Here Is How to Get Your COVID Test!

Click on "Read Full Story" or the headline to access the Daily Pass and to make a COVID Test appointment. Our school's hours of operation on school days are from 7:45 am until 3:30 pm. The Power Apps mobile app is no longer supported to generate your Daily Pass. Please access the Daily Pass portal online at dailypass.lausd.net. Using the daily pass helps to avoid crowds forming at entrances due to delayed interactions caused by taking time to respond to the screening questions. Please click on the headline to access additional information, links, and a special video created by one of our Spartan Scholars! ... Haga clic en "Leer Historia Completa" o en el título para acceder al Pase Diario y hacer una cita para la prueba COVID. El horario de atención de nuestra escuela durante los días escolares es de 7:45 am a 3:30 pm. La aplicación móvil Power Apps ya no es compatible para generar su Pase diario. Acceda al portal Daily Pass en línea en dailypass.lausd.net. El uso del pase diario ayuda a evitar la formación de multitudes en las entradas debido a interacciones demoradas causadas por tomarse el tiempo para responder a las preguntas de detección. ¡Haga clic en el titular para acceder a información adicional, enlaces y un video especial creado por uno de nuestros Eruditos Spartanos!

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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!

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Here Is How to Get Your COVID Test! Featured Photo

Here Is How to Get Your COVID Test!

Click on "Read Full Story" or the headline to access the Daily Pass and to make a COVID Test appointment. Our school's hours of operation on school days are from 7:45 am until 3:30 pm. The Power Apps mobile app is no longer supported to generate your Daily Pass. Please access the Daily Pass portal online at dailypass.lausd.net. Using the daily pass helps to avoid crowds forming at entrances due to delayed interactions caused by taking time to respond to the screening questions. Please click on the headline to access additional information, links, and a special video created by one of our Spartan Scholars! ... Haga clic en "Leer Historia Completa" o en el título para acceder al Pase Diario y hacer una cita para la prueba COVID. El horario de atención de nuestra escuela durante los días escolares es de 7:45 am a 3:30 pm. La aplicación móvil Power Apps ya no es compatible para generar su Pase diario. Acceda al portal Daily Pass en línea en dailypass.lausd.net. El uso del pase diario ayuda a evitar la formación de multitudes en las entradas debido a interacciones demoradas causadas por tomarse el tiempo para responder a las preguntas de detección. ¡Haga clic en el titular para acceder a información adicional, enlaces y un video especial creado por uno de nuestros Eruditos Spartanos!
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Program Selection Form - Deadline Extended!

In order to help us plan for the reopening of schools, we need to know how your child will participate in instruction. A form must be completed for each student, and the deadline to submit the forms has been extended. Please note that if no response is received for your child, the default will be for your child to continue learning online. You will also have the option to change how your child will participate in instruction every two weeks after schools reopen by contacting your school. Please click on the headline to access the form. ... Para ayudarnos a planificar la reapertura de las escuelas, necesitamos saber cómo participará su hijo en la instrucción. Se debe completar un formulario para cada estudiante y la fecha límite para enviar los formularios ha sido extendida. Tenga en cuenta que si no se recibe una respuesta para su hijo, el valor predeterminado será que su hijo continúe aprendiendo en línea. También tendrá la opción de cambiar la forma en que su hijo participará en la instrucción cada dos semanas después de que las escuelas vuelvan a abrir poniéndose en contacto con su escuela. Haga clic en el título para acceder al formulario.
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Virtual Town Hall Meetings on April 20 and 22 at 6:00 PM

Families of graduating seniors are invited to participate in a Town Hall Meeting to review graduation celebration options for our students on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 PM. Families of students returning to school on the Hybrid Model are invited to review our safe return to school procedures and the phase-in schedule for week one and beyond on Thursday, April 22 at 6:00 PM. Please click on the headline to access the Zoom codes. ... Las familias de los estudiantes del último año que se gradúan están invitadas a participar en una reunión pública para revisar las opciones de celebración de graduación para nuestros estudiantes el martes 20 de abril a las 6:00 p.m. Se invita a las familias de los estudiantes que regresan a la escuela en el modelo híbrido a revisar nuestros procedimientos de regreso seguro a la escuela y el calendario de incorporación paulatina para la semana uno y posteriores el jueves 22 de abril a las 6:00 p.m. Haga clic en el título para acceder a los códigos de Zoom.
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Testing Update - SBAC Is Back!

