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If you have a disability and need VR services, DOR may be able to help you find work and become independent. This handbook will be your guide:


For more information or for assistance, please contact Ms. Arnwine, CTS (Career Transition Specialist) at LHS x3158

Summer Work Experience Opportunity!

Are you interested in working this summer?


What:             Summer School Work Experience

Who:              Lakewood Students with current IEP’s`

When:            June 26, 2017 – July 28, 2017



  • Must be on track to graduate and Not credit deficient
  • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be available week days from June 26 – July 28, except for July 4, 2017, Holiday - from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, depending upon site hours.
  • Cannot be enrolled in ESY or summer school classes
  • Cannot have completed previous school work experience
  • Must turn in completed paperwork by May 1, 2017
  • Must have a valid Social Security Card and ID that matches the name on the Social Security Card
  • Students entering the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2017 will receive priority; aged 16+
  • Students must be approved by case carrier and Career Transition Specialists


Qualified students will earn a minimum of $300 in minimum wage pay and 10 elective credits, both based upon attendance and performance.

For more information, please contact Ms. Arnwine or call (562)425-1281 ext. 3158.

Programs & Services at LHS

Resource Specialist Program (RSP) 

• All "General Education Classes" with one period of Strategies for Success (SFS) per day 

• SFS focuses on academic, organizational, and study skills in addition to providing support for students 

• Case Carrier helps students to focus on achieving their IEP goals as well as achieving success in their general education classes. 

• "Watch and Consult" students do not have SFS class unless needed for success in Gen Ed classes. 

Mild/Moderate Program (MM) 

• Classes have a maximum of 18 students and are usually staffed with one or more instructional aides 

• Students move from class to class for their various subjects and for their elective classes (not self-contained) 

• Students can be mainstreamed into Gen Ed classes when appropriate 

• Students are eligible to obtain jobs at the school and in the community during their 11th and 12th grade years through the "Employment Skills" classes. 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) 

• A team of dedicated teachers, instructional aides, and interpreters assist our students with hearing loss in academics and success skills.

• Many students are fully mainstreamed and are provided with interpreters for each class 

• Some students are in a self-contained classroom with a teacher, aides, and interpreters 

• D/HH students are also able to obtain jobs at the school and in the community during their 11th and 12th grade years through the "Employment Skills" classes. 



Moderate/Severe Program (MS) 

• There are four Moderate/Severe classrooms at LHS, each designed to accommodate students with unique needs and abilities. 

• Includes academic instruction in English, math, practical living skills and community-based instruction (navigating the neigh- borhood and traveling to community establishments). 

• The majority of the students in the MS program are involved in the "Best Buddies" program, which provides lunch-time activi- ties, dancing, etc with their GenEd peers. 



Some Other Services Offered per IEP 

504 Plans (Each Counselor coordinates the 504 plan for their students)

Adaptive Physical Education

Vocational education Services 

Assistive Technology

Nursing Services 

Communicatively Impaired Speech and Language

Visually Impaired (VI) Services

Counseling and Guidance Services 

In the Spotlight!

One of Lakewood's FINEST students is in the spotlight! Congrats to Maria for being an ABC 7 Cool Kid!



We are a TEAM of collaborative specialists engaging at the highest levels of integrity, diligence, and responsibility; we are self-directed role models who enhance the success and celebrate the diversity of our students, parents, and community.

Our Team!
Contact Shawn Abbate  Shawn Abbate Principal
Contact R Anderson  R Anderson ex: 3110 Counselor - ATM
Contact Ryan Burns  Ryan Burns (562) 425-1281 ex: 3204 School Psychologist - Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
Contact Deborah Caine  Deborah Caine Math
Contact Mr Calvente  Mr Calvente (562) 425-1281 ex: 3299 Department Head Special Education
Contact Toni Crawford  Toni Crawford English
Contact Mari Elam  Mari Elam Special Education
Contact Lindsay Fiske  Lindsay Fiske Staff
Contact L Gilpin  L Gilpin ex: 3120 Counselor - Odyssey
Contact Randy Gonzalez  Randy Gonzalez Special Education
Contact Nicole Hammerschmidt  Nicole Hammerschmidt Counselor
Contact KRISTEN HARKE  KRISTEN HARKE (562) 997-8000 ex: 3158 CTE
Contact Greg James  Greg James ex: 3122 3122 - Counselor
Contact Ana Juarez  Ana Juarez Teacher
Contact David Klein  David Klein Special Education
Contact Mr. Kunkle  Mr. Kunkle (562) 425-1281 ex: 3121 Counselor
Contact Cynthia Le  Cynthia Le Staff
Contact Michelle Lecours  Michelle Lecours Counselor
Contact Sylvia Lengor  Sylvia Lengor ex: 3304 Special Education
Contact Ms. Linson  Ms. Linson (562) 425-1281 ex: 3185 Special Education
Contact Doreen Millar  Doreen Millar ex: 3109 Counselor
Contact Maria Morato  Maria Morato Special Education
Contact Samantha Nguon  Samantha Nguon Special Education
Contact Robert Rea  Robert Rea Special Education
Contact Gina Sanchez  Gina Sanchez Special Education
Contact Denise Scott  Denise Scott Special Education
Contact Dan Sullivan  Dan Sullivan Staff
Contact Nancy Suzuki  Nancy Suzuki Staff
Contact Davis Towne  Davis Towne Teacher
Contact James Willert  James Willert Special Education
Contact Cara Wysong  Cara Wysong Teacher