News & Announcements

SBAC Student Testing Survey 2013-14
Students, please take the survey after finishing the SBAC testing cycle.
New state testing systems start in April this year! Parents and students, please take time to visit the web links to take practice exams.
With the state of California moving away from STAR testing, there are two new formats for statewide testing. Beginning this year, 10th and 11th graders only will participate in the new formats of the statewide testing. 9th and 12th graders do not participate.
Enroll now for 2014-15! Spaces are filling up fast! Open Enrollment for 2014-2015 New Students has begun! Go to, and click on "open enrollment".
We have computers at HHS in the Student Services building to assist with registration.

Hawthorne High School offers one of the only IB high school diploma programs in the south bay area! In addition, we are proud to offer the criminal justice academy, the visual and performing arts academy, and the engineering academy. All academies provide students with a specialized pathway toward an eventual career in their field of choice. For more information about the IB program or an academy at Hawthorne High School, visit the links to the left.
Saturday School is offered this weekend!
Saturday School is offered this weekend from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a great time to send your high school student for extra tutoring and attendance recovery! We'll provide lunch for all students who attend. Also, students needing to work on E2020 can come from 8-12 and work on coursework in room 15-7.
School Site Council Meeting Monday, April 14th, 2014.
School Site Council will meet in the Science building Multi-Purpose room to update the Single School Plan at 3:15 p.m.
View our newest article from the Daily Breeze from their visit to the new MultiMedia Center! The Media Center is open to all HHS students Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please encourage your students to complete their homework in our new Media Center after school. Students need a valid school ID to enter and to use technology. Students from any high school in Centinela Valley Union High School District are welcome to use our Media Center. Computers and laptops are available for use, and students can print their assignments, projects and reports. Your students now have a safe and supervised space to study before school and after school!
Apply now for Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors courses for next school year (2014-15)!
On-line application link is below. All students who are interested in taking an AP/Honors course for the 2014-2015 school year must complete the application by Friday, March 14 at 4 p.m.!

The self-evaluation and teacher recommendation forms are available for students to pick up in Student Services at the front registration desk.
Parents, please help us enforce the attendance policies at Hawthorne High School!
School starts at 8 a.m. daily. Please make every effort to get your students to school by 7:45! Students who are late are missing valuable learning time, and they are a disruption to classrooms. See the HHS tardy policy in English and Spanish attached.
PBIS: Positive Behavioral Incentives and Supports

PBIS: Positive Behavioral Incentives and Supports Hawthorne High School is proud to be a PBIS implementation school!
English Language Adisory Committee (ELAC)
ELAC is a committee made up of mostly of parents of English Language Learners. It's main responsibility is to advise the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners.
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Phyllis Buchanan

Michelle Cervana

Jack Foreman

Rony Romero

College & Career Readiness Academies

International Baccalaureate Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Hawthorne High School is for students aged 16 to 19 and is a demanding two-year curriculum leading to final examinations and a qualification that is welcomed by leading universities around the world.

School of Manufacturing & Engineering

The Hawthorne High School of Manufacturing and Engineering is committed to providing a strong foundation in mathematics and science and developing innovators who design and implement practical solutions to meet the ever-changing societal challenges of today and tomorrow. The engineering program involves rigorous, relevant lessons that engage students with hands-on learning projects that provide high-level outcomes to interesting problems. Students are provided skill sets that are needed in this industry, bringing our students to mastery in the areas of 3-D computer design, CNC machining and robotics. The 2012 Team 207 Metalcrafters won 2nd place in the FIRST Robotics World Championship!

School of Visual And Performing Arts

The School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) identifies and nurtures the artistic instincts of our students to build a collaborative and creative community through a rigorous artistic, career technical education, and standards-based academic curriculum with a variety of artistic disciplines.

School of Criminal Justice

The School of Criminal Justice promotes knowledge of and respect for the law and will help transform students into civically responsible citizens who may become leaders in their community. Criminal Justice students will develop an understanding of ethics, morals and legal services while being exposed to experiences that explore equality, justice, discipline, awareness, community involvement, civic duties and responsibilities. The coursework will prepare students for college entry or an entry level position in the criminal justice field including: law enforcement, judicial system, counseling, correctional officers, morticians, and crime scene investigators.


Dr. Mark Newell, Principal

Dr. Karma Nicolis, Associate Principal

Ms. Elizabeth Wilson, Associate Principal

Ms. Jill Waggoner, Associate Principal