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California Distinguished School

ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.


Track Team 2015

SRLA 2015



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

Angelica Mejia, Associate Principal

Kendra Peterson, Associate Principal

Dr. James Tarouilly, Associate Principal

Dr. Rosalyn Varee Tae, Associate Principal

News & Announcements

Teen Book Festival

Barnes and Noble would like to invite Lawndale students to join them at their Teen Book Festival on Saturday, September 23rd.

School Site Council (SSC) Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted. We need 3 Student reps, 1 Teacher rep, and 1 Classified rep. Please forward all nominations to Dr. Rodas or Dr. Kwong.
The SSC is a group of people elected to represent parents, teachers, administration, and other staff. The SSC develops and approves the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA):
- Serves as the organizer for a school’s improvement process
- Coordinates all educational services at the school
- Addresses how categorical funds will be used to improve the academic performance of all students to the level of performance goals established by the API
- Integrates the purposes & requirements of all categorical programs in which the school participates


On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, starting at 8am, we encourage all fathers to take their children to school and stay for a few activities. Activities will include having fathers and father figures assist in morning supervision, a welcome breakfast, and other school activities. For more information about the Million Father March - Dad's Day on Campus, please contact the Lawndale Parent Center at (310) 263-3117 or submit on online reservation at

CV Adult School

Classes begin August 28, please attend the next available class.
All Classes at high schools will beheld in theParent Center.

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Counselor's Contact Information

Lorri Peterson
(Secretary - Appointments)

Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Coo)

Ms. Karen Hicks
(Last names Cop- Gutierrez. D)

Mr. Oscar Pina
(Last names Gutierrez, E.- Men)

Ms. Sonia Rojas
(Last Name Meo - Roc)

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(Last names Rod - Z)

Report Student Absences

To report a student absence, please call (310) 263-3131 or (310)263-3132. You may also submit an absence note to the attendance office.

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

All phone calls or absence notes must be submitted within 3 days of the absence. You can download the Absences Verification form by clicking here or handwrite the note.

Upcoming Events

Honor Roll Breakfast
Date: 9/20/2017, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Location: LW_Cafeteria_Main
Back-to-School Night
Date: 9/20/2017, 5 PM 8:20 PM
Location: LW Cafeteria & Media Center
Honor Roll Breakfast
Date: 9/21/2017, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Location: LW_Cafeteria_Main
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PSAT Student Guide

PSAT Student Guide