AP & Honors Application for Fall 2018

All freshmen, sophomores and juniors need to submit one application for next year's AP & Honors classes through the link All students must submit the application by March 2, 2018 to be considered for Fall 2018 classes. Please see the attached files to review each department's recommended criteria for their AP and Honors courses.


We are excited to announce that the Open Enrollment period to enroll students at Taft Charter High School for the 2018-2019 school year will begin on Thursday, February 1st, 2018. 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.


Applications are now available for the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) Program at Taft Charter High School for 2018-2019 beginning February 1, 2018. Please attach a copy of the fall semester report card, the most current spring semester report card and a transcript with test scores to the application. The deadline to turn in the SAS application to the Counseling Office is April 27, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be processed. You can register through the following link:

If you do not live within the Taft attendance boundaries, you must apply to attend Taft through the Open Enrollment program first. Open Enrollment applications are available for download as well as in the Attendance Office.

Late Applications for the Gifted STEAM Magnet Program is now available starting February 1, 2018 (Click Here to Apply)

The 2018-2019 Late Application is now open beginning February 1, 2018. Parents interested in applying as a late applicant may do so through the website or the paper application found in the choices brochure. Please select Late Application Process 2018-2019 to apply.

Information on the gifted eligibility can be found on the website

College Night for Freshmen and Sophomores (Click Here to Register)

All freshmen, sophomores and their families are invited to attend our College Night on February 15, 2018 in Taft Hall from 6PM-8PM. Two presenters will share information on the UC/CSU/Private school applications, PSAT/SAT/ACT testing, course preparations, and financial aid. Please register to attend through as we will email all presentation materials after the event using the registration emails provided.

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
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018

As space is limited to 75 attendees, please reserve the specific tour date through the google link

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.

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.

LAUSD Passport Parent Access Link

For Parents wishing to access their students' Schoology and Grade information, please click on this article to be redirected to the LAUSD Passport Website.

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.

Two of Taft's own to be Honored as exceptional educators this Sunday morning May 21st

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.

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