Attendance Award

  • Dear Students, Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

    The staff at Sylmar Biotech Health Academy (SBHA) is honored to serve the Sylmar area
    and the surrounding communities. SBHA, along with the Youth Policy Institute (YPI) and
    the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) are committed to providing students
    with a quality education. Our goal is for all students to graduate SBHA, college and career

    We emphasize the importance of a college education and the completion of the A-G
    requirements for all of our students. Furthermore, we are a Magnet and Linked Learning Certified
    school with a focus on biotechnology/health and engineering pathways. I would also like to
    share that SBHA has the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood school grant, Gear Up
    grant, Youth Career Connect (YCC) grant, School Climate grant and the Career
    Technical Education Innovations Grant (CTEIG). With these grants, our students benefit
    from a wide range of resources.

    These grants have allowed us to create strong partnership with LA Mission College,
    Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Our
    students have been able to get summer internships, volunteer opportunities, dual
    enrollment, receive the Health Occupations Fundamentals Certificate, participate in the
    Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, and go on college and career related field
    trips. Furthermore, our teachers have been able to participate in Project Lead the Way
    (PLTW) training for their Biomedical and Engineering classes and to purchase the
    necessary equipment to implement their curriculum. Additionally, major construction
    projects are underway. One classroom will be converted into a medical simulation lab
    and a second classroom was recently converted into an engineering lab. This will allow
    students to have more of a real world experience as they complete their biomedical/health and
    engineering coursework.

    Please feel free to reach out to me if you would like more information about Sylmar Biotech
    Health Academy. I look forward to working in partnership with you as we serve the
    educational needs of our community.

    With respect,
    Maria E. Herrera
    Sylmar Biotech Health Academy