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MERIT -Current LHS Students Only

The Merit Scholars Pathway equips students with the skills, knowledge, and motivation to bring positive change in themselves and the world through a rigorous Advanced Placement Capstone course of study.

This Pathway is not available for School of Choice. Only current students at Lakewood High are part of the Merit Scholars. 

  • Class of 2024
  • Class of 2025
  • Class of 2026 
  • Class of 2027

Through the integration of experiential service-learning programs, Merit students explore and act on critical issues impacting their communities and world.  Upon successful completion of the Merit Scholars course of study, students will not only be more competitive, but will be problem solvers in their collegial and professional pursuits. 


MERIT Lead Teacher
Mrs. McDaniel

MERIT Scholars Counselor
Ms. Troisi

MERIT Administrator
Ms. Merlo

Pathway Coordinator
Sra. Frayre

College & Career Advisor
Ms. Gildon

Nondiscrimination Statement: The Long Beach Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, religion, race or ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

For questions or complaints, contact Equity Compliance Officer: Steve Rockenbach, Director of Employee Relations,1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8220, and Title IX Coordinator: Kimberly Dalton, Director of Human Resource Services, 1515 Hughes Way, Long Beach, CA 90815, 562-997-8108, and 504 Coordinator: Jenny R. Acosta, Program Administrator, 2221 Argonne Ave, LB 90815, 562-986-6870,