News & Announcements

Engineering Wing Opening August 6th!
The next phase of construction will be finished on August 6th, so Cougars will have three more new state of the art buildings in which to learn for the upcoming 2014-15 school year!
Summer School Session 1 ends on Tuesday, July 15th. Session two starts on Wednesday, July 16Students were notified of their summer courses over the last two weeks. Students need to be at HHS by 7:45 a.m. Monday, June 23rd for the start of session 1.
Summer school starts on Monday, June 23rd. Students need to arrive before 8 a.m. to pick up their schedule. Classes begin at 8 a.m. Students must be on time. Students who are taking chemistry report to Leuzinger instead. Algebra 2 will now be offered at HHS and Leuzinger HS. For students still needing Algebra 2, counselors will be available on Monday for scheduling.
Mr. Eddy, Social Science teacher, is recognized for being an Outstanding Teacher for Social Justice!

Mr. Eddy, Social Science teacher, is recognized for being an Outstanding Teacher for Social Justice! Mr. Eddy was recently recognized by the Centinela Valley School Board for his dedication to social justice.
AP/Honors Parent and Student Meeting for 2014-15, Summer Assignments and Syllabi
There was a mandatory meeting for future AP/Honors students and their parents in the Media Center on Wednesday, June 11th at 6 p.m. Students were notified of their acceptance into courses during the week of June 2nd.
Summer Reading Assignments for all students! Read the attached bulletins!
All students at HHS are expected to complete a summer reading assignment. Please see the attached information regarding novels and the assignment for summer reading.
Mandarin program starting in 2014-15!
HHS is proud to announce the addition of Mandarin as a foreign language course offering beginning next school year! Please contact your child's counselor, or Ms. Waggoner at 310-263-4403 if you would like your student to enroll in Mandarin.
Guest speaker enlightens Cougars!

Guest speaker enlightens Cougars! Our guest speaker, Brendon Ayanbadejo, spoke to selected students on Tuesday, June 3rd. Students enjoyed his messages and left the hour with refreshed motivation!
Enroll now for 2014-15! Spaces are filling up fast! Open Enrollment for 2014-2015 New Students has begun! Go to www.centinela.k12.ca.us, 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.
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.
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!
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Counselors

Phyllis Buchanan

Michelle Cervana

Jack Foreman

Rony Romero

Loretta Cota

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.

Administrators

Dr. Mark Newell, Principal

Dr. Rosalyn Varee, Associate Principal

Dr. Jim Tarouilly, Associate Principal

Mr. Blain Watson, Associate Principal

Ms. Jill Waggoner, Associate Principal