News and Announcements

Taft Closed Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th. Valley schools scheduled to re-open on Monday, December 11th.

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 You can also visit our website at, as well as all of Taft’s social media sites for additional information.
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Taft Charter visits "Hamilton" at the Pantages Theater. Taft student performs on stage.

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.
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School Campus Tours: Click Here to Reserve Space

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
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Mid-Year Gifted STEAM Magnet Applications are available starting December 1, 2017

Students who want to enroll midyear for spring 2018 can now apply at 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 website or the paper application found in the choices brochure.

Information on the gifted eligibility can be found on the website
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Taft Charter Featured in LA Times Article

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.
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Taft Sophomore Selected as Ambassador To Japan

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.
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