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ELD @ Getty Museam

LA County Teacher of Year: GENOTA

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Ankle Taping in Sports Medicine

Piano Class Performance 

Speaker: Billionaire PA 


Girls' Varsity Volleyball


MSA Rain Barrel Distribution

Link Crew

AMA Internship 

Color Guard @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Grad Night 

Animation Class

Cardinal Admin at Football Game 

Cardinals take on Hamilton

Stage Band

ELD Parent Award Night

Student Link Conference

Link Crew Leaders 

Cardinal Football 



Stage Band

LW Justice League

Cardinal College Athletes

BCA Sports Medicine @ Staples

Marching Band @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Drum Line 



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. Rosalyn Varee Tae, Associate Principal

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News & Announcements

Every 15 Minutes

Every 15 Minutes is a program created to simulate the effects of drinking and driving on the community. Based on the statistic that when the program was started in the 90's, every fifteen minutes someone was killed by a drunk driver. Lawndale High School will participate in the simulation Wednesday, March 20th - Thursday, March 21st. The program is targeted to 11th and 12th graders.

Dollar District Dance!

All the CVUHSD sites are coming together to celebrate spring! The dance will be at the Lawndale Community Center on April 12th from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Tickets are just $1 in the student store. Spots are limited!

Summer School Enrollment Deadline is March 28th

If you need to enroll in summer school, make sure to talk to your counselor before March 28th. If you miss this deadline, you will be placed on the waiting list for summer school. Click on the link for locations, dates and time.

Prom 2019

We are proud to announce that this year's casino themed prom will be at the Majestic in downtown LA on Saturday, June 1st.

Senior Website is Online!

For more information on Prom, Grad Nite, yearbooks, and graduation, visit the senior website. As pricing and more information becomes available, the website will be updated.

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Counselor's Contact Information

Mr. Daniel Swearingen
(Last names A - Cortez)

Ms. Karen Hicks
(Last names Cota- Harbin)

Ms. Lauren Birnbryer
(Last names Hargrave - Miranda, K.)

Mr. Oscar Pina
(Last names Miranda, M. - Rodriguez, M.)

Ms. Susanne Schulze
(Last names Rodriguez, O. - Z)

Mr. Fernando Romero
(Targeted Assistance Counselor)

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 in the attendance tab found under Parents or hand-write the note.

Upcoming Events

Regular Day-All Periods (8am)
Date: 3/25/2019, 8 AM 2:58 PM
Local Classrooms Funding Authority Board of Directors Meeting
Date: 3/25/2019, 6 PM
Location: District Board Room 14901 S. Inglewood Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260
Last Day to Sign Up for Summer School
Date: 3/28/2019
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