ACCR 9th Grade
Academy of College and Career Readiness
We welcome you to Sylmar Charter High School’s new Academy of College and Career Readiness. One of the focuses of the academy is to assist 9th grade students in transitioning from middle to high school successfully. The Academy will highlight various aspects that will allow students to become familiar with A-G requirements to be College and Career Ready by the end of 12th grade. As an academy, all teachers will be incorporating the same rules and expectations within their classroom. We have high expectations of our students, therefore we will begin to refer to them as Scholars.
The vision of the 9th grade Academy of College and Career Readiness is to prepare all scholars to be college and career ready by the end of 12th grade. All scholars will explore a personalized career pathway, which allows them to focus on courses related to their choice of a multitude of rewarding careers.
We have 7 basic rules that all scholars must follow: 1. Be on time 2. Bring school materials 4. No food, drinks, or gum in class only water, 5. No use of electronics in the classroom unless requested by the teacher, 6. No hats in the classroom and 7. Teacher dismisses the class NOT the bell.
We have 4 standard expectations that all scholars must follow: 1. Be A Scholar 2. Be Respectful, 3. Be Responsible and 4. Scholars will have homework daily/weekly.
For every class scholars will receive a “U” in Work Habits after accumulating 4 tardies per grading period. Your scholar is expected to be at school no later than 7:50 a.m. It is crucial that your scholars come to school with enough time to be in his/her seat and ready to learn by the time the bell rings. This policy applies for all class periods. Your scholar's education is our number one priority. We need them in class on time and ready to learn.
A-G Requirements for the 9th Grader:
The quest starts early to enlighten our scholars with A-G graduation requirements. We will start early making our scholars aware of their requirements in order to move on to the 10th grade. One goal of the academy is ensure that all scholars earn a minimum of 50 credits to promote to the 10th grade. Scholars will be meeting with their counselor, Ms. Duke, to discuss the required courses needed as well as the resources available to students if they are struggling. Your scholar will also have a portfolio in each class in which they will accumulate artifacts that prove they have earn a passing grade for that grading period. Parents will be able to see these portfolios during our student led conferences during Parent Conferences. Our goal is that your scholar successfully advances to the next grade level.
Resources Available to Students and Parents:
All parents and scholars are encouraged to look on the schools websites for information on clubs and sports information. We also have an afterschool program through Educare that provides tutoring for our students and other programs and resources. Please visit the school’s website for more information at www.sylmarhs.org .
We are extremely excited that you are a part of the Academy of College and Career Readiness! If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Jo Duke, 9th grade counselor at 818/833-5113 or by email at DonaJosepha.Duke@lausd.net, or Ms. Williams, Assistant Principal at 818/833-3700. We look forward to working with you.