News and Announcements

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.
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Sylmar Shines Again: We Have a Grammy-Winning Alumnus!

Sergio Alonso is a 1993 graduate of Sylmar High School. He just received his second Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Album, with the group Mariachi Los Camperos. The album is "De Ayer Para Siempre." Sergio is a master of the Mexican folk harp. He earned his degree from UCLA in 1999. He is also the band director at San Fernando High School and leads the Mariachi Master Apprentice Program for the City of San Fernando, a youth Mariachi program that has won numerous awards and has even played for President Obama at the White House.
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Sylmar Shines Again: Our Spartan Artists Were Featured at CSUN's High School Invitational!

Earlier this month, CSUN hosted the 22nd High School Invitational, which displays selected works made by students from over thirty San Fernando Valley high schools. The showcase includes a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, and photography, among others. Under the expert guidance of our art teacher, Mr. Joshua Rohal, the exhibit featured the works of several Spartan artists, including Angelica Cortes, Erica Garcia, Victor Garcia, Alexia Huanosta, Vianey Huerta, and Giovanni Rodriguez. Some of their amazing works are shown below. Congratulations to our amazing Spartan artists!
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Schedule of IABs in English/Language Arts and Mathematics

Teachers use the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) in English/Language Arts and Mathematics throughout the school year to assess smaller bundles of content. The IABs are intended to provide teachers and students the ability to check where they are at that moment in time, and teachers can use results to determine next steps for instruction. Beginning in the 2019–2020 school year, new focused IABs will assess no more than three assessment targets to provide teachers with a more detailed understanding of student learning. Please click on the headline to access the schedule of these assessments.
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Attention Seniors! Submit Your Senior Baby Pictures for the 2020 Yearbook!

Hey Seniors! (and Parents/Guardians of Seniors!) It is a timeless tradition; time to turn-in your BABY PICTURES for the 2020 Yearbook! To submit your Baby Picture, get the YEARBOOK SNAP app, OR use the ‘Community Upload’ feature under the ‘YEARBOOK’ -link on SYLMARHS.ORG, or use this link- https://wpcgo.yearbookforever.com/MgMfZ ACCESS CODE: spartans2020 Please include the Senior's Full Name and ID Number. DUE: Friday, January 31st, 2020!!! For further information, please contact Ms. Potrovitza at jxp3334@lausd.net
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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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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!
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Just Published: Sylmar Charter High School Is a Winner!

Sylmar Senior High has once again made the U.S. News & World Report National Rankings. This is the third 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 2019 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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