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California Distinguished School

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.


SRLA 2015

Track Team 2015

ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16



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

News & Announcements

Monday, May 22nd Even Periods Bell Schedule

On Monday, May 22nd we will have an Even Periods bell schedule so students report to 2nd period at 8:00am. On Friday, May 26th we will have all periods 1-8 with early dismissal at 1:30pm.

Senior Checklist

Open the article to find a quick list of all the things you need to do. NOTE: You must be logged on to your to take the surveys

Southwest SELPA Notice of Public Hearing/AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

The Southwest SELPA Governance Council Hereby Gives Notice that a Public Hearing will be held as follows: TOPIC OF HEARING: Annual Service Plan and Annual Budget Plan for 2017-2018
El Consejo Gobernante del SELPA del Suroeste comunica por la presente que se llevará a cabo una Audiencia Pública en los términos siguientes:
Plan de Servicio Anual y Plan de Presupuesto Anual Para el año 2017-2018

Prom 2017- A Whole New World

Prom will be at the legendary OHM Nightclub in the Hollywood and Highland Center on June 3rd from 6:30-10:30 pm. Overlooking for iconic Hollywood Boulevard, OHM boasts one of the most innovative nightlife experience in Hollywood.

Tickets will be on sale from February 27th - May 12th.

Seniors: Grad Nite Information

Grad Nite will be at Disneyland Resort on Tuesday, June 6th. Please be at the buses at 8:00 am. We will return about 3:00 am the following morning. You are still expected to arrive at school on June 7th in time for the senior breakfast and graduation rehearsal. This is mandatory so have some coffee on hand!

Please text @LHSDis17 for important updates on Grad Nite.

All school rules (including dress code) are expected to be followed (additional rules for dress code are included in the attached Grad Nite Behaviors).

The following items are prohibited outside food or drink (although you may bring an empty water bottle if it is plastic), selfie sticks, markers, and masks. Additional prohibited items appear on the full list of Grad Nite Behaviors.

NOTE: All bags and backpacks will be searched and the drug dog will stop by for a visit.

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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)

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

ROCKS Points Buy Back Days
Date: 5/23/2017, 11:15 AM 11:50 AM
Location: Student Store
School Site Council
Date: 5/23/2017, 3:15 PM 4:45 PM
Location: LW_A126_Large_Conf_Room
AVID Awards Night
Date: 5/23/2017, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: CVCA
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PSAT Student Guide

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