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Bell Schedule Modification Interest Results

We would like to thank everyone for participating in this survey, the feedback was reviewed and supported us in the decision to end our efforts in exploring a modified bell schedule at this time. In every subgroup Students, Parents, Certificated and Classified staff indicated that we should not look further into a bell schedule change at this time which would decrease nutrition and passing periods and result in an earlier dismissal. Each subgroup had a strong majority of 70% or more not in favor of exploring this change.

Bell Schedule Modification Interest Survey

On this page, you will find a survey pertaining to the Bell Schedule at Taft Charter High School. We are exploring various modifications to our bell schedule and would appreciate the feedback of the entire Taft community.

2016-2017 Budget Survey

On this page, you will find a survey on Taft Charter High School's upcoming budget. Through this survey, we encourage and welcome your input regarding budget priorities for the 2016-2017 school year.

Open Enrollment Update

Everyone that applied for Open Enrollment at Taft Charter High School needs to visit the Attendance Office to pick up an enrollment packed. Applications for the SAS Program are available in the Counseling Office.

Taft Girls Soccer Wins 2016 CIF Los Angeles City Section Division I Championship!

On Saturday, March 5th. Taft Girls Soccer won the CIF Los Angeles City Section Division I Championship! over rival El Camino Real in a thrilling 3-2 come from behind victory. Taft scored three goals in the final 12 minutes. It was the third time this season Taft defeated El Camino Real. The Lady Toreadors will now qualify for CIF State Playoffs.

Taft Girl's Soccer featured in Daily News Publication

On Thursday, February 4th, the Los Angeles Daily News had an article in it's Sports Section on the local league-leading Taft Toreadors Girls Soccer team. The Taft Girl's Soccer team is becoming a major powerhouse in our league and is starting to receive a significant amount of recognition. Great job ladies!

Open Enrollment for 2016-2017 at Taft Charter High School Begins February 1, 2016!

We are excited to announce that the Open Enrollment period to enroll students at Taft Charter High School for the 2016-2017 school year will begin on Monday, February 1st, 2016. Open Enrollment permits allow students that are outside of our residential area to enroll and attend Taft Charter High School. Please click on this article to access the Open Enrollment application.

Taft Charter student, Harrison Wynn Featured in LA Times article.

This past Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, Taft Senior Harrison Wynn was featured on the front page of the LA Times Sports Section. The article highlights his participation in Taft's Championship volleyball team as well as his creation of a successful tire maintenance service. Harrison is one of the many students at Taft Charter showcasing incredible skills and future potential. We at Taft are extremely proud of Harrison and expect amazing things from him in the future. You will find the link to access the LA Times article on this news piece.

Taft Charter High School proud to introduce STEAM Gifted Magnet for the 2016-2017 School Year!

Last month the LAUSD School Board approved a brand new Science Technology Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Gifted magnet to be offered at Taft Charter High School starting for the 2016-2017 school year. In 2016 we are excited to be opening the magnet for 9th graders and will be adding an additional grade each year, over the next three years.

The STEAM Gifted Magnet is currently accepting applications for those students entering the 9th grade next year through the LAUSD e-choices website at:
http://echoices.lausd.net/

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November, 13, 2015.

For any additional information, please feel free to contact us at 818-227-3600

Taft Brings Back Legendary Boys Basketball Coach Derrick Taylor

Taft has brought back the man who built its Basketball program into national supremacy.

The basketball coaching carousel revealed a surprise on Monday, May 18th when Derrick Taylor announced that he would return to Taft as his alma mater’s boys basketball coach.

Taylor spent the previous four seasons as the head coach at St. John Bosco, where he won the 2014 CIF Division II state championship and the 2013 Southern Section Division 3A title.

“I am back home and it feels great,” Taylor said, “Things just worked out for this to happen and timing is everything.”

Current Toreadors head coach CJ Williams announced his resignation early Monday in order to spend more time with his family, he said.

Taylor won three L.A. City Section Division 1 championships during his first stint at Taft, where he went 236-65 and 98-12 in the West Valley League. He also coached numerous players who went to Division 1 colleges.

Three of his players — Jordan Farmar, Larry Drew and Spencer Dinwiddie — have reached the NBA, with a fourth, DeAndre Daniels, set to join the Toronto Raptors after playing last season for the National Basketball League in Australia.

“It would be great to just duplicate half the success we already had at Taft, but we are shooting for the stars,” said Taylor, whose career record is 327-92.

-Los Angeles Daily News

Taft Charter High School won the Aspen Challenge

The Taft Transcendentalists were invited by the Bezos Foundation to attend this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado for four days at which time they had the opportunity to attend seminars given by supreme court justices, federal and state representatives, leaders in business, and prominent educators.

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