We have just received the following update from the Division of Instruction: For Grade 11, schools will administer the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (modified and shortened) in English Language Arts and Mathematics so that students will have every opportunity to qualify for the Early Assessment Program for participating community colleges and California State Universities. This may be especially important in the context of some students’ grades dropping during the pandemic due to a variety of reasons. The California Science Test (CAST), California Spanish Assessment (CSA) and Physical Fitness Test will not be administered in 2020-2021. The English Learner Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC) has been extended through June 30, 2021. Our exceptional Testing Coordinator, Dr. Tanya Benson, is currently working with our Math and ELA colleague to initiate the assessment processes. She is also working with those colleagues who offer a modified curriculum, since the CAA has also been restored. Click on the headline to view the testing schedule. ... Acabamos de recibir la siguiente actualización de la División de Instrucción: Para el grado 11, las escuelas administrarán las Evaluaciones Sumativas Smarter Balanced (modificadas y abreviadas) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas para que los estudiantes tengan todas las oportunidades de calificar para el Programa de Evaluación Temprana. para los colegios comunitarios participantes y las universidades estatales de California. Esto puede ser especialmente importante en el contexto de la caída de las calificaciones de algunos estudiantes durante la pandemia debido a una variedad de razones. La Prueba de Ciencias de California (CAST), la Evaluación de Español de California (CSA) y la Prueba de Aptitud Física no se administrarán en 2020-2021. La Evaluación de Competencia de Estudiantes de Inglés de California (ELPAC) se ha extendido hasta el 30 de junio de 2021. Nuestra excepcional Coordinadora de Pruebas, Dra. Tanya Benson, está trabajando actualmente con nuestro colega de Matemáticas y ELA para iniciar los procesos de evaluación. También está trabajando con aquellos compañeros que ofrecen un plan de estudios modificado, ya que también se ha restablecido el CAA. Haga clic en el título para ver el calendario de pruebas.
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Seal of Biliteracy Honors

This year, 121 Senior Scholars earned the Seal of Biliteracy Honors!  The LAUSD and California Sate Seals of Biliteracy recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. Please click on the headline for more information! ... ¡Este año, 121 estudiantes en el grado 12 obtuvieron el Sello de Honores de Alfabetización Bilingüe! El LAUSD y los sellos estatales de alfabetización bilingüe de California reconocen a los graduados de la escuela secundaria que han alcanzado un alto nivel de competencia en hablar, leer y escribir en uno o más idiomas además del inglés. Haga clic en el título para obtener más información.
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Spartan Scholar of the Week!

Spartan Scholar for the Week of 04.19.2021: Luz Arias, a Junior in our Leadership, Arts and Media Academy, has been nominated by multiple staff members: From Mr. Martin: Luz has been conditionally admitted to USC Bovard Scholars! The USC Bovard Scholars program helps high-achieving students gain admission to and succeed at the nation’s top universities. The program supports aspiring professionals during key academic and career transitions. The program is named in memory of Emma Bovard, one of the first students to enroll at USC and an early advocate for access and opportunity. Thank you, Luz, for setting the example! From Mr. Nunez: Luz is an outstanding student who goes miles beyond what she is asked to do to achieve the ultimate understanding of the topics in class. Luz is on track to becoming one of the rare juniors in our school to achieve a grade of an A in my AP Calculus BC course. Luz does her research beyond the classroom and includes additional learning with online video lessons and tutorials from places such as Khan Academy where she learns additional topics on her own. Every day she is making a difference in class by providing her point of view on a question I ask the students or provide input to one of the challenge questions I assign. She is the type of student you know is absent because class is not the same without her presence. From Ms. Luna: Luz is new to Girls Build LA this year but has already impressed everyone in the club with her natural leadership abilities and intellect. She is one of our team leaders. As a team leader, she oversees icebreakers, planning, and executing events. She has stepped up to the role and has been actively participating during every meeting, sharing her ideas and not being afraid to express her opinions. She is a great addition to our club. It is apparent that other members of the club look up to her and trust her to lead them to a successful year. From Ms. Guthrie: Luz is an "A" student who is diligent in completing her work with timeliness, integrity, and thoroughness. She strives for excellence and attains it. She understands group dynamics of how to focus on the goal and achieve it. She is the one student, I can count on who will be patient, helpful, and kind when technology does not work as planned during these trying times. She is adept at working with people of all ages, including adults. For this honor, our scholar's name will be placed on the marquee and on the home page of our web site all week. In addition, our scholar has earned a prestigious Schoology badge for this honor!
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Star Staff of the Week!

