SRLA 2015

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16


Track Team 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

Universal Human Rights Month
Date: 12/2/2016
Jet Propulsion Lab Invention Challenge Finals
Date: 12/2/2016, 7 AM 3 PM
Location: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA
MESA UCLA Engineers in Training
Date: 12/2/2016, 7:30 AM 2:30 PM
Location: 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA
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News & Announcements

Canned Food Drive

Lawndale High School is collecting cans and other non-perishable foods for the Salvation Army this holiday season. Fourth period classes will be competing to collect the most items. The class that wins will win a pizza party. All cans will be collected by December 14th.

For your convenience. you may drop off cans to the ASB students at the front desk from 7:30-8:00 am from December 5th-December 9th. They will record your name and cans and give credit to the correct 4th period teacher.

Post pictures of yourself or your class with your donations with #LawndaleCares and tag LawndaleASB on instagram for a chance to win a prize.

Winter Formal - An Enchanted Evening

Class of 2018 proudly announces the Lawndale Winter Formal. The theme will be Enchanted Evening. It will be held in the cafeteria on Saturday, January 28th from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale starting December 5th.

Please click the news article for information on bringing an off campus guest, ticket prices, or running for Winter Formal Court.

Canned Food Drive 11/28-12/14

Lawndale High School is partnering with the Salvation Army to feed those in need this holiday season. Please bring your canned goods or other non-perishable items to your 4th period class. The class to collect the most items wins a pizza party!

Football Playoff Semifinal vs. Paraclete High School

Lawndale Cardinals will be taking on the Paraclete Spirits on Friday, November 25th at 7:00p @ Antelope Valley College. Tickets at the gate costs $10 General Admission and $5 Students with valid school ID. Ticket booth opens at 6:00p. Directions and information below.

Daily Breeze Feature

The Daily Breeze posted a nice article on our football seniors Steven Almada and Destond Hall. Check it out when you have time.

Biomedical Careers Academy and Club Host "Listen"

FREE screening of "LISTEN" on Thursday, 11/17 at 6pm in the cafeteria
The purpose is to demonstrate how we can improve the mental wellness of our communities through active listening. The catalyzing event is screening our film LISTEN across Canada and the US in Fall 2016. It will be 100% free for people to attend.

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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.)

Ms. Karen Hicks
(AMA & Last names Garcia, J. - Lopez, K.)

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)

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