With hard work and dedication, our thirteen athletes hit the mat determined to bring home First Place at Regionals! It was not an easy journey, but with a common goal in mind and that indomitable Spartan spirt, they rightfully earned Sylmar Charter High School's first Competitive Cheer victory! Congratulations to the 2019 Competitive Cheer team: Alexia Nungaray, Amanda Escalera, Amy Morales, Ariana Velasquez, Claudia Ordonez, Emma Ayon, Genesis Ayon, Jeanette Garcia, Katia Rojas, Matthew Trujillo, Nevaeh Menendez, Stephanie Rodriguez, and Thalia Lopez! Next up... City Championships April 27th at Birmingham Charter High School! Click on the headline for photos!
for the Year Academic Calendar
At-A-Glance Athletic Calendar
at Sylmar Charter High School See Something, Say Something SAT Question of the Day Word of the Day This Day in History Yearbook
In an effort to promote great student attendance, here is another opportunity for our Spartan Scholars! Scholars who attend school on both Friday, April 12th and return after Spring Recess on Monday, April 22nd will be entered into a drawing to win a Yogurtland Certificate good for five ounces of free yogurt and toppings! Winners will be informed on Tuesday, April 23rd. We appreciate our exceptional PSA Counselor, Ms. Ellen Hiller, for coordinating this wonderful new program!
Our College Fair will be taking place on Friday, April 26, 2019. Hope to see you there! This is a wonderful opportunity to explore endless possibilities! There will be various schools and community agencies present. We have some great workshops planned for the students. Click on the headline for a complete list of the workshops.
Two of our Spartan Scholars, Alondra Pureco and Guadalupe Marroquin, were recognized by Mayor Garcetti on April 1st at LA City Hall as WiSTEM Scholars! Only forty eight girls in the entire LA county were recognized! Alondra and Guadalupe had the opportunity to receive a scholarship and a certificate of recognition for committing to pursue a STEM-related career. They also had the opportunity to meet representatives from prestigious companies, such as Boeing, Biocom, and Ozobot. In addition, they met Danica McKellar (mathematics writer, education advocate, and formerly an actress on the Wonder Years TV show), as well as many other STEM professionals! Click on the headline to access more details and photographs!
The Girls Build Club members have been super involved in various events these past few weeks and I would like to highlight our members, plus promote our upcoming "Student Empowerment Conference"! Ms. Delgado and I are currently the club advisors for this year and we have been promoting our club and engaging our students in skill building and personal development events. Click on the headline to access more details and photos!
SBAC stands for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. SBAC is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness. In an concerted effort to create the most optimal SBAC testing schedule for our students, we have created block schedules all SBAC testing dates. Please click on the headline to view these special schedules! You can take practice SBAC assessments here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp
The California Science Test (CAST) is an online assessment based on the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It will be administered to all 11th graders on Wednesday, April 10, and on Thursday, April 11, 2019. In addition, 12th graders who did not take the assessment last year will also take the CAST. For those students who are absent on the day of the test, make-up sessions will be available on April 12, 2019. You can take practice CAST assessments here: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp
We are especially in need of photos from/of any Senior-Night events (Mountasia, Ice Skating, Sky High, etc.), Valentines Day, BFFS, Dynamic Duos, Trios and groups (of friends)! Get the YEARBOOK SNAP app, or use the ‘Community Upload’ feature under the Yearbook link on our web site, or click here https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/MgMfZ (Access Code: spartans2019).
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!
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!
For the Week of 04.08.2019: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Melissa Serrano, a 12th grader in our Math-Science Magnet. Melissa is truly an exceptionally bright, mature, passionate, and good-hearted scholar. She has excelled in various leadership capacities. She is the captain of our Academic Decathlon Team, president of the Debate Club, and founder of our Current Events Club. She received an AcaDeca medal for the Speech competition, maintains a cumulative GPA above 4.0, and was the only AP Government scholar to earn a perfect score on the comprehensive unit examination. Way to go, Melissa! 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 meal at Marie Callender’s Bakery, and a Spartan mini-football. Click on the headline for a photo of this week's Scholar!
For the Month of March 2019: 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 2019 are Ivan Villanueva and Marvin Torres. 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 March 2019: It is with a sense of great pride that we honor the sixty four (64) Sylmar Family members who had perfect attendance last month! Click on the headline to access the file and see all of our honorees!
Update as of 03.07.2019: 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!
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 sixteen or more days, then you are considered to be "chronically absent." Click on the headline for more information on our attendance policies.
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.
It is with a great sense of pride that we unveil the nominees for the Sylmar Charter High School Alumni History and Hall of Fame Project. This project is dedicated to preserving the incredible contributions of our alumni. So take a few minutes, peruse the attached list, and take a stroll down memory lane. Perhaps the next great scientist, educator, athlete, mathematician, or scholar is in our midst right now, and will be featured in future editions of our Hall of Fame...
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!
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.
Which message would you put in a fortune cookie?
An exciting opportunity lies ahead of you.
Get your mind set…confidence will lead you on.
A routine task will turn into an enchanting adventure.
Make yourself necessary to someone.
Dance as if no one is watching.
Bloom where you are planted.
The one you love is closer than you think.
You voted forThis is not a scientific poll.