Enrollment Process

There are three enrollment pathways at Sylmar Charter High School:

  1. If you live in the Sylmar area, then you can apply through our Zone of Choice application process.
  2. If you live outside of the Zone of Choice area, then you can apply through the Affiliated Charter application process.
  3. You can also apply to our Science Tech Math Magnet by completing the echoices application, as fully explained here.

The initial application window for all three pathways opens on October 1 each year, and closes in mid-November.  However, we accept Zone of Choice and Affiliated Charter applications throughout the year. 


The first two processes are explained further below, and the Magnet application process is detailed here.


If you live in the Sylmar area, you are in the North Valley Zone of Choice. To find out if you live within the boundaries of the Zone of Choice, please visit this site and input your address. To enroll in our school, you will need to fill out a Zone of Choice application. Feel free to stop by Sylmar High's Records Office so that we can help you with the application process.  You can access an application below, or you can complete the application here. Once complete, please fax the application to (213) 241-4108 or e-mail it to [email protected]. We can also fax it or e-mail it for you. If you need any help with this process, our Records Office staff can help you.  Feel free to stop by or call us at (818) 833-5101.


If you do not live in the North Valley Zone of Choice attendance area, but anywhere else in the state of California, you are eligible to enroll at our school due to our Affiliated Charter status. You can apply via the Choices portal here while that application window is open.  If the number of applications exceeds the number of seats, then we conduct a lottery drawing. That charter application lottery drawing takes place in the School Library on a specific date in February of each year. The specific date will be posted on our web site and on our marquee.  We only randomly select names for those who applied via Choices by the deadline. If you did not apply via Choices by the deadline, you may submit a late application via the Choices portal. If you would like to attend the lottery, please enter through the front gate, which is close to the Library. You do not have to be present to be selected. The lottery results and waitlists will be available the following day in the Attendance Office window. Those students who are not selected will be placed on a waiting list. This lottery does not apply to our Magnet program, since that process is coordinated through the District. 

Enrollment Requirements
These are required items that you bring to enroll.
2. Parent/Guardian must bring a valid photo ID.
3. If the student is not living with a parent, a caregiver affidavit provided by the Enrollment Office will also need to be signed.
4. The student’s Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, or Passport to verify the student’s age.
5. The student’s immunization and vaccine records.
6. We must verify the student’s home address with a gas or electric bill, rent or lease agreement, or resident statement. The bill must in the parent’s name. If the bill is in another person’s name, then you must bring the bill and the person whose name appears on the bill with their picture ID.
7. Students transferring from outside the LAUSD should bring a transcript from their last school so we can properly enroll them in classes and give them credit for previous high school classes they have completed. Transcripts may be furnished after the student is enrolled if necessary.
8. All other forms that need to be completed are inside the enrollment packet provided by the Enrollment Office. New students are required to submit emergency contact information. The emergency card is available online. You may fill it out ahead of time and bring it with you when you enroll.  You can also access the forms here: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/9244
Required Immunizations


New students will not be enrolled unless a written immunization record, provided by a physician or the health department, is presented at the time of enrollment and immunizations are up- to-date.




Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses

(4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.) For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday.


Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses

(3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday)


Hepatitis B — 3 doses

(Not required for 7th grade entry)


Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses

(Both given on or after 1st birthday)


Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses


These immunization requirements apply to new admissions and transfers for all grades, including transitional kindergarten.


Students who require additional vaccine doses or who lack a written record are no longer allowed a grace period. All students new to the District, or transfer students within the District, must show that they have received all currently required immunizations in order to be enroll. The immunization status of all students will be review periodically. Those students who do not meet the State guidelines must be excluded from school until the requirements are met. Students who have been exposed to a communicable disease for which they have not been immunized may be excluded from school at the discretion of the health department.


Tuberculosis Clearance


All kindergarten students, all new first grade students who have never attended kindergarten, and all students entering an Early Education Center must present a written report (usually on the immunization record) provided by a private physician or health department, giving the results of a Mantoux test for tuberculosis done within one year prior to school entry. A chest X-ray will be required if the skin test results are positive. All new students entering grades 1-12 who have never attended any school in California must present documentation of the results of Mantoux test done at some previous time. Students entering grades 1-12 from any other California school (public, private, or parochial) are exempt from the requirement. Instruction in the home/hospital will commence (1) when the attending physician authorizes service to begin, based upon the student’s ability to participate, and (2) upon receipt of the parent’s authorization for temporary transfer of educational duties. Instruction in the home/hospital for a temporary period of time is also provided for students with a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or students with a Section 504 Plan – under certain circumstances.