Star Staff for the Week of 04.19.2021, as nominated by Ms. Amanda Gonzalez: I would like to nominate Ms. Bertha Caraveo, Special Education Assistant, as the Star Staff of the Week. Ms. Caraveo is in charge of helping the classified staff with all the union-related questions and she always goes above and beyond to help us all out. Ms. Caraveo is always available if we need help with anything even, if it is not union-related questions! Ms. Caraveo will always greet you with a smile and is always willing to help all students and us. She is so friendly. We are lucky to have a colleague like her! Thank you so much for all you do for us, Ms. Caraveo!
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Free COVID-19 Testing

In an effort to support our families during this unprecedented time, Los Angeles Unified’s COVID-19 testing is open for any household member of a Los Angeles Unified student or employee at 24 sites across the District. Please click on the headline to access additional information and appointment links. ... En un esfuerzo por apoyar a nuestras familias durante estos tiempos sin precedentes, las pruebas de COVID-19 del Distrito Unificado de los Ángeles están disponibles para cualquier miembro de la familia de un estudiante o empleado del Distrito Unificado de Los Ángeles en 24 sitios a lo largo del Distrito. Haga clic en el título para acceder a información adicional y enlaces de citas.
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2021 Yearbook Available to Pre-order Now!

Spartans! Our 2021 Yearbook is available to pre-order Now! Buy early and save! The $65 price has been extended, but only until the end of April! Pre-order yours at sylmarhs.org >>> click 'Yearbook' under the Students tab, OR at this link: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/sylmar_high_school_buy_yearbook_328549/ ...And please continue to share your photos in the Snapp App or Community Upload >>> Access Code: spartans2021. Don't miss out on the memories!
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Free English Classes for Parents

Parents and Families, come join us for free ESL Zoom classes for parents starting today. Dates: Wednesdays February 24-May 26, 2021 2:30-4:00 pm. Please click on the headline for to access the Zoom code. Padres y familias, únase a nosotros para recibir clases gratuitas de ESL Zoom para padres a partir de hoy. Fechas: miércoles 24 de febrero al 26 de mayo de 2021 2:30- 4:00 pm. Haga clic en el título para acceder al código de Zoom.
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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!
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Parent Resources Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our Parent Center is here to support our families. Please click on the headline to access a variety of resources to help us cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the headline to access the link to make an appointment for the District’s COVID-19 Testing Program. Nuestro Centro de Padres está aquí para apoyar a nuestras familias. Haga clic en el título para acceder a una variedad de recursos que nos ayudarán a enfrentar la pandemia de COVID-19. Click on the headline to access the link to make an appointment for the District’s COVID-19 Testing Program.
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District Resources for Students and Families!

From Our Superintendent, Mr. Austin Beutner: "I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. The doors may not be open at school facilities as we start the year but the opportunity to learn must be there for all students. Learning happens when students and teachers are connected and our efforts, whether online or at school, are to make sure we provide students with the best possible education. The impact of COVID-19 requires us to take different approaches and put forth extraordinary efforts, we are committed to both." Click on the headline to access several resources!
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Need Schoology or Parent Portal Assistance?

