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Abigail Miranda on Fox 11 News!

Ms. Carchi and Abigail Miranda on Fox 11 News!

Abigail Miranda on Fox 11 News!

Sylmar Charter HS at the Oscars!

Sylmar Charter HS at the Oscars!

Sylmar Charter HS at the Oscars!

Telemundo Visited Mr. Fitzgerald's Culinary Artists!

Arbor Day - Greg Pokorski President So. Calif. Garden Club, Steve List, Kelly Gonez - School Board Member, Rodney Wright Principal

Arbor Day presentations at Sylmar Charter

Arbor day presentation by So. Calif. Garden Club President Greg Pokorski

Academic Decathlon Leadership Award Winner, Alondra Pureco, with Mr. Craig!

Our Excelling Magnet!

Read Across America Celebration!

Mr. List's Horticulture Workshop!

Sylmar Cheer!

Sylmar Cheer!
Sylmar Cheer!

Award-Winning Wrestlers!

Academic Decathlon at the DWP!

First Place Winners in the STEAM Competition!

College and Resource Fair in the Quad
College and Resource Fair in the Quad

College and Resource Fair in the Quad

Attendance Matters! Campaign

Attendance Matters! Campaign

Attendance Matters! Campaign

Our Parent Center in Action!

Our Parent Center in Action!

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.

Spartan Nation ... Your Future Starts Here!

Each year, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. Our school will be administering CAASPP tests to all 11th graders from April 2nd through April 30th. Students can access SBAC and CAST practice exams through by clicking on the "Students" tab, and then "CAST/SBAC Practice Exams." At Sylmar Charter High School, our goal is for all students to achieve their full potential. The CAASPP test results are one way we can better understand if we are meeting that goal. 

News and Announcements

Sylmar Shines Again: We Have Gold Medal Winners at the Academic Decathlon Competition! Watch Our AcaDeca Video!

At the most recent Academic Decathlon competition, our school ranked 27 out of 54 high schools. The LAUSD regional competition is well-known across the country as being the toughest competition. In fact, our regional competition is much tougher than most state competitions. We made a huge improvement over last year, when we came in forty third place. Click on the headline for the winners and to view our video!

Sylmar Shines Again: FOX TV Segment With EduCare Sylmar Charter High School Student!

Our Spartan Scholar, Abigail Miranda, was selected to be a part of a FOX TV segment about the possible funding cut for after school programs. She spoke about why after school programs are important for students and how it impacts her life. She did a fantastic job! Everyone enjoyed her story and was really touched by what she said. Some of the participants reported that they were about to cry when she talked about how much after school programs mean to her. They really enjoyed that she brought such a heart-felt emotion to the segment. Click on the headline to view some photos! The segment will air on Sunday, March 24, 2019, on channel 11 at 9:00 am and on channel 13 at 12:00 pm. You can also watch it online here: http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaCenterPlayer.aspx?u=aHR0cDovL21lZGlhY2VudGVyLnR2ZXllcy5jb20vZG93bmxvYWRnYXRld2F5LmFzcHg%2FVXNlcklEPTgxNjU1Jk1ESUQ9MTEyOTA3NzYmTURTZWVkPTMxNjAmVHlwZT1NZWRpYQ%3D%3D

Sylmar Shines Again: We Have Just received the Prestigious "Excelling Magnet Award"!

It is with great pride that we announce that the Sylmar Charter High School Science Technology Math Magnet has just received the highly prestigious Excelling Magnet Award! This coveted distinction is based on our Magnet's Performance Index, which includes metrics such as SBAC scores, student attendance rates, and high enrollment in Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Congratulations on this incredible achievement! Such a proud moment!

Here Is Our SBAC Testing Schedule for Our Eleventh Grade Spartan Scholars!!

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

CAST Testing for All 11th Grade Spartan Scholars on April 10 and 11, 2019!

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

Hey Seniors! Contribute Your Own Pictures to the 2019 Yearbook!

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).

Yearbooks Are On Sale! Pre-order the Sylmar Charter High School 2019 Yearbook!

The cost is $70 until April 1st. Prices will go up, so buy now and save! Available at our student store, school website, or go to https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/MgMfZ.

Hey Seniors! (or Parent of a Senior!) - It is a timeless tradition... time to submit your BABY PICTURES for the 2019 Yearbook! Get the YEARBOOK SNAP app OR use the ‘Community Upload’ feature under the ‘YEARBOOK’ link on sylmarhs.org, or click here: https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/MgMfZ
Access Code: spartans2019
Please include the Senior's Full Name and ID Number.
Due: February 12, 2019
For questions, please contact Ms. Potrovitza at jxp3334@lausd.net

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 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!

Meet This Week's Spartan Scholar of the Week!

For the Week of 03.25.2019: Guadalupe Calixtro defines scholar athlete to the extreme. She is a marching band participant, as well as a scholar athlete who is on the verge of attaining Valedictorian status. She works hard in the classroom and on the field to reach success. Guadalupe is also a Link Crew Leader, teaching freshman Spartans to understand the role of academics and extra-curricular activities. Guadalupe is a diligent scholar and is well worthy of the Spartan of the Week award. 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, and a Spartan mini-football. Click on the headline for a photo of this week's Scholar!

Meet Our Perfect Attendance Scholars for February 2019!

For the Month of February 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 February 2019 are Ecsy Rodriguez and Matthew Savedra from our School of Business, Technology and Design. 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 sixteen 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 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 Nominees for the LAUSD Alumni History and Hall of Fame Project!

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...

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!

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.

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