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California Distinguished School

SRLA 2015

Track Team 2015


LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

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

Class and ASB Officer Applications

If you are interested in running for a class or ASB officer position, please fill review the election packet, fill out the google form, and turn in the contract by April 11th.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6pm

Pursuant to California Education Code Section 47605, the Centinela Valley Union High School District (CVUHSD) will hold a public hearing on the Opportunities for Learning petition to establish a charter school at the Board of Education meeting scheduled on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. located at:
CVUHSD District Office Board Room 14901 Inglewood Avenue Lawndale, CA 90260
The public may appear before the Board at the public hearing and speak about the petition.
For more information, please contact Dr. Stephen Nellman, Director of Student Services, at (310) 263-3214.

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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

PIQE - Session #6
Date: 3/28/2017, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Location: A-212, A-213, A-214
ROCKS Points Buy Back Days
Date: 3/28/2017, 11:15 AM 11:50 AM
Location: Student Store
LW Softball/Baseball vs. Santa Monica
Date: 3/28/2017, 3 PM 5 PM
Location: Softball/Baseball field
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