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Monday, February 27 - Collaboration Day with Late Start Schedule

Period 1 begins at 9:35am
Period 2 begins at 10:16am
Period 3 begins at 10:52am

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ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16

LW Peer Mediators recognized for their efforts.

SRLA 2015

Track Team 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

Kendra Peterson, Associate Principal

Benjamin Wardrop, Associate Principal

Miguel Taylor, Associate Principal

News & Announcements

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 1st.

Class of 2017 Sweatshirts / Jackets

Class of 2017 sweatshirts and jackets are designed by your senior board and sold through GTM Sportswear Team Store. They will ship directly to you. A portion of the profits goes toward the Class of 2017.

Seniors - Stay Eligible for ALL Activities

Make sure you are eligible for all the fun stuff we have planned for you this year (prom, Grad Nite, etc.) by reviewing the link in the full article. Avoid the No-Go list and find out what happens if you get on it. Once tickets for prom and Grad Nite go on sale, only students that are eligible will be able to purchase so in order to make sure you get the best prices, STAY OFF THE NO-GO LIST!


Our Parent Center calendar has many workshops for parents and guardians to choose from. Please visit us to gain important knowledge that will help you support your child's success in high school and beyond! Nuestro Centro de Padres tiene muchos diversos talleres y programas que los ayudarán a apoyar el éxito de sus hijos en su educación. Por favor llame a (310) 263-3117 o (310) 263-3230 para was información.

District Phone Service Disruption

We are currently experiencing an interruption of our district office and school site phone services. If you need to contact our school site, please contact us at one of the following email addresses:

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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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)

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

Black Student Union hosting Time Traveling
Date: 2/28/2017
PIQE - Session #1 LW
Date: 2/28/2017, 8 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Rooms A-212, A-213, A-214
ROCKS Points Buy Back Days
Date: 2/28/2017, 11:15 AM 11:50 AM
Location: Student Store
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Official Partner of Arts for All
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PSAT Student Guide

PSAT Student Guide