Students and parents, if you need help logging into Schoology or the Parent Portal, please click on the headline or "Read Full Story" for links to tutorials. These tutorials will also help you access the many features in these applications. In addition, if you need help accessing your Student ID, e-mail address, or PIN code, please contact the school and we will help you. Estudiantes y padres, si necesitan ayuda para iniciar una sesión en Schoology o en el Portal para Padres, haga clic en el título o en "Leer Historia Completa" para obtener enlaces a tutoriales. Estos tutoriales también le ayudarán a acceder a las numerosas funciones de estas aplicaciones. Además, si necesita ayuda para acceder la Identificación Estudiantil, su dirección de correo electrónico, o su código PIN, comuníquese con la escuela y lo ayudaremos.
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Internet Access Resources for Families

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing the resources students, families and others needed to help teaching and learning continue during the COVID-19 crisis. Please click on the headline if you are not able to get WiFi through any other internet provider.
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EduCare's Exciting Virtual Programs!

EduCare is now offering free live virtual programming for our Spartan Scholars. These programs contain academic, enrichment, and physical components. Every student must have a new 2020-2021 Registration Form on file. Click on the headline to access registration forms, access to our programs, and additional information regarding our services!
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Four Straight Years as a U.S. News & World Report Winner!

Sylmar Senior High has once again made the U.S. News & World Report National Rankings. This is the fourth 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 2020 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!
We Have Earned the College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award! Featured Photo

We Have Earned the College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award!

Our Advanced Placement Computer Science teacher, Mr. Antonio Nunez, has just received the following notification from the College Board: Congratulations! Your school has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for attaining female student representation in AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) for 2019. Out of 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 818 have earned the award. Yours is one of only 639 to be recognized for achieving this important result in AP CSP.
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We Have Been Selected for the Amazon Future Engineer Program!

Sylmar Charter High School has been selected to participate in the Amazon Future Engineer Program 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!
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What Is Spartan Nation is Reading?

With many of us at home attempting to help flatten the curve, what are you reading? Check out the results from a recent survey of a neighboring community. We are grateful to the staff at La Canada High School for allowing us to post this list from their recent community survey.
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We Earned the Common Sense School Badge!

Our school has earned the Common Sense School Badge through June 2021! 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.
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School for Advanced Studies Is Accepting Applications!

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.
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Schoology and Wi-Fi Access Information

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 simple as possible. Click on the headline for the instructions!
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Log In to the Parent Portal!

Parents and guardians can access information about their students (such as attendance and test scores) with the Parent Portal via our web site. Just go to "Parents," then click on "Parent Portal Login," and off you go! Click on the headline for links to get you started! Los padres y tutores pueden acceder información sobre sus estudiantes (como asistencia y puntajes de exámenes) con el Portal para Padres ("Parent Portal") a través de nuestro sitio web. Simplemente vaya a "Parents", luego haga clic en "Parent Portal Login", ¡y listo! ¡Haga clic en el título para ver los enlaces para comenzar!
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Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

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.
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Title IX, Section 504, and Students with Disabilities Student Brochures

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying. Federal and state law mandate that Districts annually publish and disseminate Title IX and Section 504 and Students with Disabilities student brochures. Please click on the headline to access these brochures.
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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.
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Senate Bill 1375 Required Title IX Notices for School Websites

Our Title IX Complaint Managers are Ms. Susan De La Pena and Mr. Derek Martin. They can be contacted via email at susan.delapena@lausd.net and/or dem6483@lausd.net, respectively. 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
  • 93% Graduation Rate
  • 95% In-Seat Attendance Rate
  • 84% College-Bound Rate
  • 4 Personalized Smaller Learning Communities
  • 18 Advanced Placement Courses Offered
  • 24 Honors Courses Offered
  • 30 Clubs and Activities on Campus
  • 17 Visual and Performing Arts Sections (9 Different Course Titles)