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!
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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! Please find the link to the Telemundo piece on our amazing Culinary Arts program. The students highlighted did an amazing job on articulating their learning and how this program has prepared them for the future. Great Job, Mr. Fitz and the Advanced Culinary Arts Students! Click on the headline for the video!
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!
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
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
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!
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!
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!
For the Month of February 2019: It is with a sense of great pride that we honor the seventy three (73) Sylmar Family members who had perfect attendance last month! Click on the headline to access the file and see all of our honorees!
Update as of 03.07.2019: The attached file summarizes our current attendance data. Included in these data are several exciting analytics, so please take a moment and review our data!
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.
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.
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...
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!
Fourteen Tuesdays throughout the 2018-2019 school year, our teachers will participate in Professional Development sessions. Click on the headline to see those dates, as well as all other early dismissal dates!
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.
Which message would you put in a fortune cookie?
An exciting opportunity lies ahead of you.
Get your mind set…confidence will lead you on.
A routine task will turn into an enchanting adventure.
Make yourself necessary to someone.
Dance as if no one is watching.
Bloom where you are planted.
The one you love is closer than you think.
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