SRLA 2015

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

Track Team 2015


ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16

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

9th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast
Date: 1/17/2017, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Cafeteria
10th Grade Honor Roll Breakfast
Date: 1/18/2017, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Cafeteria
AMA Dramatic Prod Field Trip Screenwriting Workshop
Date: 1/18/2017, 8:30 AM 2:15 PM
Location: 12515 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista, CA 90066
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News & Announcements

Children's Dental Center for Dental Screenings

Children's Dental Center holds once a year a 1 day Event for Free Dental care for Children 17 years and under providing dental screenings for our student's. (Click here for the flyer). This year's Event is February 4th 2017. PLEASE help spread the word to our families and students for this great event. The appointments book up really fast.

Media Center Behavior Contract

Our Media Center is a wonderful space for students to study and learn. The study areas provide an ideal location for academic growth and the Computer Lab is also available for doing research and completing homework assignments. The Media Center is open from 7am - 7:30pm Monday through Thursday and 7am - 5:30pm on Friday. There are certificated teachers available to help students in the Media Center from 3:30pm to 6pm Monday through Thursday. There are numerous uses of the Media Center we want ALL students to take advantage of but we must remember that use of the Media Center is a p rivilege, not a right. Students must exhibit ROCKS behavior at a ll times or their privilege will be revoked. Starting second semest er, eachstudent is required to have a signed copy of this contract on file in order to use the Media Center. You will have until Tuesday 1/17/17 to turn in this document into the Media Center, if you do not have a signed copy on file by this date you will be denied use until it is received.
Nuestro Centro de Comunicaciones es un espacio maravilloso para que los estudiantes estudien y aprendan. Las áreas de estudio proporcionan un lugar ideal para el crecimiento académico y el laboratorio de computación también está disponible para hacer la investigación y completar las tareas. El Centro de Comunicaciones está abierto de 7am a 7:30pm de lunes a jueves y de 7am a 5:30pm el viernes. Hay maestros certificados disponibles para ayudar a los estudiantes en el Centro de Comunicaciones de 3:30pm a 6pm de lunes a jueves. Existen numerosos usos del Centro de Comunicaciones que queremos que TODOS los estudiantes aprovechen, pero debemos recordar que el uso del Centro de Comunicaciones es un privilegio, no un derecho. Los estudiantes deben exhibir comportamiento de ROCKS en todo momento o su privilegio será revocado. A partir del segundo semestre, se requiere que cada estudiante tenga una copia firmada de este contrato en el archivo para usar el Centro de Comunicaciones. Tendrán hasta el martes 1/17/17 para entregar este documento en el Centro de Comunicaciones, si no tiene una copia firmada en el archivo en esta fecha se le negará el uso hasta que se reciba.

AMA Insider

Attached you will find the most recent edition of the "AMA Insider", our digital newsletter for the Academy of Media Arts at Lawndale High School.

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

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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