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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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.
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