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News and Announcements

Introducing Our Latest Exceptional Spartan Scholar Honoree!

We are extremely proud to announce our most recent Exceptional Spartan Scholar Honoree, Imanol Tabares, an 11th grader in our Math-Science Magnet School! Imanol was nominated by Ms. Kim for being awarded through QuestBridge’s prestigious College Prep Scholars Program. As a QuestBridge College Prep Scholar, Imanol will receive specialized guidance applying to QuestBridge College Partners, which include: Brown University, M.I.T., Stanford, Yale, and other prestigious schools. College Prep Scholars also receive and invitation to a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference, as well as all-expense-paid campus visits to College Partner schools. In addition, Imanol will also receive a college admissions mentor from Amherst College. For this honor, Imanol has received several great prizes, including a $20 gift card to In-N-Out Burger, a special medallion, and a commemorative certificate. Congratulations Imanol! Click on the headline to see a photo of our scholar!

Here Is Our Smarter Balanced Testing (SBAC) Schedule!

The Smarter Balance Field Test, a statewide testing program, is governed by the California Education Code and regulations adopted by the State Board of Education. The state requires all grade 11 students to take the Smarter Balance Field Test in Spring 2016. Click on the headline for a copy of this testing schedule!

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

Sylmar High School has a new "School for Advanced Studies" program that is currently accepting applications. We offer differentiated instruction for gifted learners, GATE-trained teachers and opportunities for growth for all students. For the SAS program, your child does not need to be identified as Gifted and Talented but he/she does need to meet specific requirements. For more information, please visit the SAS website at http://shsadvancedstudies.weebly.com.

Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!

For the Week of 05.02.2016: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Abraham Herrera, an 11th grader in our School of Leadership and Public Service. Abraham was nominated by Mr. Silletti. Abraham is the highest performing student in all of the Computer Science classes. He is consistently at the top of the Excel spreadsheet that ranks all the students by their total points. He is a role model and sets the bar high so that other students can reach for the stars. Besides being a Scholar with Academic Goals, he is a superb tennis player on the Sylmar Tennis team and even competed in the City playoffs. Abraham is a class act and a real winner. Congratulations, Abraham! 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, each scholar has received a special Spartan Scholar Medallion, a ticket to Northridge Skateland, a Sylmar limited edition tumbler, and a free meal from Marie Callender’s Bakery.Click on the headline for a photo of this week's Scholars!

Meet Our Perfect Attendance Scholars for March 2016!

For the Month of March 2016: In a concerted effort to celebrate our students' attendance accomplishments, we have a Monthly Perfect Attendance Award! Each month, we select two students who have achieved a perfect attendance record throughout the previous month. The winners for March 2016 are Bryant Pena and Raphael Perez-Magallon, from our School of Business, Technology and Design. For this honor, they will receive several great prizes: a $20 gift card to Vallarta, a meal at Marie Callender's Restaurant, 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!

Saluting Our Fall 2015 Spartan Scholars: The Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony!

It is with great pride that we announce the recipients of the highly prestigious Fall 2015 Principal's Honor Roll! These 270 scholars earned grade point averages of 3.600 or higher, with no marks of “D,” “F,” or “U” on their final report cards. Mr. Lee addressed these scholars and their families during the Principal's Honor Roll Assembly, which took place at 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 18, 2016, in Spartan Hall. During the Principal's Honor Roll Assembly, each student was awarded with an honor roll medallion, a certificate signed by Mr. Lee, and a certificate for a meal at Marie Callendar’s Restaurant. The list of honored recipients is currently posted along our Hall of Scholars in the Main Building. Congratulations, Spartan Scholars! We salute you!

Presenting the Fall 2015 Perfect Attendance Awards!

For the Fall 2015 Semester: It is with great pride that we announce the recipients of the highly prestigious Fall 2015 Perfect Attendance Awards! These 125 scholars maintained absolutely perfect attendance last semester. They did not miss a single class period! They will be receiving a special medallion and a certificate commending them for this wonderful accomplishment. The list of honored recipients will be posted along our Hall of Scholars in the Main Building. Congratulations, Spartan Scholars! We salute you!

Presenting Our Staff with Perfect Attendance for March 2016!

For the Month of March 2016: It is with a sense of great pride that we honor the 86 Sylmar Family members who had perfect attendance for the month of February! Each and every member of this distinguished group has earned a special card from Marie Callender’s Restaurant & Bakery, which entitles the honoree to a special discount! Click on the file to see all of our honorees!

Sylmar High School's Attendance Is on the Rise!

Update as of 05.02.2016: Our 2015-2016 attendance rates are on the rise! The attached file summarizes our current attendance data. Included in these data are several exciting analytics, so please take a moment and review our data!

Suspension of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

The District will be granting diplomas to 12th grade students who completed all graduation requirements except passing the CAHSEE. A new website – achieve.lausd.net/cahsee – contains detailed information and a link to an online application. Former students can also email cahsee@lausd.net or call the District’s CAHSEE hotline – 213.241.8744 or 213.241.1081 – for assistance.

Attention Spartan Scholars! Here Is the Information on the New SAT and the ACT!

College Center Update! The new Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is May 07, 2016, and the registration deadline is April 08, 2016. The next American College Test (ACT) is April 09, 2016, and the registration deadline is March 04, 2016. Fee waivers for the SAT and the ACT are available through Ms. Kim in the College Center in Room 1. Use this link for up-to-the-minute information on the new SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org. Take practice tests for the new SAT here: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat.

Presenting Our Brand New Graduation Packets for the Class of 2016!

Seniors, our contact at Herff Jones is Mark Satterfield. His phone number is 818.224.4925, his fax number is 818.888.4699, and his e-mail address is msatterfield@herffjones.com. The address to Herff Jones is 6433 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Box #163, Woodland Hills, CA 91303. See what is available by perusing the attached file!

We Have a Club on Campus Just for You!

At Sylmar 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 all of our clubs, and get involved!

Attend Today... Achieve Tomorrow!

At Sylmar 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 2015-2016 Senior Attendance Policy Is Now Available!

All Class of 2016 seniors, as a condition for participating in 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 18, 2015, 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!

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