News and Announcements

Our Teacher Office Hours to Support Distance Learning

In an effort to support our students during this period of distance learning, our teachers will be holding Office Hours each week. Please click on the headline for a table that details this information. En un esfuerzo por apoyar a nuestros estudiantes durante este período de aprendizaje a distancia, nuestros maestros tendrán Horas de Oficina cada semana. Haga clic en el título para ver una tabla que detalla esta información.
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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 to access various options for providing affordable home connectivity through the District and its partners.
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LAUSD Schools Closed Until May 01, 2020; Sylmar Charter High School Is Now a Grab & Go Food Center!

Due to recent developments in the global coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles Unified District schools will be closed until May 01, 2020. 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 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. Click on the headline for additional updates!
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COVID-19 Update: School Closure Until May 01, 2020

Superintendent Beutner announced the closure of all LAUSD schools for two weeks: “Effective Monday, March 16, we will close all Los Angeles Unified public schools until May 1st while we evaluate the appropriate path forward.”

All of the instructional packets that our teachers prepared for online distance learning can be accessed via Schoology or via this Google Drive link: In addition, digital packets are available via the "Students" tab on this site. Finally, hard copies of the student packets were prepared and distributed to students on Friday, March 13, 2020.

We will continue to do our best to keep you informed. Facts and circumstances may change quickly so we encourage you to check the district website ( regularly. You can also access updates via Twitter @AustinLASchools or call the District hotline at (213) 443-1300.

Additionally, you may access a variety of resources and guidelines on our web site ("School and District Updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)" to ensure the health and well-being of our students and families.

This site contains valuable information on steps we can take to protect ourselves form the coronavirus:
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School Closure Instructional Packets

All of the Instructional packets are available as PDF files. In addition, all of these instructional packets can also be accessed via Schoology or via this Google Drive link: If you are having difficulty viewing these files, please email your teacher using Schoology for clarification. If you are having issues with resetting Schoology, go to "Email Activation" within the "Students" tab and follow the steps. In addition, student packets were prepared and distributed to students on Friday, March 13, 2020.
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School and District Updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know that you may have questions regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The District has created a website with information in English and Spanish. The site is If you click on the headline, you will be have access to several resources, including updates from our Principal, Mr. Wright. Also, the District has established a COVID-19 hotline at 213-443-1300. This line is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
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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, Click on the headline for the dates of our application timeline.
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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 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 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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