The Sylmar Charter High Science Tech Math Magnet opened its doors on September 13, 1994. Over the years, students, parents, and staff have come to recognize two unique elements inherent to our Magnet: (1) It is so highly successful, and it has such a sterling reputation, that it boasts a long waiting list of eager applicants. (2) Our Magnet has only had one Coordinator since its inception, and that is the irreplaceable Ms. Debbie Steinert. When you see her today, please extend your congratulations for the exceptional work she has done over the past quarter century! Click on the headline for more information!
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We are excited to be hosting this year's Attendance Matters Day (AMD), which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, 2019! The purpose of Attendance Matters Day is to celebrate those students who attend school every day, to make a concerted effort to identify students who are chronically absent or at risk of dropping out, and to re-enroll those who have left our schools. Our staff will be conducting home visits, phone banking, and community canvassing. LAUSD Local District and school staff will join forces with community partners across the District. Last year, Student Health and Human Services staff, with the assistance of 381 volunteers, outreached to over 2,800 families. The AMD team made 1993 phone calls, conducted 842 home visits, and outreached to 233 local businesses in a single day.
White’s Studios will be on campus Thursday, September 19, 2019 and on Friday, September 20, 2019, to photograph students and staff. The photographs will be used for the student and staff IDs, student picture packages, and the yearbook. English/Language Arts teachers will escort their students to Spartan Hall to have their photos taken. Dress nicely, as these pictures will appear in the yearbook and on student IDs. Please click on the headline to access the schedule and the order form. Picture make-ups for absent students and staff members are scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019. Please note that this is Pre-Pay Picture Plan. You may also order pictures online on or before picture day by going to the studio website at www.whites-studios.com/k-11photos.
Hey Seniors! If you have not taken your Formal Senior Portrait yet, be sure to schedule your appointment at White's Studios for -NO LATER THAN- October 25, 2019, so that you can be included in the 2020 Yearbook! For more information, please see Ms. Potrovitza in room 31 or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sylmar Charter High School has been selected to participate in the Amazon Future Engineer Program, a program that will be offered in the 2019-2020 academy year in partnership with Amazon and Edhesive. A cornerstone of this program is a new course, AP Computer Science A – Java, which helps students develop a foundational understanding in core computer science and programming concepts. Please click on the headline for additional information on this very exciting program!
Sylmar Senior High has once again made the U.S. News & World Report National Rankings. This is the third consecutive year in which our school has earned this distinction. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well they prepare students for college. Only the top 40% of schools earned eligibility to display a U.S. News Best High Schools 2019 badge. U.S. News “Best” badges are widely recognized as symbols of excellence in U.S. education. Please click on the headline for more details!
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! Click on the headline to access our brand new flyers!
For the Week of 09.16.2019: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Amanda Escalera, a senior in our Math-Science Magnet. Amanda is an active, spirited Spartan. She is a dedicated student, and strives to do her best. Beyond the academics, she is a member of our Leadership class and the captain of the Cheer squad. She is always willing to help others, and displays a cheerful and helpful personality. Keep that Spartan Spirit shining through, Amanda! 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 meal at Marie Callender’s Bakery, and a Spartan mini-football. Click on the headline for a photo of this week's Scholar!
For the Month of August 2019: 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 August 2019 are Esteban Ayala and James Thompson, Jr., from our Academy of College and Career Readiness. For this honor, they will receive several great prizes: a $10 gift card for In-N-Out Burger, 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!
For the Month of August 2019: It is with a sense of great pride that we honor the 117 Sylmar Family members who had perfect attendance last month! Click on the headline to access the file and see all of our honorees!
Update as of 08.31.2019: 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!
It is imperative that you come to school on time and ready to learn every day. Each Spartan Scholar is expected to be in school for 96% of the time. This means that you must attend 173 days of the 180 school days. If you are absent for sixteen or more days, then you are considered to be "chronically absent." Click on the headline for more information on our attendance policies.
All Class of 2020 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 20, 2019, 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!
For safety reasons, food delivery services such as Grub Hub, Uber Eats, and Post Mates, are not allowed to be received on campus. Students, please do not order from these vendors as they will be turned away and the school will not be responsible for any loss of money for not following this policy. Thank you for your cooperation.
Our school has earned the Common Sense School Badge through June 2020! Common Sense Schools are committed to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Earning the Common Sense School badge is a symbol of our school's dedication to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Feel free to explore the Common Sense Media's resources at at www.commonsense.org. We support a healthy school culture wherein our whole community is invested in helping kids thrive as digital learners and citizens.
It is with a great sense of pride that we unveil the nominees for the Sylmar Charter High School Alumni History and Hall of Fame Project. This project is dedicated to preserving the incredible contributions of our alumni. So take a few minutes, peruse the attached list, and take a stroll down memory lane. Perhaps the next great scientist, educator, athlete, mathematician, or scholar is in our midst right now, and will be featured in future editions of our Hall of Fame...
Do you want to connect to our school's Wi-Fi network or Schoology? There is no need to use up your phone's data, since you can connect to our Wi-Fi for free. Also, Schoology makes catching up on your grades and assignments as simpe as possible. Click on the headline for the instructions!
School for Advanced Studies Is Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 school year! Click the headline to apply!
The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) provides high-achieving and gifted students with an academic pathway that exceeds 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. Jo Duke at 818/ 833 – 5113. Non Sylmar students will need to email their Fall Semester transcripts to DonaJosepha.Duke@lausd.net or drop off the transcript in person at the Sylmar Attendance Office for the application to be considered.
Parents and guardians can access information about their students (such as attendance and test scores) with the Parent Portal. You can access it via our web site. Just go to "Parents," then click on "Parent Portal Login," and off you go!
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!
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