Taft Booster Club is in the process of revising its Bylaws and we need your help. Please review the original and proposed bylaws attached in this article. Please send any constructive comments you may have to Randi Theodosopoulos at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before June 19, 2016. You are also welcome to join us June 22nd, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Taft Parent Conference Room to finalize the proposed Bylaws.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Taft Charter HS Senior Quad. Topics will include 9th grade programming, SAS, Humanitas Learning Community, Athletics and extra-curricular Activities.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone that applied for Open Enrollment at Taft Charter High School needs to visit the Attendance Office to pick up an enrollment packet. Applications for the SAS Program are available in the Counseling Office.
The NEW Taft Charter High School STEAM Gifted Magnet has a new website. To find out all about our new magnet, please visit http://taftcharterhssteammagnet.weebly.com/
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.
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 began 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.
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.