About the Sylmar High STM Magnet

Sylmar Charter High School
Science Technology Math Magnet
(818) 833-3776 (office closed)
13050 Borden Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342
 
Contact us! We are here to help.
Please refer to the chart below for contact information.
Name
Ms. Nabil Montez
Speaks Spanish
Ms. Debbie Steinert
Speaks a little Spanish
Ms. Victoria Hoffman
Speaks Spanish
Position Magnet Counselor Magnet Coordinator Magnet Clerk
Email dsteiner@lausd.net
Phone (818) 833-3783 (818) 833-3738 (818) 833-3776
Support areas • Class schedules
• Concerns about grades
• Emotional well-being
• Discipline
• College Applications
• FAFSA
• Graduation Progress
• College/Career Planning
• Transcripts & Records
• Attendance
• Enrollment/Withdrawal
• Magnet Applications
• Textbooks
• College Applications
• FAFSA
• Purchasing
• Attendance
• General Questions
• Records Requests
• Parent Portal Help
• Magnet Applications
• Enrollment/Withdrawal
• Transcripts & Records
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
¡Contáctenos! Estamos aquí para ayudar.
Consulte el cuadro a continuación para obtener información de contacto. 
Nombre
Ms. Nabil Montez
Habla español
Ms. Debbie Steinert
Habla un poco de español
Ms. Victoria Hoffman
Habla español
Posición Consejero de Magnet Coordinador de Magnet Secretaria de Magnet
Correo electrónico dsteiner@lausd.net
Teléfono (818) 833-3783 (818) 833-3738 (818) 833-3776
Áreas de apoyo • Horarios de clases
• Las calificaciones
• El bienestar emocional
• Disciplina
• Solicitudes para la universidad
• FAFSA
• Progreso de graduación
• Planificación universitaria / profesional
• Transcripciones y registros
• Asistencia
• Inscripción / Retiro
• Aplicaciones de Magnet
• Libros de texto
• Solicitudes para la universidad
• FAFSA
• Compras
• Asistencia
• Preguntas generales
• Solicitudes de registros
• Ayuda del portal para padres
• Aplicaciones de Magnet
• Inscripción / Retiro
• Transcripciones y registros
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome!
Welcome to the the Sylmar Charter High Science Tech Math Magnet and thank you for visiting our page! The Sylmar Charter High Science Tech Math Magnet opened September 13, 1994. We have 425 students who travel to Sylmar from various parts of the city.  A nurturing atmosphere, dedicated staff, small classes, and a friendly student body contribute to our students' success. 85% of our graduates attend four year universities immediately after high school. 15% attend two year colleges. Please visit the University Acceptance link to the right to see a list of universities that have accepted our students. 
 
 
 
 
The application period for the 2021-2022 school closed on November 20, 2020. Late applications for the 2021-2022 school year will be available through September 2021. Applications will be available at echoices.lausd.netWhen looking for our school, make sure you select "Sylmar Charter HS Science Tech Math Magnet 1887802." Sylmar Academy is a different school.
 
The on-time application period for the 2022-2023 school year will be open from October 1, 2021 to November 12, 2021. If you would also like to apply to our school for the current school year (2020-2021), this is done through echoices.lausd.net but is considered a late application. There is currently a wait list at all grade levels however prospective students are always encouraged to apply for spaces that may open for Spring Semester. Late applications will remain open through September, 2021. 
 
If you would like more information about the Magnet program for Los Angeles Unified, please refer to the LAUSD Magnets home page. Please see our school Brochure for more information about our school. Our brochure is available in Spanish as well. 
 
We have been honored to be selected as one of the Nation's top High Schools by US News and World Report in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017. We were selected because of our high graduation rate, excellent test score, wide variety of Advanced Placement Classes and high number of students prepared to attend universities.  
 
 
Excelling Magnet Award 2020
 
We are also honored to have earned the Excelling Magnet Award for being one of the top magnets in LAUSD!
 
Transportation
Some students may be eligible for transportation by LAUSD. Students must live OUTSIDE the  five mile radius from our school Please click on this 5 Mile Radius Map to see if you are eligible for transportation. Please check with the Magnet Coordinator to see if transportation is available in your area. Our school has stops at Verdugo Hills High School, Arleta High School, Polytechnic High School, Panorama High School and North Hollywood High School. 
 
