We are bringing back our Back to School Attendance Incentive Program next week, from August 20 through August 24! We will have a special Attendance Matters! booth in the quad, where we will be handing out special prizes to students. We want to encourage great attendance and commemorate the beginning of a new school year. We will have a wide variety of prizes, including Spartan swag bags, Marie Callender's meals, and In N Out gift cards! The only way you have a chance to win is by coming to school, so be here!
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From our new Principal, Mr. Rodney Wright: "Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year! I am proud and honored to be serving as the new Principal at Sylmar Charter High School and to continue the rich tradition of Spartan excellence. Having most recently served as the Principal of Olive Vista Middle School, I am no stranger to the Sylmar community and eager to help both students and families realize their goals of college and career readiness for each student." Please click on the headline to read Mr. Wright's opening letter!
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.
Thomas Edison was spot on: "Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.” In light of Edison's wise words, and in a concerted effort to organize our school for success, we have developed a tentative 2018-2019 academic calendar. This calendar was fully approved by the School Leadership Council on 05.15.2018. It is certainly not immutable, since it is always subject to revisions and modifications, but it will serve as a guide as you navigate through your planning sessions. To access the calendar, please click on the "Academic Calendar-At-A-Glance" button on our home page. To access a general overview, our early release dates, and our bell schedule, simply click on the headline.
For the Week of 06.04.2018: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Cesar Galan, a 12th grader in our School of Business, Technology and Design. Cesar will be attending the University Technical Institute in Long Beach this Fall, and aspires to be a professional automotive technician. He has played football for our school, and currently works with adults who have special needs. He has a heart for helping others, which is what being a Spartan Scholar is all about! 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 May 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 May 2018 are Johnny Estrada and Karen Guerrero 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 May 2018: It is with a sense of great pride that we honor the eighty sixty three (63) Sylmar Family members who had perfect attendance for the month of May! Click on the headline to access the file and see all of our honorees!
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 fifteen or more days, then you are considered to be "chronically absent." Click on the headline for more information on our attendance policies.
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!
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!
If you are a student, consider joining Spartan Nation, where our dedicated teachers will challenge you to be the best you can be. Click on the headline to access our brand new flyers!
The School for Advanced Studies (SAS) provides high-achieving and gifted students with an academic pathway that meets 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. Diana Delgado at (818) 833 – 3713, or visit the SAS website at http://shsadvancedstudies.weebly.com.
Update as of 06.11.2018: 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!
Parents and guardians can access information about their students (such as attendance and test scores) with the new LAUSD PASSport. You can access it via our web site. Just go to "Parents," then click on "PASSport 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!
An asbestos abatement response action is scheduled to be performed at our school. The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires that school staff and parents or legal guardians of students be notified of asbestos abatement work. This work will be performed by certified asbestos abatement workers in a manner that ensures all environmental and safety regulations are observed. The work areas will be posted with asbestos danger signs, as well as be isolated from other areas of
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