ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16

SRLA 2015

Track Team 2015

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

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

Collaboration Schedule - Late Start
Date: 8/29/2016, 8 AM 8:30 AM
Location: LW_Media_Ctr_Main
Grade-level Success Assemblies
Date: 8/30/2016, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: CVCA
BCA HeartBeat Night
Date: 8/30/2016, 5 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Cafeteria
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PSAT Student Guide

PSAT Student Guide

News & Announcements

Fall Sports Info Night

Meeting for all Fall Sports athletes and parents from 6-7p in the cafeteria on Tuesday, August 23.

Registration for returning students and New Enrollments

Registration will be closed on Monday, August 15 for district wide professional development. Enrollments and registration will resume at 1pm on Tuesday, August 16th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Students will receive their class schedule on the first day of school Wednesday, August 17.

Make up ID pictures will be on Tuesday, September 6th.


ALL STUDENTS will begin school on Wednesday, August 17th. The first day program for ALL students will run from 8:00am to 2:58pm. Even if students do not have Per 1, 2, 7, or 8, they are still expected to attend school from 8:00am to 2:58pm on August 17th

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.

Marching Band Camp

Marching Band Camp
This year is going to be the best band ever!
No Experience Necessary
9AM - 5PM
Session 1: July 25 - 28th
Session 2: August 8th - 12th
Please attend both sessions.

Annual Back to School Health & Wellness Fair

On July 30, 2016 Assemblywoman Autumn Burke will be hosting her 2nd Annual Back to School Health & Wellness Fair. This community event, which will include free health screening back packs and school supplies will be held at Jane Addams Park in the city of Lawndale. Assemblywoman Burke is hoping that you could partner with her to promote this event by sending out an eblast to your network and posting on your website and social medial platforms.

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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