The 2019 Los Angeles Unified School Beyond the Bell All-District High School Honor Band performing at the 130th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The following Sylmar CHS musicians performed: Nathan Estrada (1st Drum Major), Jesus Ortiz (Trumpet), Kevin Calderon (Trumpet), Andres Garcia (Trumpet), Angel Alonzo (Trumpet), Joaquin Angon (Trumpet), Javier Gonzales (Trumpet), Josias Davalos (Trombone), Alfonso Cordova (Tuba), Angel Cordova (Tuba), Anthony Ambriz (Percussion), and Andrew Frias (Percussion). Congratulations to our wonderful musicians!
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Join us for fun, learning, and entertainment on January 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Robert A. Millikan Middle School, 5041 Sunnyslope Avenue in Sherman Oaks! We will have a Special Keynote Speaker; Pre K-College Workshops and Resources for parents, educators, students, and community members; student performances; and a Black student forum. Breakfast, lunch, and child care will be provided! To register online, just click on the headline!
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!
The U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the best public high schools in the United States. These rankings include data on more than 20,500 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 in 2017 and 2018!
For the Week of 01.14.2018: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Jennifer Pedroza, a bright and hard-working senior in the Magnet. You just can’t help but smile whenever you meet her as she just shines with positive energy. She is involved in several school activities and clubs, and has earned her rank as Chief Editor of the Yearbook Staff through three years of dedication, support and lots of additional after-school time improving her photography skills. She is a great leader in class, who knows how to take charge when needed, helps others, and keeps a great attitude through it all. Thank you, Jennifer, for all you do! 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 Spartan mini-football, and a free meal from Marie Callender’s Bakery. Click on the headline for a photo of this week's Scholar!
For the Month of December 2018: 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 December 2018 are Genesis Navarro and Jorge Garcia from our Math-Science Magnet. 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 November 2018: It is with a sense of great pride that we honor the sixty seven (67) 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 01.03.2019: 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.
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!
Fourteen Tuesdays throughout the 2018-2019 school year, our teachers will participate in Professional Development sessions. Click on the headline to see those dates, as well as all other early dismissal dates!
School for Advanced Studies Is Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 school year! Click below 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!
The LAUSD Board of Education has approved the instructional calendars for the next three school years. click on the headline to access these calendars, which are are presented in two different styles: by month and as a graphic. Both options display the same information, but in different ways.
Charter Permit Applications will be available at www.sylmar.org beginning on the first Monday of April of each year. Applications must be submitted to the Attendance Office by 3:30 PM on the first Monday in May. Siblings need to submit separate applications. Space is limited. Should the number of applications exceed spaces available, a lottery will be held on May 15 at 1:30 PM in the Library. Families do NOT need to be present at the lottery. Families will be contacted via email with lottery results. Acceptance letters will be emailed by May 31. Click here for the Charter Permit enrollment process!
All Class of 2019 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 14, 2018, 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!
Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on families, students, employees and communities. Suicide prevention involves the collective efforts of families/caregivers, the school community, mental health practitioners, local community organizations, and related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide through education, awareness, and services. School personnel are instrumental in helping students and their families by identifying students at-risk and linking them to school and community mental health resources. Click on the headline to access important resources.
Who will win the Super Bowl in 2019?
New England Patriots
Los Angeles Rams
Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers
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