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!
The 2015-16 School Accountability Report Card for Taft Charter High School is now available. Click this article to access the report card.
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.
The LAUSD Parent Involvement Policy, Taft Charter High School Parent Involvement Policy, and the Taft Charter High School Parent Compact all in both English and Spanish have been mailed out to all parents/guardians of students at Taft. Please check your mail for this envelope. In addition, all of these can be found by selecting this 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.
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:
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 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
Attached you will find the LAUSD Title I Notification Letter.
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.
Parents may fill out the free or reduced lunch application online at www.applyforlunch.com. All families are encouraged to complete the application even if they think they do not qualify.
Please read the following info on how to obtain a copy of your transcripts from Taft High School