Vision Statement

The Sylmar Charter High Science Tech Math Magnet is committed to providing a rigorous academic program that successfully prepares our students for selective universities. This is done in a close-knit, family environment that provides support for academic success and social responsibility. Math and Science will be integrated across the content areas.

 

Mission Statement

The Sylmar Charter High Science Tech Math Magnet will:

  • develop students who are critical thinkers and who possess the necessary skills to be effective communicators.
  • provide a variety of differentiated learning experiences to meet each student's needs.
  • provide the academic, emotional, social, and multi-cultural environment needed to give students a positive image of themselves.
  • encourage students to lead productive adult lives.
  • encourage students to apply their talents in service to others.
  • involve all stakeholders in the decision-making process.

 

Belief Statement

The Sylmar Charter High Science Tech Math Magnet staff, students and parents believe that:

  • all students have a right to receive a quality education.
  • a quality education can only occur when there is support, commitment, and cooperative interaction among stakeholders.
  • school must be a safe and pleasant place where values of trust, fairness, and mutual respect are part of the school.
  • our students can meet or exceed the standards on all Common Core assessments.
  • students will employ systematic methods in written and oral communication, and in critical thinking and decision making strategies.
  • students who complete the magnet curriculum will be competitive at ANY college or university.  

 

Our faculty is committed to instructional excellence without losing sight of our students' individual needs. Instructors work closely with each other to reinforce concepts learned in all disciplines.  We develop well rounded students who excel in academics and leadership qualities. To prepare for work at the university level, students complete research projects and reports in all academic subjects. Students are required to take both Math and Science classes each year.  A detailed description of the Magnet School can be viewed by clicking on this document:
Annual Magnet Evaluation Report Sylmar Charter HS STM Magnet 2021

  
We are very proud of our 2019 SBAC scores!  We are one of the highest scoring high schools in LAUSD.  This table contains the scores for English and math, as well as a combined total that was used to rank the schools on the list.  The test is taken by all 11th grade students in the state.  This list is a comparison to the most popular schools in our neighborhood and surrounding communities, as well as the LAUSD Magnet average LAUSD High School Average and State average for high school. (There were no SBAC tests given in 2020.)
 

SCHOOL
English
Meets/Exceeds
Math
Meets/Exceeds

Combined
KENNEDY GIFTED MED. MAGNET (Must be Gifted to attend) 82% 56% 138
SYLMAR MST MAGNET 80% 53% 133
GRANADA HILLS CHARTER 77% 55% 132
SAN FERNANDO STeM MAGNET 79% 53% 132
VERDUGO HILLS STEM MAGNET 78% 53% 131
LACES MAGNET 66% 60% 126
MONROE LAW MAGNET 82% 43% 125
PUC LAKEVIEW PUC CHARTER 71% 51% 122
SOCES MAGNET 64% 48% 112
VERDUGO HILLS VAPA MAGNET 77% 35% 112
TAFT CHARTER  66% 41% 107
High School Magnet Average 66% 39% 105
CANOGA PARK EEVS MAGNET 76% 21% 97
COMMUNITY PUC CHARTER  54% 43% 96
SUN VALLEY MAGNETS 52% 41% 93
PUC TRIUMPH CHARTER 62% 30% 92
RESEDA POLICE MAGNET 53% 38% 90
State High School Average 57% 32% 89
CANOGA PARK CAM MAGNET 69% 19% 88
CHAVEZ HUMANITAS 72% 16% 88
VAN NUYS PERF. ARTS MAGNET 56% 29% 85
LAUSD High School Average 55% 28% 83
PEARL JOURNALISM MAGNET 51% 26% 77
KENNEDY ARCH, MAGNET 47% 29% 76
CHAVEZ ARTES MAGNET 56% 18% 74
CHAVEZ ASE 56% 17% 74
VAUGHN CHARTER 57% 16% 73
VALLEY ACAD. ARTS & SCIENCES 53% 16% 69
CHAVEZ TECH PREP 55% 9% 64
MONROE POLICE MAGNET 54% 8% 62
ARLETA HIGH 41% 21% 62
SYLMAR BIOTECH ACAD 55% 6% 61
RESEDA PERF. ARTS MAGNET 40% 15% 55
KENNEDY (main school)  39% 15% 54
DISCOVERY PREP CHARTER 32% 12% 44
 
