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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!

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Here Is How to Get Your COVID Test! Featured Photo

Here Is How to Get Your COVID Test!

Our school's hours of operation on school days are from 7:45 am until 3:30 pm. The Power Apps mobile app is no longer supported to generate your Daily Pass. Please access the Daily Pass portal online at dailypass.lausd.net. Using the daily pass helps to avoid crowds forming at entrances due to delayed interactions caused by taking time to respond to the screening questions. If you are having difficulty scheduling a COVID Test appointment, please note that testing centers are now accepting walk-ins. Anticipate a longer wait, but you will be able to get your test. You should be able to generate a Daily Pass as long as you have a baseline test in the system and an appointment scheduled. Please click on the headline to access additional information, links, and a special video created by one of our Spartan Scholars! ... El horario de atención de nuestra escuela durante los días escolares es de 7:45 am a 3:30 pm. La aplicación móvil Power Apps ya no es compatible para generar su Pase diario. Acceda al portal Daily Pass en línea en dailypass.lausd.net. El uso del pase diario ayuda a evitar la formación de multitudes en las entradas debido a interacciones demoradas causadas por tomarse el tiempo para responder a las preguntas de detección. Si tiene dificultades para programar una cita para la prueba COVID, tenga en cuenta que los centros de pruebas ahora aceptan visitas sin cita previa. Anticipe una espera más larga, pero podrá hacerse la prueba. Debería poder generar un Pase diario siempre que tenga una prueba de referencia en el sistema y una cita programada. ¡Haga clic en el titular para acceder a información adicional, enlaces y un video especial creado por uno de nuestros Eruditos Spartanos!
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Spartan Scholar of the Week!

Spartan Scholar for the Week of 05.10.2021: Diana Mendez Soto, a 12th grader in our School of Business, Technology and Design, is an excellent student. She has maintained excellent grades as a result of her strong work ethic and diligent study habits, and has been an honoree in the Principal’s Honor Roll for her academic achievements. She has taken multiple Advanced Placement and Honors courses, served as a tutor for other students in math and English, and has been a member of the Academic Decathlon squad, as well. Thank you for being awesome, Diana! You make us proud! For this honor, our scholar's name will be placed on the marquee and on the home page of our web site all week. In addition, our scholar has earned a prestigious Schoology badge for this honor!
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Star Staff of the Week!

Star Staff for the Week of 05.10.2021, as nominated by as submitted by Mr. Gabriel Ruedas: I would like to nominate Ms. Lourdes Herrera as our Star Staff of the Week. Ms. Herrera she is always welling to help and support our students and staff. Her kind heart and caring ways always shine through. Thank you for all you do, Ms. Herrera!
Five Straight Years as a U.S. News & World Report Winner! Featured Photo

Five Straight Years as a U.S. News & World Report Winner!

Sylmar Senior High has once again made the U.S. News & World Report National Rankings. This is the fifth 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 2021 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!
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Seal of Biliteracy Honors

This year, 121 Senior Scholars earned the Seal of Biliteracy Honors!  The LAUSD and California Sate Seals of Biliteracy recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. Please click on the headline for more information! ... ¡Este año, 121 estudiantes en el grado 12 obtuvieron el Sello de Honores de Alfabetización Bilingüe! El LAUSD y los sellos estatales de alfabetización bilingüe de California reconocen a los graduados de la escuela secundaria que han alcanzado un alto nivel de competencia en hablar, leer y escribir en uno o más idiomas además del inglés. Haga clic en el título para obtener más información.
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Free COVID-19 Testing

In an effort to support our families during this unprecedented time, Los Angeles Unified’s COVID-19 testing is open for any household member of a Los Angeles Unified student or employee at 24 sites across the District. Please click on the headline to access additional information and appointment links. ... En un esfuerzo por apoyar a nuestras familias durante estos tiempos sin precedentes, las pruebas de COVID-19 del Distrito Unificado de los Ángeles están disponibles para cualquier miembro de la familia de un estudiante o empleado del Distrito Unificado de Los Ángeles en 24 sitios a lo largo del Distrito. Haga clic en el título para acceder a información adicional y enlaces de citas.
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Senior Spotlight Personal Page for the Yearbook

Attention All Class of ’21 Seniors! The Yearbook Staff has exciting news! We are creating a Senior Spotlight Personal Page (Section) in the 2021 Yearbook, for EVERY Senior (free of charge)! We have never done this before, but we want to do something really special and memorable for the Class of 2021! We are counting on EVERYONE’S participation and contributions in order to make this a truly unique keepsake. Click on the headline for all of the details.
2021 Yearbook Available to Pre-order Now! Featured Photo

2021 Yearbook Available to Pre-order Now!

Spartans! Our 2021 Yearbook is available to pre-order Now! Buy early and save! The $65 price has been extended, but only until the end of April! Pre-order yours at sylmarhs.org >>> click 'Yearbook' under the Students tab, OR at this link: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/sylmar_high_school_buy_yearbook_328549/ ...And please continue to share your photos in the Snapp App or Community Upload >>> Access Code: spartans2021. Don't miss out on the memories!
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Free English Classes for Parents

Parents and Families, come join us for free ESL Zoom classes for parents starting today. Dates: Wednesdays February 24-May 26, 2021 2:30-4:00 pm. Please click on the headline for to access the Zoom code. Padres y familias, únase a nosotros para recibir clases gratuitas de ESL Zoom para padres a partir de hoy. Fechas: miércoles 24 de febrero al 26 de mayo de 2021 2:30- 4:00 pm. Haga clic en el título para acceder al código de Zoom.
Why Choose Sylmar Charter High School? Featured Photo

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!
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District Resources for Students and Families!

