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Silver Anniversary of Our Magnet School!
Silver Anniversary of Our Magnet School!

Latin-American Independence Day 2019!

Latin-American Independence Day 2019!
Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony on September 12, 2019
Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony on September 12, 2019
Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony on September 12, 2019

Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony on September 12, 2019

Sylmar Volleyball Tournament

Graduation Ceremony on June 07, 2019

AP Spanish Banquet Awards - Ms. Campos

AP Spanish Banquet Awards - Ms. Ramos

Honoring Our Parent Center Volunteers!

Physics Fun with Dr. Lindsay and Mr. Proctor!

Multicultural Celebration on May 03, 2019!

Multicultural Celebration on May 03, 2019!

Our Girls Build Club Is Making History!

Our Girls Build Club Is Making History!

Our Girls Build Club Is Making History!

Our Thriving Parent Center!

Abigail Miranda on Fox 11 News!

Telemundo Visited Mr. Fitzgerald's Culinary Artists!

Arbor Day - Greg Pokorski President So. Calif. Garden Club, Steve List, Kelly Gonez - School Board Member, Rodney Wright Principal

Academic Decathlon Leadership Award Winner, Alondra Pureco, with Mr. Craig!

Mr. List's Horticulture Workshop!

Sylmar Cheer!

Sylmar Cheer!

Award-Winning Wrestlers!

First Place Winners in the STEAM Competition!

Our students raise and lower the U.S. flag each day

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.

Spartan Nation ... Your Future Starts Here!

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

September 13, 2019 Marks the Silver Anniversary of our Magnet School!

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!

Sylmar Charter High School Has Been Selected to Host Attendance Matters Day on Wednesday, September 18, 2019!

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.

Picture Days Are Coming! White’s Studios Will Be Here on Thursday, September 19 and on Friday, September 20!

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.

Formal Senior Portraits Are Due by October 25!

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 jxp3334@lausd.net.

Sylmar Shines Again! We Have Just Been Selected for the Amazon Future Engineer Program!

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!

Just Published: Sylmar Charter High School Is a Winner!

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!

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! Click on the headline to access our brand new flyers!

Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!

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!

Meet Our Perfect Attendance Scholars for August 2019!

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!

Read Our Attendance Expectations Here!

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.

Seniors - Our 2019-2020 Senior Attendance Policy Is Now Available!

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!

Please Read Our School's Policy on Food Delivery Services Here

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.

Sylmar Charter High School Has Earned the Common Sense School Badge!

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.

Presenting Sylmar Charter High School's Nominees for the LAUSD Alumni History and Hall of Fame Project!

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...

Schoology and Wifi Access Information for Our Spartan Scholars!

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! Click Here to Apply!

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.

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!

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