Although academics are our primary concern, we feel it is important for our students to develop a sense of social responsibility and to learn to make ethical decisions. To facilitate the development of these traits, our staff uses a thematic approach in the delivery of our curriculum. In each grade level, our students investigate the impact of technological advancement on society and the environment. Students are challenged to use critical thinking skills and effective problem solving skills to evaluate technological and scientific advancements. The students then apply their knowledge in simulated “real world” experiences such as conducting science experiments, writing political policy papers, mock trials and community service projects.
 
In addition to a challenging curriculum, all magnet students are encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities. Our school works hard to develop well rounded students who not only excel in academics but in leadership qualities as well. A wide variety of clubs and activities are available to our students. The Magnet School also sponsors activities that encourage community involvement and civic responsibility.
 
We are interested in students who:
Are self motivated
Are intellectually curious
Want to improve leadership skills
Have outstanding attendance
Are college bound
Are motivated to succeed
Participate in extra curricular activities
Have good study skills
 
 
Imanol Tabaras, class of 2017, was asked to speak to the LAUSD Board of Education on May 30, 2017. Please view his video here.
 
 
Click here to access your child's grades on the Parent Portal! Click here for access Passport.LAUSD.net.  You can set up an account that will allow you to see attendance, standardized test scores and update contact information.  
 
 
Planning Ahead 2021-2022
 
2021-2022 Early Dismissal Tuesdays (Student Dismissal at 1:47 pm)

August 24, 2021
September 14, 2021
September 21, 2021
October 05, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 02, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 07, 2021
January 11, 2022
January 25, 2022
February 01, 2022
February 15, 2022
March 01, 2022
March 15, 2022
 
Important Dates
Aug. 16, 2021
First day of classes for the Fall Semester
Sept. 2, 2021
Back-to-School Night
Sept. 3, 2021 Admissions Day - School Holiday
Sept. 6, 2021 Labor Day - School Holiday
Sept. 7, 2021 Unassigned Day - School Closed
Sept. 16, 2021 Unassigned Day - School Closed
Oct. 21, 2021
Parent Conferences (Student-Led)
Nov. 11, 2021 Veterans Day - School Holiday
Nov. 22-26, 2021 Thanksgiving Break - Office Closed, No Classes
Dec. 22-Jan 7 Winter Break - Office Closed, No Classes
Jan. 10, 2022 First day of the Spring Semester
Jan. 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Day - School Holiday
Feb. 21, 2022 President’s Day - School Holiday
March 24, 2022
Parent Conferences (Student-Led)
March 28, 2022 Cesar Chavez Day - School Holiday
Ap. 11-15, 2022 Spring Break - Office Closed, No Classes
May 12, 2022
Open House
May 30, 2022 Memorial Day - School Holiday
June 9, 2022 Graduation
June 9, 2022 Last Day of School
 
 
New Student Orientation
Please view the recording of our New Magnet Student Orientation. Password: D0xek9=h
 
You can also view the slide show here: New Student Orientation Presentation.
 
Enrollment Process for students who were already accepted to our magnet
Please complete the forms in the links below. This will allow us to enroll your child in our system and register their classes. This is NOT the link to apply to our school. If you wish to apply, visit  echoices.lausd.net.
 
Students will complete a survey form to select their PE class, as well as give us information about their math and Spanish classes.
 
All magnet students take Spanish to fulfill their World Language requirement for graduation and college entrance. Our Spanish Placement test will help us assess each student’s Spanish skill level and enroll students in the best course for them. This test is NOT used to determine eligibility for the magnet or any other classes. Students who speak no Spanish at all are not required to take the test. They will be enrolled automatically into beginning Spanish 1. Click on this link to get to our placement test. It will take you between 30 and 60 minutes to complete.