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Mr. List’s Workshop at Sylmar Leadership Academy

Mr. List’s Workshop at Sylmar Leadership Academy

Mr. List’s Workshop at Sylmar Leadership Academy

Mr. List’s Workshop at Sylmar Leadership Academy

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer wins at the beach.

Perfect Attendance Concert on Our Quad Stage!

Perfect Attendance Concert on Our Quad Stage!

Perfect Attendance Concert on Our Quad Stage!

Perfect Attendance Concert on Our Quad Stage!

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration
Sylmar Charter HS Track team

Sylmar Charter HS Track team

Floriculture Class

Competition Team at Showcase - March 3, 2018!

Competition Team at Showcase - March 3, 2018!

Competition Team at Showcase - March 3, 2018!

Competition Team at Showcase - March 3, 2018!

Our Outstanding Culinary Arts Seniors - Serving lunch to visitors

Creek Fire Townhall meeting - one presenter LAFD Assistant Chief John Drake SHS class of 1980

Varsity Baseball with Coach Rivera

Jordan Cabral, Wrestling City Champion!

Wrestling Team

2018 Softball

Baseball with the Dodgers

Freshman Basketball

Tennis Team at UCLA

Girls Varsity Basketball

8th Graders visiting SCHS

Educare - Homerun derby

Sylmar Soccer

2018 Wrestling teams

Fall 2017 9th grade honors

New Herb Garden for SCHS Culinary Arts Program planted by Sylmar Agriculture Program

SCHS Band and Drill at the Rose Bowl

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

College visit to Cal Tech

Nice job by our horticulture students!

Sammy Spartan and 8th Graders visiting SCHS

Our Academic Decathlon Team Visits the DWP Plant

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.

SHS Info

Welcome to Sylmar Charter High School!  As a Community of Learners, Your Future Starts Here!


Proud Recipient of the 2017 Silver Medal Issued by U.S. News & World Report for Being One of America’s Best High Schools! 


This Distinction Is Earned by Only 10.3% of All Public High Schools in the Nation! 

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!

News and Announcements

It's Time for Dodger Baseball! And a New Attendance Incentive!

In an ongoing effort to promote student attendance, we are rolling out another attendance incentive program! All students are invited to join PSA Counselors Ms. Lemus and Ms. Luna on Friday, April 13 during lunch in the quad to win FREE Dodger tickets! To enter, students will write why "Attendance Matters" to them. Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball (K4DB) will be sponsoring an all-inclusive game day experience for 45 students. Our students will receive a free Dodgers shirt, transportation, and ITFDB alarm clock! Thank you all for helping to foster a collaborative environment as we continue to ensure all LAUSD students are enrolled, attending, engaged, and on-track to graduate!

Announcing the March 2018 Attendance Challenge Winners!

We launched the Attendance Challenge for Friday, March 23 and Tuesday, April 03, which are dates that will be tracked by our Local District, in hopes of winning the $5,000 allocation for the highest attendance rate. We randomly selected ten students to win a custom Sylmar sports bag, a Sylmar lanyard, and an In-N-Out gift card. Congratulations to the following students for winning and for attending both days! they are: Naomi Aguilar, John Bryant, Christopher Chavez, Milagros Alvarado, Daniel Bautista, Alejandro Casillas, Joshua Giron, Christian Macias, Jesus Mendez, and Jennifer Montepeque. Congratulations, Spartan Scholars!

Introducing Our New Head Football Coach!

Sylmar Charter High School is proud to announce that Mr. Cerone Woods has been named the Head Coach of the Spartan Football Program! Coach Woods is a long-time football coach in both high school and college programs. Please, come join us in Spartan Hall on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm to welcome the newest member to the Spartan Family. We will serve coffee and tea along with any sweet treat contributions offered by you, our Sylmar Family, to share with our new football coaching staff and Spartan friends. Please click on the headline to read his bio!

We Are proud to Announce This Year's Spring Musical, "RENT"!

During the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking Broadway smash hit RENT, Sylmar Charter High School is proud to announce this year’s spring musical. “RENT is about hope. It’s about family. It’s about love, and struggle, and pain and making your voice heard,” said Stagecraft teacher Christian Pine. The performances will be on Wednesday, May 2 at 3:30pm, Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4 at 7:00pm in Spartan Hall. Click on the headline for the exciting details!

Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!

For the Week of 04.23.2018: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Chris Rivas Castaneda, a 12th grader in our School of Business, Technology and Design. Chris has been accepted into several prestigious universities: Johns Hopkins, Columbia, UC Berkley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, and UCLA. Chris has declared a Neurosciences major, and aspires to become a neurosurgeon. Chris is also a scholar-athlete, having played football for our school, and is currently a member of our Math Club. He works for Youth Emblem, which helps immigrant students with their finances and academics. For all you do, this week is for you! 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!

Meet Our Perfect Attendance Scholars for March 2018!

For the Month of March 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 March 2018 are Alex Nunez and Erick Garcia-Duarte from our Diverse Learning Academy. 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 fifteen or more days, then you are considered to be "chronically absent." Click on the headline for more information on our attendance policies.

Sylmar Charter High Shines Again! We Earned a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report!

Today, U.S. News & World Report released its annual ranking of the best public high schools in the United States.  These rankings include data on more than 22,000 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!

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

School for Advanced Studies Is Accepting Applications! Click Here to Apply!

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.

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!

Sylmar High School Became Sylmar Charter High School on July 01, 2016!

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!

Seniors - Our 2017-2018 Senior Attendance Policy Is Now Available!

All Class of 2018 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 15, 2017, 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!

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.

Senate Bill 1375 Required Title IX Notices for School Websites

Our Title IX Complaint Manager is Ms. Karen Williams, and she can be contacted at 818.833.3726 and/or kwlliams@lausd.net. 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

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