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Senior Celebration in the Garden!

Senior Celebration in the Garden!
Senior Celebration in the Garden!
Senior Celebration in the Garden!
Senior Celebration in the Garden!

Celebration of Our ELD Scholars

National guard helping out SCHS

Celebration of Our ELD Scholars
Celebration of Our ELD Scholars

Our Parent Center in Action!

Our Parent Center in Action!

The John Bishop Award, Co-winner Anthony Rivera and Coach Rivera at our Senior Awards Night - Class of 2018, "Ten8cious"

Volleyball 2018 City Champs

Prom at the Autry Museum of the American West

Girls Soccer Volunteering @ National Football Foundation Awards Scholarship

Girls Softball
Boys Baseball

CSUN Field Trip

Attendance Incentive Winners at Dodger Stadium! #dodgerslovela #k4db

Girls Soccer

Perfect Attendance Concert on Our Quad Stage!

Sylmar Charter HS Track team

Floriculture Class

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

Wrestling Team

2018 Softball

Girls Varsity Basketball

8th Graders visiting SCHS

Educare - Homerun derby

Sylmar Soccer

2018 Wrestling teams

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

Nice job by our horticulture students!

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.

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


Proud Recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Silver Medals, Issued by U.S. News & World Report for Being One of America’s Best High Schools! 


The Silver Distinction Is Earned by Only 11% 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

Next Week Only: Our Back-to-School Attendance Incentive Program!

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!

Read Our New Principal's Opening Letter Here!

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!

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.

Presenting Sylmar Charter High School's Tentative 2018-2019 Academic Calendar and Bell Schedule!

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.

Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!

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!

Meet Our Perfect Attendance Scholars for May 2018!

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!

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! In 2017 and 2018, We Earned a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report!

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!

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 2018-2019 Senior Attendance Policy Is Now Available!

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!

Notification of Planned Asbestos Abatement Work at Sylmar Charter High School

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
the building(s). Please click on the headline for additional information.

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