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at Sylmar Charter High School
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Wrestling Champs!

Newtonian Physics in Action!

Est-ce Que Tu Parles Français?

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Lizeth Avina, Honoree of the Sue Mayhew Award for High Achievement!
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Attendance Matters Day!

Our Marching Band!

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Girls Build LA Volunteering at the Children's Hunger Fund in Sylmar!

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Spartan Scholar Art on Display at the Local District Northeast Arts and Lit Fest Exhibit!

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Our Awesome Cheer Team!

Go, Spartans!

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Luncheon in Celebration of Counselor Appreciation Week!

Spartan Soccer!

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Our Annual Thanksgiving Feast!

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Friday Night Lights!

Play Ball!

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Mr. List's Horticulture Workshop!

Pep Squad!

Cheer Squad!

Stoichiometry in Action!

Champions On and Off the Field!

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Aaron Reyes, Honoree of the Jeff Engilman Award for Demonstrating Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, and Outstanding Citizenship!

Pep Rally!

Mathemagicians!

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ASB Scholars!

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Spartan Scholar Art on Display at the Local District Northeast Arts and Lit Fest Exhibit!

Spartan Artists!

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Old Glory on Display... 

Marching In!

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Our Floriculture Students Display Their Creative Side!
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Enrique Cantarero Honored at the 45th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner!

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Latin-American Independence Day!

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Silver Anniversary of Our Award-Winning Magnet School!

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Girls Build LA volunteering at LAVC College Fest!

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Our Auto Technology Lab in Action!

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STEAM Ahead Club!

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

Parents Must Complete the Program Selection Form by December 06 ... Los Padres Deben Completar el Formulario de Selección del Programa Antes del 6 de Diciembre

Families, in preparation for an eventual return to campus, we are giving every family a choice to make the best decision for your child and your family – a return to school or continuing with online learning. Please complete the Program Selection Form for each child available by Sunday, December 6. If no response is collected for your child, the default option for each student will be the Hybrid Model. Please click on the headline to access the Program Selection Form as well as important links and resources.

Familias, en preparación para un eventual regreso al campus, le estamos dando a cada familia la opción de tomar la mejor decisión para su hijo y su familia: regresar a la escuela o continuar con el aprendizaje en línea. Complete el Formulario de Selección de Programa para cada niño antes del domingo 6 de diciembre. Si no se recopila una respuesta para su hijo, la opción predeterminada para cada estudiante será el modelo híbrido. Haga clic en el título para acceder al Formulario de Selección de Programas, así como a enlaces y recursos importantes.

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!

Presenting Our Spartan Scholar of the Week!

For the Week of 11.30.2020: Robert Reyes, a Junior in our School of Business, Technology and Design, was nominated by Mr. Blonsky. Robert is a strong leader. He is quick to volunteer a response in order to stimulate class discussion. He dedicates himself to understanding his work, his personal interests, and his empathy towards others. Thank you for making a difference, Robert! 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!

Presenting Our Star Staff of the Week!

For the Week of 11.30.2020: Here is this week’s Pay It Forward honoree, as submitted by Ms. Ana Luna Leon: I would like to nominate Ms. Maria Cruz as my Pay It Forward honoree. Ms. Cruz has made a difference in the lives of so many students with her positive demeanor, dedication, and patience. She is very enthusiastic about helping each student understand math. She has helped many of our English Learners to become comfortable with not only math, but also the school culture, which makes a great difference in their adjustment. She has inspired many to pursue teaching or to continue their mathematics journey in college. She is a great role model to our students, always guiding them to dream big!

The 2020-2021 School Experience Survey Window Is Open!

The LAUSD window for the School Experience Survey (SES) is now open from Monday, October 26th through Friday, December 11th, 2020. SES is administered to students (grades 4 – 12), parents and staff. It focuses on three areas: academics, school climate and student social-emotional learning. The School Experience Survey is an annual survey administered in the fall to all LAUSD schools. Survey results provide Sylmar Charter High School with important feedback from teachers, staff, students and parents. To protect the health and safety of everyone in the LAUSD school community, all parents are highly encouraged to complete their survey online if possible. Click on the headline for additional information and links.

La ventana de LAUSD para la Encuesta sobre la Experiencia Escolar (SES) ahora está abierta desde el lunes 26 de octubre hasta el viernes 11 de diciembre de 2020. SES se administra a los estudiantes (grados 4 a 12), padres y personal. Se enfoca en tres áreas: académica, clima escolar y aprendizaje socioemocional de los estudiantes. La Encuesta de experiencia escolar es una encuesta anual que se administra en el otoño a todas las escuelas del LAUSD. Los resultados de la encuesta brindan a Sylmar Charter High School información importante de los maestros, el personal, los estudiantes y los padres. Para proteger la salud y seguridad de todos en la comunidad escolar del LAUSD, se anima a todos los padres a que completen su encuesta en línea si es posible. Haga clic en el título para obtener información adicional y enlaces.

Attention Class of 2021! Don't Miss Out on This Senior Tradition!

The last day to have your Formal Senior Portrait taken AND to choose your pose for the yearbook has been extended to Friday, December 18th! Make your appointment with White's Studios NOW, at www.whites-studios.com. Remember, your friends want to see YOU in the Senior Section of the 2021 Yearbook!

Spartan Scholars! We Need Your Photos for the 2021 Yearbook!

Attention ALL Sylmar Spartans; Students, Families, Staff, and the Spectacular Seniors of the Class of 2021! We NEED YOUR PHOTOS for the 2021 Yearbook!
To submit your pictures/selfies, get the YEARBOOK SNAP app, OR use the ‘Community Upload’ feature under the ‘YEARBOOK’ -tab on SYLMARHS.ORG

ACCESS CODE: spartans2021

Be on the lookout for ongoing Special-Event-Photo-Requests (for Spirit Days, Senior Events, Halloween, etc.) and specific DUE-DATES for each! We can’t have a yearbook this year without YOUR HELP! For further information, please contact Ms. Potrovitza at jxp3334@lausd.net.

Need Schoology or Parent Portal Assistance? Here Are Some Resources!

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.

Back to School Resources for Students and Families! Click on This Headline to Access Resources!

From Our Superintendent, Mr. Austin Beutner: "I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. A new school year brings excitement as the doors of opportunity open to students. 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!

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.

Here Are Our Updates on the 2020-2021 Athletic Seasons and Programs!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all athletic activities have been postponed until further notice. It is highly recommended that you complete your physical exam and emergency card paperwork in advance, as these will be required in order to try out. For the latest update from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), please go to Twitter@CIFLAS and/or Facebook@CIFLAS. A tentative athletic calendar has been shared by CIF-LA. All schedules are subject to change based on LAUSD return to school campuses and LA County Department of Health guidelines. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please click on the headline to access additional information.

EduCare Is Offering Exciting Virtual Programs for Our Spartan Scholars!

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!

Sylmar Charter High School Is a Grab & Go Food Center!

The District has opened over sixty Grab & Go Food Centers, including our school site, giving families sites where they can pick up food for their children. These Grab & Go Food Centers will be staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. Click on the headline for additional updates!

Sylmar Shines Again! 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!

Sylmar Shines Again! 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.

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 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!

What Spartan Nation is Currently 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.

Sylmar Charter High School Has 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.

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.

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