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Academic Decathlon Team Members Mario Casillas, Jose Flores, Rolando Ruvalcava and Alex Romero Participating in an All-Saturday Competition Workshop

New Herb Garden for SCHS Culinary Arts Program planted by Sylmar Agriculture Program

New Herb Garden for SCHS Culinary Arts Program planted by Sylmar Agriculture Program
New Herb Garden for SCHS Culinary Arts Program planted by Sylmar Agriculture Program
New Herb Garden for SCHS Culinary Arts Program planted by Sylmar Agriculture Program
SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl

SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl

SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl

SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl
SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl
SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl
SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl
SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl

Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead Celebration

Day of the Dead Celebration

Homecoming 2017

Kelly Gonez, School Board Member, touring our landscaping facilities

The National Anthem being played by SCHS and Van Nuys Bands

 SCHS Band

Kelly Gonez, School Board Member, with Mr. Lee in our cafeteria

Scholar-athletes on a mission
And he's off!
First down yardage!
Scholar-athletes

Our students raise and lower the U.S. flag each day

District award

Our Auto Shop received the top High School National Recognition in Automobile Certification!  The rest of the ten schools are colleges!

College visit to Cal Tech

Some of our staff at a promotion celebration

California Scholarship Federation scholars visit the University of California-Irvine

Girls' Soccer

Nice job by our horticulture students!

Wrestling

Welcome to Sylmar Charter High School, a community of learners.  Your future starts here!  We would love to hear from you.  You can e-mail us at the bottom of the web site.

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Welcome to Sylmar Charter High School!  As a Community of Learners, Your Future Starts Here!

 

Proud Recipient of the 2017 Silver Medal Issued by U.S. News & World Report for Being One of America’s Best High Schools! 

 

This Distinction Is Earned by Only 10.3% of All Public High Schools in the Nation! 

 
Why choose Sylmar Charter High School?  If you are a student, consider joining Spartan Nation, where our dedicated teachers will challenge you to be the best you can be. Our vision for you extends well beyond the four years of high school. In fact, we are just as concerned about the grades you earn today as the decisions you will make tomorrow.  If your curiosity is piqued after perusing our web site, please stop by to visit our campus. Come see first-hand the vibrancy of a school culture that is built upon our dynamic tradition and a desire to offer a personalized education to each and every Spartan Scholar!

News and Announcements

Here Is the Superintendent's Letter to Parents Regarding the Importance of School Attendance!

As part of the District's acceleration of efforts around student attendance, Ms. Vivian Ekchian, our Acting Superintendent, has prepared a letter to all families urging every student to be present at school through the end of this week, and to return on Monday, January 8.  Copies of this letter were distributed to all students on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Historically, attendance has been lower on the days immediately surrounding winter break.  We want to reverse this trend to ensure that learning continues throughout the school year.

Sylmar Charter High Shines Again! We Earned a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report!

Today, U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the best public high schools in the United States.  These rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in fifty states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.   Sylmar Charter High earned a silver medal!

Why Choose Sylmar Charter High School?

If you are a student, consider joining Spartan Nation, where our dedicated teachers will challenge you to be the best you can be. Click on the headline to access our brand new flyers!

Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!

For the Week of 12.11.2017: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Joshua Giron, a 12th grader in our Leadership, Arts and Media Academy. Josh will be graduating this coming spring as an honors scholar-athlete. He is enrolled in three AP and Honors courses this fall, all while being a leader on the court as a basketball and volleyball team member. As his fellow teammates look up to him to bring home victories, Josh has shown how hard work leads to success on and off the court, academically and athletically. Josh is the school’s go to vocalist, participating in choir and other performances. Josh has a winning personality and has shown how dedication can lead to prosperity in life. As a Spartan, Josh is a fine example of resilience. For this honor, our scholar's name and photo will be placed on the marquee and on the home page of our web site all week. In addition, our scholar has received a special Spartan Scholar Medallion, a Sylmar limited edition tumbler, a delicious macrobar, and a free meal from Marie Callender’s Bakery. Click on the headline for photos of this week's Scholar!

Meet Our Perfect Attendance Scholars for November 2017!

For the Month of November 2017: In a concerted effort to celebrate our students' attendance accomplishments, we have a Monthly Perfect Attendance Award! Each month, we randomly select two students who have achieved a perfect attendance record throughout the previous month. The winners for November 2017 are Mariah Gutierrez and Hailie Soriano from our Leadership, Arts and Media Academy.  For this honor, they will receive several great prizes: a $10 gift card for In-N-Out Burger, a meal at Marie Callender's  Bakery, a special edition Sylmar tumbler, and a unique Perfect Attendance Medallion!  The medallion can be worn during the graduation ceremony! Click on the headline for photos of this month's Scholars!

School for Advanced Studies Is Accepting Applications! Click Here to Apply!

The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) provides high-achieving and gifted students with an academic pathway that meets the UC & CSU college requirements. SAS's enriched curriculum prepares students to be competitive college applicants. Our content-specific, rigorous instructional program simultaneously provides foundational learning skills while differentiating for diverse learners. SAS teachers collaborate to meet the social, emotional, and academic needs of students. With all the benefits of a large, comprehensive high school's electives, clubs, and sports, SAS also aims to provide the support of a close-knit community. For more information, please click on the headline to access the application. Feel free to contact Ms. Diana Delgado at (818) 833 – 3713, or visit the SAS website at http://shsadvancedstudies.weebly.com.

We Have a Club on Campus Just for You!

At Sylmar Charter High School, we offer an extensive array of clubs to keep you energized, enlightened, and engaged! Click on the file below for a list of our clubs, and get involved!

Attend Today... Achieve Tomorrow!

At Sylmar Charter High School, attendance matters! We are learners today, so that we can be leaders tomorrow! We expect all students to be present at school at least 96% of the time, which translates to no more than seven absences for the entire school year! We understand that there may be times when students will need to be absent from school. Please read our attendance policy below for more information on our attendance systems.

Seniors - Our 2017-2018 Senior Attendance Policy Is Now Available!

All Class of 2018 seniors, as a condition for participating in Senior Activities and the Graduation Ceremony, must have a record of good school attendance during their senior year. Good school attendance will be determined by the guidelines established in our Senior Attendance Incentive Program and will affect participation in the ceremony and senior activities. The Senior Attendance Incentive Program begins on the first day of school, August 15, 2017, or the first day the student enrolled into our school. All absences, both excused and unexcused, from that day forward until the end of the school year will be counted for the Senior Attendance Incentive Plan. Please click on the link for the details!

LAUSD Non-Discrimination Statement

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions) sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance. Please click on the headline for further information.

Senate Bill 1375 Required Title IX Notices for School Websites

Our Title IX Complaint Manager is Ms. Karen Williams, and she can be contacted at 818.833.3726 and/or kwlliams@lausd.net. Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at communications@lausd.net or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II, please copy and paste this link to learn how: http://bit.ly/TitleIXRequiredNotices

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