Paramount High School Home


Hot Links



Ms. Lash!

This text will be replaced

PHS Master Calendar



Come support water polo by eating at Panda Express from 5-9 on Wednesday Oct. 26, at the Alondra & Bellflower location.

15909 Bellflower Blvd. Just let them know you are supporting Paramount high school and the store will donate 20% of their profits.


Stokes Educational Scholarship Program (NSA)

Agency: NSA
Education: High School
Opportunity: Scholarship
Academic Field: Computer Sciences, Computer/Electrical Engineering

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program, facilitates the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes is open to high school seniorsplanning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering. 

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees, and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You'll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. You must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter in the freshman year and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter after the freshman year. If selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition.


  • Tuition and mandatory fees of up to $30,000 per year at the college of your choice
  • Housing and travel entitlements available during summer employment (if the distance between NSA and the school exceeds 75 miles)
  • Year-round salary
  • Guaranteed continued employment with NSA after graduation
  • Annual leave, sick leave and paid federal holidays
  • Health and life insurance
  • Participation in federal retirement plans

Qualifications for High School Students
You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be eligible to be granted a security clearance.
  • Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred.
  • Must be high school senior at the time of application.
  • A minimum SAT/college board score of 1200 (600 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 600 Math) or ACT of 25
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Computer Science
NSA computer scientists work in such areas as applications programming, computer security and graphics, and the design and implementation of software involving database management systems, real-time systems, networking and distributed processing systems.

Computer or Electrical Engineering
The challenges and experiences in these areas range from pure and applied research, design, development and testing to project management and systems analysis. You will be involved in projects that focus on communication systems, computer security and networking, microprocessor applications, software engineering and optics.

How to Apply
Program applications will be accepted between September 1st and October 31st each year. Applications must be submitted online and postmarked before October 31st. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered. To apply for the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, applicants must first:

Once your resume has been submitted online, please submit the following by mail:

  • Submit a resume online during open season by visiting the National Security Agency Careers page . Under "Basic Job Search," type in the keywords "Stokes Educational Scholarship Program" and click on "Search." Select "Stokes Educational Scholarship Program" and click "Apply Now." Follow the directions as prompted.

  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher/counselor/advisor who can attest to your academic ability
  • One-page essay entitled, "I want a career at NSA because..."
  • An official transcript from your high school which indicates your unweighted cumulative GPA and class rank (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of your SAT/ACT or college board scores (required for all high school students)
  • Three (3) pages of supplemental information, if desired. This information can be anything that would enhance your application, such as an original essay, etc.

All resumes must include the following information:

  • Name
  • Full address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth
  • High school
  • Unweighted GPA
  • Preferred college major (CS, CE, EE)
  • Honors or AP courses
  • Highest SAT score for math and verbal
  • ACT scores (if taken)
  • College boards (applicable in Puerto Rico)
  • Class size and rank (if applicable)
  • Extracurricular activities
  • School activities
  • Leadership positions held

Submit your completed application package to:
National Security Agency,
9800 Savage Rd., Suite 6779
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6779
Attention: MB3, Stokes Program

For more information
If you would like additional information about the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, please contact us at the address above or call us at 1-866-NSA-HIRE or 410-854-4725.


Attention Seniors, would you like to earn $50.00?


Apply for the Elk's Student of the Month program. 


Submit an application to Mrs. Jacobo in the Counseling Office


Winners will receive a check for $50.00 and will be eligible for the Student of the Year Award and a $200 scholarship. Winners will also be expected to attend a short award meeting usually held on Monday evening at the Lodge. The Elk's club will notify you of the date and time of meeting. 


Application Deadline: IMMEDIATELY  


Don't miss out on this great opportunity. 


The city of South Gate is in need of volunteers for their Halloween Haunt 


When: Monday, October 31st


Time: 5:30pm -9:00pm


Location: Hollydale Community Park, 12221 Industrial Ave. South Gate


Students can volunteer to assist with a number of activities such as: carnival game booths, costume contests or assist in the Jumpers area.


Sign up sheet is located in the Counseling Office Lobby Area. 




Volunteer for the Paramount Halloween Carnival!  More spaces are now available. 


When: Monday, October 31st


Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm


Where: Paramount Park


Sign up sheet is located in the Counseling Lobby


Campuswide PSAT on Wednesday October 19th— Minimum Day Schedule and all Sophomores and Juniors will take this valuable assessment. Check your School Loop portal for your assigned Room.


Senior Events on Wednesday the 19th— while the 10th and 11th grade students take the PSAT, Seniors will get important info on Financial Aide, Naviance, Senior Activities and Graduation Items. This is an important day for Seniors. Also a half day as well— so be on time and be engaged.  Check your School Loop portal to see where to report.


Great California Shakeout — Thursday October 20th at 10:20— PHS and PUSD will participate in this statewide event. Be ready to practice what we would put into place in the event of an actual quake. 


Senior Portrait Make Up: Friday, October 21st in the Girls Wrestling Room (Field House): If you have not already taken a Senior Portrait, please come to the Girls Wrestling Room on Friday according to your appointment card and get a picture. These shots will be included in the yearbook, and are available to be purchased as well. More info available at the location on Friday. 


Naviance Logo-1.jpg


Meet the Deans

From left to right:

Dr. Cimino-Diaz (Seniors)
Mr. Velasquez (Juniors)

Mr. Pena (Sophomores)


CEotY 2016.jpg

Senior Campus (10-12)

Greg Buckner, Ed.D.
14429 Downey Ave
Paramount, CA 90723
562.602.6099 (fax)

Assistant Principal,
Operations & Finance: 
Damon Dragos, Ed.D.

 Assistant Principal,
Curriculum & Instruction:
Anna Yasuhara

Assistant Principal,
Elizabeth Becerra

Assistant Principal,
Edgar Ortega

School Administrative Assistant:
Yolanda Velasquez

West Campus (9)


Elizabeth Salcido

14708 Paramount Blvd
Paramount, CA 90723
562.602.8075 (fax)

Assistant Principal

Yvonne Rodriguez, Ed.D.

Assistant Principal

Gwen Yates

Assistant Principal

Andrea Aguilar-Nuno Ed.D.

School Administrative Assistant:
Maria Prado