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

Sports Awards at the Senior Awards Night Class of 2018 "Ten8cious"

Senior Awards Night Class of 2018 "Ten8cious"

Volleyball 2018 City Champs

Prom - Baseball cleans up nice

Teacher appreciation week - some of the UTLA Teachers and counselors at SCHS

Teacher appreciation week - some of the UTLA Teachers at SCHS

Teacher appreciation week - some of the UTLA Teachers at SCHS

Prom at the Autry Museum of the American West

Prom at the Autry Museum of the American West
Prom at the Autry Museum of the American West
Prom at the Autry Museum of the American West
Prom at the Autry Museum of the American West
Prom at the Autry Museum of the American West

Girls Soccer Volunteering @ National Football Foundation Awards Scholarship

Girls Softball

Girls Softball
Girls Softball
Boys Baseball

CSUN Field Trip

Attendance Incentive Winners at Dodger Stadium! #dodgerslovela #k4db

Attendance Matters Contest!

Girls Soccer

Girls soccer

Perfect Attendance Concert on Our Quad Stage!

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Multicultural Fair Celebration

Sylmar Charter HS Track team

Floriculture Class

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

Wrestling Team

2018 Softball

Baseball with the Dodgers

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

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 Medal, 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

Sylmar Shines Again: Two of Our Artists Have Just Been Recognized by Congressman Tony Cárdenas!

Two more of our fine Spartan Scholars have received certificates of Congressional Recognition form the office of Congressman Tony Cárdenas! As part of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, the participants are invited to the Awards Ceremony and Art Show, which is a community event to showcase the artwork of our local high school students. This event took place on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at Los Angeles Mission College. Jesarela Cruz (left) and Vilma Arevalo-Menendez (right) each entered an outstanding, personal artwork. Jesarela Cruz will be attending UC Davis this Fall, studying Computer Science and Engineering. She aspires to work with the Walt Disney Company as an imagineer, specializing in 3D Animation and Production. Vilma Arevalo-Menendez is planning to continue her arts education, along with studying literature and writing, at Mission College next year. She aspires to be a a screen-writer and an art teacher in the near future. Congratulations to Ms. Potrovitza and Mr. Rohal for cultivating the talent of these wonderful artists, too!

Sylmar Shines Again: Boys' Volleyball Team Earned the CIF LA City Championship!

On Saturday, May 19, the Boys' Volleyball team captured the CIF Los Angeles Division 1 Championship! We played against Bell High School. Despite having a 2-0 lead over the Eagles, the Spartans had to defend against a well-balanced team to win the match in five sets. Led by all tournament MVP Fabian Galindo, the Spartans were defensively sound with All Tournament selections Joseph Ramos and Ricky Jamie, along with Angel Guevarra and Ruben Munoz. Offensively, they featured Ubaldo Aguilera, Aaron Reyes, Josh Giron, and Ezequiel Alvarez. This is the first ever Boys' Volleyball Championship in Sylmar High School history, and the first ever for Coach Mashhoud, as well!

Sylmar Charter HS in the News: Chris Rivas Castaneda Has Received the Certificate of Congressional Recognition!

Chris Rivas Castaneda, a 12th grader in our School of Business, Technology and Design, has just received a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Tony Cardenas, member of the United States House of Representatives! He received the prestigious Outstanding and Invaluable Service Award for his academic achievements, hard work, and dedication to the San Fernando Valley. Chris has been accepted into several prestigious universities: Johns Hopkins, Columbia, UC Berkley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, and UCLA. He has decided to attend UCLA, where he has declared a Neurosciences major. He 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. Congratulations, Chris!

Introducing 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 new bell schedule, simply click on the headline.

Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!

For the Week of 05.21.2018: This week’s Spartan Scholar of the Week is Stephanie Hernandez, a 12th grader in our Leadership, Arts and Media Academy. Stephanie volunteers at the Animal Shelter on weekends to help preserve the lives of hundreds of cats and dogs. She has a heart for animals, and she is committed to helping them find owners. She will be studying Microbiology at UC Merced in the Fall, and she aspires to be a pathologist. She is also considering going to medical school to become a physician specializing in diseases at the cellular level. Congratulations, Stephanie! 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 April 2018!

For the Month of April 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 April 2018 are Vanessa Garcia and Monica Manrriquez from our Leadership, Arts and Media 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!

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!

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!

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