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Prom 2017

Prom 2017

Some of our staff at a promotion celebration

California Scholarship Federation Students of all grades levels get visit to University of California Irvine

CSF Group 1 on a tour of UC Irvine

CSF Group 2 on a tour of UC Irvine

Girls Soccer

Agriculture and Floriculture students making flower arrangements for spring break

Award-winning Landscape and Agriculture Programs

Group project's final touches before class presentation

Learning their song to present in harmony

Music Classes: Keyboarding, Guitar, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Music History, Choir

College Office ready to assist students, working hand-in-hand with Project Grad, ETS (CSUN), ECOP (UCLA), LAMC, and College Summit

All set up and ready for our semi-annual Red Cross Blood Drive.  So many volunteers!

Leadership taking the lead in Blood Drive

Semi-Annual Red Cross Blood Drive

Nice job by the Horticulture students!

The Spartan Sprinters 

Track meet at Kennedy HS

Studying American Literature and getting their presentations ready

Look at their height over the hurdles

Chemistry Gas Lab Toy Project

Getting ready for another class presentation

Distance Running

Track meet at Kennedy

Coach Rivera said he was not smiling, but gritting his teeth. You decide.

Chemistry Gas Lab Toy Project

Is that a Curve Ball? Go Spartan Baseball

2017 JV Baseball

Looks like you're up to bat.

Under the lights ....

Looks like a strikeout is on the way

Strategy session on how Spartans will win today

Common Core Groups

Spartan Softball

Looks like we are ready! Go, Spartans!

One of the computer labs on Campus

We encourage one another! Let's get them out 1, 2, 3.

Guitar Class

Study session in progress

Painting Class

Cheer on!

Geometry Time!

Culinary Arts

Varsity Valley Mission League Champs

Drawing Class

Measuring Momentum

JV Soccer

The Marvel of Physics!

Pursuing Victory with Honor

Going for the Goal!

Distinguished Science Department


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

Sylmar Charter High Shines Again: Spartan Scholar Honored in the LA Times/LADWP "Save Energy LA" Art Contest

Amanda Zapata, a 12th Grader in our Leadership, Arts, and Media Academy, has just won Second Place in the LA Times/LADWP "Save Energy LA" Art Contest.   On May 17, 2017, Amanda was honored with a plaque and a $75 prize at an Awards Luncheon and Art Exhibit at the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles. The certificate and a replica of her winning artwork is on display in the trophy case in our Main Office, so please stop by and check it out!  Click on the headline for a photo of our honoree!

Introducing Sylmar High School's Tentative 2017-2018 Academic Calendar and Bell Schedule!

Thomas Edison was spot on: "Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” In light of Edison's wise words, and in a concerted effort to organize our school for success, attached is the tentative 2017-2018 academic calendar. This calendar was fully approved by the School Leadership Council on 05.18.2017. It is certainly not immutable, since it is always subject to revisions and modifications, but it will serve as a guide as you navigate through your planning sessions. Click on the headline to access the files!

Sylmar Charter High School Shines Again! We Have Just 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 05.22.2017: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Hugo Gomez Vanegas, a 12th grader in our School of Business, Technology and Design. Hugo was nominated by Ms. Hernandez. Hugo was able to complete all of the high school graduation requirements in only three years. His indefatigable drive has led him to always go above and beyond, all the while keeping a positive attitude. Hugo exemplifies a true Spartan Scholar! Way to go, Hugo! 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 a photo of this week's Scholars!

Meet Our Perfect Attendance Scholars for April 2017!

For the Month of April 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 April 2017 are David Torres and Karina Canales 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. The application window for SAS at Sylmar Charter HS begins April 1, 2017. For more information, please contact Mr. Derek Martin at (818) 833 – 3700, 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 2016-2017 Senior Attendance Policy Is Now Available!

All Class of 2017 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 16, 2016, 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!

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.

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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