principal

Kendra Peterson, Associate Principal

Benjamin Wardrop, Associate Principal