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California Distinguished School

Track Team 2015

ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

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.

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


As follow up from our success assemblies, we have included the link to the Inky Johnson video that was shown as well as to the survey. All students will receive 10 cardinal points for filling out the survey.

Financial Aid Workshop for Students AND Parents led by COUNSELORS!

ATTENTION SENIORS: Join us on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 6:00pm for a Financial Aid Workshop at Lawndale High School. Hawthorne High está ofreciendo un taller de ayuda financiera a TODOS los estudiantes del grado 12 y sus padres, el jueves 16 de Nov de 6:00pm-8:00pm. en el Media Center. Obtenga una ID de FSA en

Senior Parent Meeting

There will be a senior parent meeting on Wednesday, October 25th starting at 6:00 pm in the Lawndale Cafeteria. College and graduation information as well as senior expenses will be covered. Herff Jones (that sells caps and gowns and class rings) will be on campus before the parent meeting starting at 2:00 pm and on October 28th from 9:00-11:30 am.

Saturday School Sign Up

Saturday School is on December 2 and 16, 2017 from 8am to 12:30pm in the Media Center. Please sign up by clicking on the link

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Counselor's Contact Information

Lorri Peterson Quintana
(Secretary - Appointments)

Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Coo)

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

Ms. Sonia Rojas
(Last Name Gutierrez, E. - Men)

Mr. Oscar Pina
(Last names 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

Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School
Date: 11/20/2017
Location: Lawndale
Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School
Date: 11/20/2017 11/21/2017, 11:59 PM
Location: Lawndale
Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School
Date: 11/21/2017
Location: Lawndale
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PSAT Student Guide

PSAT Student Guide