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California Distinguished School

Grad Night 

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Color Guard @ Hermosa Beach Parade

Cardinal College Athletes

Ankle Taping in Sports Medicine

College & Career Center

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AMA Internship 

ELD @ Getty Museam

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ELD Parent Award Night

LA County Teacher of Year: GENOTA

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Cardinals take on Hamilton

LW Justice League

Animation Class

Girls' Varsity Volleyball

Cardinal Admin at Football Game 


Cardinal Football 

Marching Band @ Hermosa Beach Parade


Piano Class Performance 

Student Link Conference



Speaker: Billionaire PA 

MSA Rain Barrel Distribution

BCA Sports Medicine @ Staples


Link Crew Leaders 



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. Alma Castro, Associate Principal

Veena Gogate, Associate Principal

Dr. Mark Hill, Associate Principal

Dr. Rosalyn Varee Tae, Associate Principal

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News & Announcements

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.

Online Registration for 2019-2020

ALL returning 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students must complete their Online registration in PowerSchool starting on Monday, July 29th. Information on how to access Powerschool is available for pick up on Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd between 8:00 am - 3:30 pm in the Lawndale HS Media Center. You need to verify current address and emergency contact information. Parents can use school computers to complete the registration process.

TODOS los estudiantes que regresan al 10º, 11º y 12º grado deben recoger un paquete de inscripción ’InfoSnap’ en las siguientes fechas y horarios. Del lunes 29 de julio al viernes 2 de agosto entre las 8:00 am y las 3:30 pm en el Centro Multimedios de la preparatoria Lawndale HS. Ustedes verificarán su domicilio actual y contactos de emergencia. Los padres de familia pueden usar las computadoras de la escuela para completar el proceso INFOSNAP.

Summer Enrichment/Reading

Read one book of your choice or pick one from the reading list on our school
website this summer. Once you have finished reading, complete one project
from the back of this flyer and submit it on the first day of school. Rewards
will be given for those that complete the challenge. Ready, Set, Go!

2019-20 Summer Reading Program

Our summer reading program for the 2019-20 school year will reward students for reading any novel of choice and completing a project! Students can submit projects to their English teacher during the first week of school in August. We encourage students to check out books from the Media Center, borrow from the public library, or ask teachers for book recommendations! Also, students are free to choose any genre, title, or author, so long as the book's reading level matches his/her capabilities. We hope that you all find this as an opportunity to find the joy in reading again! Please contact the English Department Chair, Ms. Lee, via email at if you have any questions. Happy reading!

AP Summer Assignments

If you are taking an AP course for next year, please refer to the google sheets for your assignments, info meetings, and other important information.

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.

ASVAB Career Exploration for 10th Grade

Our 10th grade students are invited to take the ASVAB Career Exploration assessment on Thursday, May 30th. There will be a morning session starting at 7:50am and an afternoon session at 11:50am. Students taking this assessment will learn about their strengths and have an opportunity to explore careers based on their interests. Students will receive reminder call slips to let them know which session they will be testing in. Take advantage of this great opportunity.

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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

Collaboration Day - Late Start (9:35am)
Date: 8/26/2019, 9:30 AM 3 PM
Location: 14901 S. Inglewood Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260
Girls' Volleyball @ Centennial
Date: 8/26/2019, 3 PM 5 PM
Location: 2606 N. Central Ave Compton, California 90222
10th Grade Parent Meeting (Cafeteria)
Date: 8/27/2019, 7 PM 8:30 PM
Location: 14901 S Inglewood Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260, USA
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