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Our Floriculture Students Display Their Creative Side!

Floriculture Fun!

Our Auto Technology Lab in Action!

Our Auto Technology Lab in Action!

Our Award-Winning Magnet!

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

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

Our Awesome Cheer Team!

Enrique Cantarero Honored at the 45th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner!

The French Club's Mardi Gras Gala Event!!

The French Club's Mardi Gras Gala Event!!

Our Boys' and Girls' Wrestling Teams Competed in the City Championship!

Our Boys' and Girls' Wrestling Teams Competed in the City Championship!

Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony - The Senior Class!

Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony - The Junior Class!

Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony - The Sophomore Class!

Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony - The Freshman Class!

Luncheon in Celebration of Counselor Appreciation Week!

Boys' Wrestling - Dual Champions!

Varsity Soccer... Scholar Athletes!
Sylmar Spartan 2019 Soccer Team
Sylmar Spartan 2019 Soccer Team
Sylmar Spartan 2019 Soccer Team
Sylmar Spartan 2019 Soccer Team
Sylmar Spartan 2019 Soccer Team

Our Festive Marching Band Celebrating the Holiday Season!

SCHS Girls Build Club Holiday gift exchange luncheon

SCHS Girls Build Club Holiday gift exchange luncheon

STEAM Ahead club members explore book making in the library

STEAM Ahead club members explore book making in the library
STEAM Ahead club members explore book making in the library

We stand with Saugus against Gun Violence

2019 Wrestling team

Floriculture Experts!

Our Annual Thanksgiving Feast!

Our Annual Thanksgiving Feast!

Our Fall Play:  Alicia in Wonder Tierra

Día de los Muertos Celebration – November 01, 2019
Día de los Muertos Celebration – November 01, 2019
Students Visited the School Library to Celebrate Their Right to Read, and to Investigate Book Banning in the United States.

NASA Pioneers Visited Our Transportation Lab!

Girls Build LA volunteering at LAVC College Fest
Girls Build LA volunteering at City Hall for the Congress of Neighborhood Councils

Attendance Matters Day - September 18, 2019

Attendance Matters Day - September 18, 2019
Silver Anniversary of Our Magnet School!

Latin-American Independence Day 2019!

Principal's Honor Roll Ceremony on September 12, 2019

Sylmar Volleyball Tournament

Mr. List's Horticulture Workshop!

Sylmar Cheer!

Sylmar Cheer!

Award-Winning Wrestlers!

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

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.

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

Our Teacher Office Hours to Support Distance Learning

In an effort to support our students during this period of distance learning, our teachers will be holding Office Hours each week. Please click on the headline for a table that details this information. En un esfuerzo por apoyar a nuestros estudiantes durante este período de aprendizaje a distancia, nuestros maestros tendrán Horas de Oficina cada semana. Haga clic en el título para ver una tabla que detalla esta información.

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 to access various options for providing affordable home connectivity through the District and its partners.

LAUSD Schools Closed Until May 01, 2020; Sylmar Charter High School Is Now a Grab & Go Food Center!

Due to recent developments in the global coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles Unified District schools will be closed until May 01, 2020. 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 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. Click on the headline for additional updates!

COVID-19 Update: School Closure Until May 01, 2020

Superintendent Beutner announced the closure of all LAUSD schools for two weeks: “Effective Monday, March 16, we will close all Los Angeles Unified public schools until May 1st while we evaluate the appropriate path forward.”

All of the instructional packets that our teachers prepared for online distance learning can be accessed via Schoology or via this Google Drive link: https://tinyurl.com/SCHSwork. In addition, digital packets are available via the "Students" tab on this site. Finally, hard copies of the student packets were prepared and distributed to students on Friday, March 13, 2020.

We will continue to do our best to keep you informed. Facts and circumstances may change quickly so we encourage you to check the district website (lausd.net) regularly. You can also access updates via Twitter @AustinLASchools or call the District hotline at (213) 443-1300.

Additionally, you may access a variety of resources and guidelines on our web site ("School and District Updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)" to ensure the health and well-being of our students and families.

This site contains valuable information on steps we can take to protect ourselves form the coronavirus: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

School Closure Instructional Packets

All of the Instructional packets are available as PDF files. In addition, all of these instructional packets can also be accessed via Schoology or via this Google Drive link: https://tinyurl.com/SCHSwork. If you are having difficulty viewing these files, please email your teacher using Schoology for clarification. If you are having issues with resetting Schoology, go to "Email Activation" within the "Students" tab and follow the steps. In addition, student packets were prepared and distributed to students on Friday, March 13, 2020.

School and District Updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know that you may have questions regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The District has created a website with information in English and Spanish. The site is https://achieve.lausd.net/latestnews. If you click on the headline, you will be have access to several resources, including updates from our Principal, Mr. Wright. Also, the District has established a COVID-19 hotline at 213-443-1300. This line is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Sylmar Affiliated Charter Application Process Timeline

For the 2020-2021 school year, we have selected all 10-12th graders who applied, since we have enough capacity for all of those applicants. We randomly selected names for the ninth grade class, since the number of applications exceeded the number of seats for that grade level. Our charter application lottery drawing took take place on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 3:30 pm in the Library. You did not have to be present to be selected. The lottery results and waitlists were posted the following day in the Attendance Office window, and the results are attached here. Those students who are not selected were placed on a waiting list. Please note that this lottery does not apply to our Magnet program, since that process is coordinated through the District. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Victor Rodriguez, Assistant Principal, vrodrigu@lausd.net. Click on the headline for the dates of our application timeline.

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!

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, a program that will be offered in the 2019-2020 academy year 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!

Just Published: Sylmar Charter High School Is a Winner!

Sylmar Senior High has once again made the U.S. News & World Report National Rankings. This is the third 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 2019 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!

Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!

For the Week of 03.09.2020: This week’s Spartan Scholar is Belen Meza, a 10th grader in our Math-Science Magnet. Belen is a member of our soccer team, where she plays the center back defensive position. Belen is very interested in Forensics and Marine Biology, and aspires to become a professional in one of these areas after she graduates from a top university. She is a caring, compassionate, young scholar, and we are delighted to celebrate her this week! 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 and a Sylmar limited edition tumbler. Click on the headline for a photo of this week's Scholar!

Sylmar Charter High School Has Earned the Common Sense School Badge!

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.

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.

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.

Schoology and Wifi Access Information for Our Spartan Scholars!

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!

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.

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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