From Our Superintendent, Mr. Austin Beutner: "I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. The doors may not be open at school facilities as we start the year but the opportunity to learn must be there for all students. Learning happens when students and teachers are connected and our efforts, whether online or at school, are to make sure we provide students with the best possible education. The impact of COVID-19 requires us to take different approaches and put forth extraordinary efforts, we are committed to both." Click on the headline to access several resources!
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Parent Resources Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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. Click on the headline to access the link to make an appointment for the District’s COVID-19 Testing Program. 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. Click on the headline to access the link to make an appointment for the District’s COVID-19 Testing Program.
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Need Schoology or Parent Portal Assistance?

Students and parents, if you need help logging into Schoology or the Parent Portal, please click on the headline or "Read Full Story" for links to tutorials. These tutorials will also help you access the many features in these applications. In addition, if you need help accessing your Student ID, e-mail address, or PIN code, please contact the school and we will help you. Estudiantes y padres, si necesitan ayuda para iniciar una sesión en Schoology o en el Portal para Padres, haga clic en el título o en "Leer Historia Completa" para obtener enlaces a tutoriales. Estos tutoriales también le ayudarán a acceder a las numerosas funciones de estas aplicaciones. Además, si necesita ayuda para acceder la Identificación Estudiantil, su dirección de correo electrónico, o su código PIN, comuníquese con la escuela y lo ayudaremos.
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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.
EduCare's Exciting Virtual Programs! Featured Photo

EduCare's Exciting Virtual Programs!

EduCare is now offering free live virtual programming for our Spartan Scholars. These programs contain academic, enrichment, and physical components. Every student must have a new 2020-2021 Registration Form on file. Click on the headline to access registration forms, access to our programs, and additional information regarding our services!
We Have Earned the College Board's AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award! Featured Photo

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.
We Have Been Selected for the Amazon Future Engineer Program! Featured Photo

We Have Been Selected for the Amazon Future Engineer Program!

Sylmar Charter High School has been selected to participate in the Amazon Future Engineer Program 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!
What Is Spartan Nation is Reading? Featured Photo

What Is Spartan Nation is 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.
We Earned the Common Sense School Badge! Featured Photo

We 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.
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School for Advanced Studies Is Accepting Applications!

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.
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Schoology and Wi-Fi Access Information

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 simple as possible. Click on the headline for the instructions!
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Log In to the Parent Portal!

Parents and guardians can access information about their students (such as attendance and test scores) with the Parent Portal via our web site. Just go to "Parents," then click on "Parent Portal Login," and off you go! Click on the headline for links to get you started! Los padres y tutores pueden acceder información sobre sus estudiantes (como asistencia y puntajes de exámenes) con el Portal para Padres ("Parent Portal") a través de nuestro sitio web. Simplemente vaya a "Parents", luego haga clic en "Parent Portal Login", ¡y listo! ¡Haga clic en el título para ver los enlaces para comenzar!
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Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

Suicide is a serious public health problem that takes an enormous toll on families, students, employees and communities. Suicide prevention involves the collective efforts of families/caregivers, the school community, mental health practitioners, local community organizations, and related professionals to reduce the incidence of suicide through education, awareness, and services. School personnel are instrumental in helping students and their families by identifying students at-risk and linking them to school and community mental health resources. Click on the headline to access important resources.
Title IX, Section 504, and Students with Disabilities Student Brochures Featured Photo

Title IX, Section 504, and Students with Disabilities Student Brochures

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying. Federal and state law mandate that Districts annually publish and disseminate Title IX and Section 504 and Students with Disabilities student brochures. Please click on the headline to access these brochures.
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LAUSD Non-Discrimination Statement

The Los Angeles Unified School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions) sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance. Please click on the headline for further information.
Senate Bill 1375 Required Title IX Notices for School Websites Featured Photo

Senate Bill 1375 Required Title IX Notices for School Websites

Our Title IX Complaint Managers are Ms. Susan De La Pena and Mr. Derek Martin. They can be contacted via email at susan.delapena@lausd.net and/or dem6483@lausd.net, respectively. Please contact the Office of Communications and Media Relations at communications@lausd.net or call 213-241-6766 to request access to or notify LAUSD about on-line information or functionality that is currently inaccessible. To file a formal grievance with the Los Angeles Unified School District, under Section 504 and Title II, please copy and paste this link to learn how: http://bit.ly/TitleIXRequiredNotices
  • 93% Graduation Rate
  • 95% In-Seat Attendance Rate
  • 84% College-Bound Rate
  • 4 Personalized Smaller Learning Communities
  • 18 Advanced Placement Courses Offered
  • 24 Honors Courses Offered
  • 30 Clubs and Activities on Campus
  • 17 Visual and Performing Arts Sections (9 Different Course Titles)