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News and Announcements

Sylmar High School Will Undergo the Accreditation Process in March 2015!
District high schools undergo an accreditation process under the auspices of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is a six-year accreditation cycle, guided and assisted by a self-study, visit, and follow-up. The WASC accreditation process validates the integrity of a school’s program and student transcripts and ensures for the benefit of colleges, universities, and the community at large that graduating students have mastered a particular body of knowledge.
Sylmar High in the News: Mr. List’s Horticulturists Are Cultivating a Green Revolution
Our exceptional horticulture teacher, Mr. Steve List, was featured in the Daily News on December 31, 2014. You can read the full article by clicking on the link below, or by going to
Introducing Our Brand New Zone of Choice Video: Why Sylmar High School?
So why should you attend Sylmar High School? Watch this brand new video, which was produced in its entirety by our students, and see for yourself!
Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!
This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Arnoldo Gonzalez, a 12th grader in our School of Business, Design, and Technology. Arnoldo was nominated by Ms. Kuraner. He is an excellent student, and he always goes out of his way to help others. He has been very willing to help out students who are currently learning English, as well. Congratulations, Arnoldo! For this honor, our scholar's name will be placed on the marquee all week. In addition, our scholar will receive a special edition Sylmar High tumbler and the highly coveted Sylmar High football! Finally, as if that's not enough, our scholar will receive a certificate for a free cheeseburger, fries, and a slice of pie from Marie Callender’s Bakery!
Meet Our Perfect Attendance Scholar!
In a concerted effort to celebrate our students' attendance accomplishments, we have a brand new Attendance Incentive Program: the Monthly Perfect Attendance Award! Each month, we will be selecting one student who has achieved a perfect attendance record throughout the previous month. The winner for December 2014 is Nanely Cifuentes, a 12th grader in our Math-Science-Technology Magnet School. For this honor, Nanely will receive several great prizes, as shown on the attached photo: a $50 gift card for Vallarta Supermarkets, a roller skating admission ticket, a special edition Sylmar tumbler, and a unique Perfect Attendance Medallion! The medallion can be worn during the graduation ceremony in June! Congratulations, Nanely!
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!
Saluting Our Spring 2014 Spartan Scholars: The Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony!
It is with great pride that we announce the recipients of the highly prestigious Spring 2014 Principal's Honor Roll! These 188 scholars (yes, 188!) earned grade point averages of 3.600 or higher, with no marks of “D,” “F,” or “U” on their final report cards. Mr. Lee will be addressing these scholars and their families during the Principal's Honor Roll Assembly, which is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, in Spartan Hall. During the Principal's Honor Roll Assembly, each student will be awarded 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 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 December 2014!
It is with a sense of great pride that we honor the 86 Sylmar Family members who have had perfect attendance for the month of December! Each and every member of this distinguished group has earned a Teacher Appreciation Card from Marie Callender's Bakery, which entitles the honoree to a special discount! Please click on the file below to see all of the names of our honorees!
Guidelines for the Sylmar High School Computer Laboratory (Room 1)
The Sylmar High School Computer Lab (Room 1) is a busy, busy place, which is wonderful! There is a lot of exciting research taking place each and every day! We are indebted to Mr. Edson Karratti for his diligence and professionalism in keeping this lab humming and operational. Please click on the file below for the guidelines for the use of the Computer Lab. Thank you for your cooperation and support as we attempt to cultivate a climate of responsibility, respect, and academic readiness at Sylmar High School.
The District Has Identified an Issue that Has Impacted the Transcripts of Our Students
This issue was caused by the implementation of a new student information system. As a result, all of our seniors will be receiving the attached letters via mail. These letters identify the plan to address issues with student transcripts as it relates to submitting GPA and class ranks for college admission. Attached, you will also find a letter that is being sent to California public university systems and other public and private organizations of higher education.
Presenting Our Brand New Graduation Packets for the Class of 2015!
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 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!
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.
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