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Aaron Reyes, Honoree of the Jeff Engilman Award for Demonstrating Loyalty, Integrity, Courage, and Outstanding Citizenship!

Lizeth Avina, Honoree of the Sue Mayhew Award for High Achievement!

Spartan Scholar Art on Display at the Local District Northeast Arts and Lit Fest Exhibit!

Spartan Scholar Art on Display at the Local District Northeast Arts and Lit Fest Exhibit!

Spartan Scholar Art on Display at the Local District Northeast Arts and Lit Fest Exhibit!

Spartan Scholar Art on Display at the Local District Northeast Arts and Lit Fest Exhibit!

We celebrate along with KTLA.  Go, Spartans!

We celebrate along with KTLA. Go, Spartans!

We celebrate along with KTLA. Go, Spartans!

We celebrate along with KTLA. Go, Spartans!

We celebrate along with KTLA. Go, Spartans!

We celebrate along with KTLA. Go, Spartans!

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

Spartan Scholars! Yearbooks Are Coming Soon!

Yearbooks coming soon! There are still a few copies of our 2020 Yearbook available to pre-order. Don't miss your chance, reserve your copy now. $65 ONLINE UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST. Purchase on the homepage of our web site, www.sylmarhs.org. Click the yearbook tab on the left side, or under the “Students” tab. *Note: Yearbook-shipments will arrive soon. We will notify you when the yearbooks are delivered to our campus, and we will provide instructions to pick-up your order.

Sylmar Shines Again: Spartan Scholar Earns the 2019-2020 CTE Student of the Year Award!

We have just been notified that one of our seniors, Kimberly Saldana, has earned the 2019-2020 CTE Student of the Year Award! In the words of the District's CTE Specialist: "This year brought unprecedented global experiences to our communities and our teachers and students responded with adaptability and fortitude. We are delighted to recognize your student, Kimberly Saldana as a 2019-2020 CTE Student of the Year. Your student was selected because she exemplified and modeled integrity, ethical leadership and demonstrated creativity and innovation to apply career technical skills in the classroom and in service to their community. The CTE learning experience prepares our students to problem solve and create solutions that improve the issues of our diverse communities and we look forward to the impact they will make. We also recognize that it was your dynamic and innovative instruction and guidance that catalyzed her efforts and perseverance." Kimberly's Floriculture teacher, Ms. Araceli Aguilar, will be signing the attached certificate in recognition of Kimberly's tremendous accomplishment!

Information for Students Interested in Volleyball!

Are you interested in being part of the Sylmar Championship Volleyball program for 2020-2021? If you are new to Sylmar Charter High School, or if are a returning student who did not play volleyball last season, please contact Coach Lertzman at Dlertzma@lausd.net. The Girls’ season is in the Fall semester and the Boys’ season is in the Spring semester. Thank you.

Survey for Students Interested in Cheer!

Are you hoping to be apart of the 2020-2021 SCHS Cheer program? Click on the headline to access the form for those who are interested in the 2020-2021 season. Please fill out and submit the entire form. All information submitted is completely confidential and will only be viewed by coaching staff. Coach Martinez and Coach Rochelle look forward to hearing from you!

Survey for Students Interested in Football!

Coach Williams is requesting that you respond to the survey below so he can ensure that he has your contact information to begin preparations for the fall season. We will also be offering a Period 6 Football Class for the Fall semester. Please complete the form below and remember- spring final grades determine eligibility for the fall season, so finish #SpartanStrong! Click on the headline or the "Read Full Story" button to access the form!

Parent Center Resources Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic and School Closures

Our Parent Center is here to support our families. Please click on the headline to access a variety of resources to help us cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and the school closures. Nuestro Centro de Padres está aquí para apoyar a nuestras familias. Haga clic en el título para acceder a una variedad de recursos que nos ayudarán a enfrentar la pandemia de COVID-19 y el cierre de escuelas.

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 if you are not able to get WiFi through any other internet provider.

Sylmar Charter High School Is a Grab & Go Food Center!

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 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. Click on the headline for additional updates!

Just Published: Sylmar Charter High School Is a 2020 Winner!

Sylmar Senior High has once again made the U.S. News & World Report National Rankings. This is the fourth 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 2020 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!

What Spartan Nation is Currently Reading

With many of us at home attempting to help flatten the curve, what are you reading? Check out the results from a recent survey of a neighboring community. We are grateful to the staff at La Canada High School for allowing us to post this list from their recent community survey.

Seniors - Our 2020-2021 Senior Attendance Policy Is Now Available!

All Class of 2021 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 18, 2020, 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!

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!

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

Our school has earned the Common Sense School Badge through June 2021! 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.

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!

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