LAUSD has closed all schools in the Valley for the remainder of the week. Taft will be closed tomorrow, Thursday December 7th and Friday, December the 8th. Schools are scheduled to re-open on Monday, December 11th. For the most up-to date information, please visit the LAUSD website at www.lausd.net. You can also visit our website at www.tafthigh.org, as well as all of Taft’s social media sites for additional information.
Our amazing Taft Newspaper has released their November Issue of the "Taft Tribune". Please check it out and find out about everything happening here at Taft.
This past Thursday, Several of our classes had the opportunity to visit "Hamilton" at the Pantages Theater. Students were able to learn what goes into a major theater production, and were able to relate to the historical context that was previously instructed in the classroom by watching a performance.
In addition, one of our students Bita Aghaee was selected to perform on stage prior to the performance. Bita was one of 13 LAUSD Students that performed out of 38 schools. Click on this article to see the video of Bita's performance.
Taft Charter High School will be offering campus tours which will feature various programs on campus, including the SAS (Individualized Honors, Traditional Honors and Academic Enrichment) and Humanitas programs. All school campus tours will meet in the Library at 8:30AM on the following dates:
Thursday, November 2, 2017 (FULL - CLOSED)
Thursday, February 1, 2018 (FULL - CLOSED)
Thursday, March 1, 2018 (FULL - CLOSED)
Thursday, April 5, 2018
As space is limited to 75 attendees, please reserve the specific tour date through the google link http://tinyurl.com/taftschooltours2017.
Students who want to enroll midyear for spring 2018 can now apply at echoices.lausd.net effective December 1, 2017. The last day to enroll for spring 2018 semester will be January 19, 2018.
The 2018-2019 Late Application will be open beginning February 1, 2018. Parents interested in applying may do so through the echoices.lausd.net website or the paper application found in the choices brochure.
Information on the gifted eligibility can be found on the website http://echoices.lausd.net/Magnet/MagnetGiftedCriteria.
Recently, the Los Angeles Times published an article regarding The 10 high schools that are the best in L.A. Unified at getting their graduates to college. Taft was one of the schools' featured. Please click on the news story to access the Times article.
For Parents wishing to access their students' Schoology and Grade information, please click on this article to be redirected to the LAUSD Passport Website.
The Counseling Office will be open for the remainder of this week from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. We strongly encourage students to pick up their schedules for the upcoming school year.
Taft Charter High School Sophomore Laurent Chang has been selected from high school students around the County to be the 2017 Youth Ambassador to the City of Nagoya in Japan by the Los Angeles Nagoya Sister City Affiliation (commonly known as LANSCA). As a youth ambassador representing the City of Los Angeles and the Mayor of Los Angeles, he received a scholarship for a three-week, all-expense paid visit to Japan this summer. To read all about Laurent, please click on this news article.
Attached are our WASC Documents from 2013 and 2016
This Sunday morning, May 21st at 10:00 am, Ms. Eileen Capinha-Viadero and Ms. Kathy West will be inducted into the "Walk of Hearts" Walk of Fame located at the Village at Westfield Topanga. This induction is for being exceptional educators. We at Taft are extremely proud of Ms. West and Ms. Viadero and would like to congratulate them on them receiving this honor. For additional information and to RSVP please click on the link for this news article.
Please select the link above to be inspired by Isabella's story.
This issue features everything that is great about Taft. This includes features on our sports, clubs, academics, special programs, demographic breadowns, famous alumni, and many other interesting highlights and notes about Taft. Click on the link to see our online edition and keep in mind there are two scroll bars on the right side of your screen.
Students will be receiving the Parent Involvement Policy and Home School Compact beginning on November 2nd.
In addition, these documents are available in both English and Spanish by selecting this News Article.