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California Distinguished School

ELAC General Parent Meeting 04/16/16


Track Team 2015

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


Registration is August 6th - 10th: Students will come in to pickup an unofficial schedule, buy their PE uniform, take ID photos, and see a counselor if necessary.

La inscripción es del 6 al 10 de agosto:Los estudiantes vendrán a recoger un horario no oficial, comprarán su uniforme de Educación Física, tomarán fotos de identificación, y verán a un consejero si es necesario.

Lawndale High School Earns PBIS GOLD Award!

The California PBIS Coalition recognizes LAWNDALE HIGH SCHOOL for successful PBIS implementation of Lawndale ROCKS Program at the GOLD level. Our school is a recipient within the California PBIS Coalition’s System of Recognition, reflecting excellence in the measurement of fidelity as well as our efforts in implementing the core features of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Lawndale HS Community sincerely appreciates the hard work and commitment toward implementing PBIS with fidelity and creating the conditions to maximize academic and social behavioral outcomes for ALL students. Congratulations again on this outstanding recognition!

DLI: Chromebook Training & Distribution for 9th and New 10th Graders

Every 9th grader and new 10th grader in the 2018-19 school year will receive a take-home Chromebook as part of our Digital Learning Initiative at Centinela Valley Union High School District. Prior to receiving the Chromebook, the student and a parent/guardian must complete a mandatory online training. 
It is highly recommended that the training course be completed prior to August registration to expedite the computer check-out process. Click on Link for more info.

Early, Walk-In Chromebook Distribution will be in the Media Center on Tuesday July 31 – Friday, Aug 3
• 7:30 – 9:30am
• 11am - 1pm
• 4:30 – 6:30pm

Registration Week Chromebook Distribution
• Wednesday, Aug 8: 10th Grade – distribute to new students
• Thursday, Aug 9: 9th grade – distribute to any students who haven’t already picked up


August 20th is the first day of school at Lawndale. All students will report to class at 8:00 am for a full day of activities and community building to learn the Cardinal Way!

El 20 de agosto es el primer día de clases en la escuela de Lawndale. Todos los estudiantes deben de reportarse a la escuela a las 8:00am, vamos a tener un día lleno de actividades y construcción de la comunidad para aprender el Camino Cardenal!

Senior Portrait Questions

If you have questions regarding appointments for Senior Portraits, please contact LifeTouch studio at (310) 542-5500, Option 1. Hours of operation are 8:30am - 3:30pm. LifeTouch studio is located at 1250 East 223rd St., Carson, CA 90745.

Summer Reading

Don forget to do your summer reading! Summer reading assignments are due on first day of school (08/20/180. Pick from the list of interesting and exciting summer books. Click on link to see the full list.

AP Summer Assignments

Taking an AP class next year? Check out when your info meetings are and what your assignments are by going to the summer assignment link:

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Lawndale HS 2017-18
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 in the attendance tab found under Parents or hand-write the note.

Upcoming Events

Date: 8/16/2018, 12 PM 1 PM
Fall Sport Information Night
Date: 8/16/2018, 6 PM 8 PM
Location: LW Cafeteria
First Day of School: Welcome back Cardinals!
Date: 8/20/2018
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