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Redefining Possible


Success Academy is redefining what’s possible in public education. Our dual mission is to:

 

Build exceptional, world-class public schools that prove that all children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and life; and serve as a catalyst and national model for education reform and help change public policies that prevent so many children from having access to opportunity.

History


  • The first Success Academy opens its doors in Harlem serving 165 Kindergarten and 1st grade scholars.

  • Success Academy Harlem 1 welcomes a new incoming class of Kindergarten scholars and adds 2nd grade.

  • After seeing dramatic gains in student achievement in our first school and in response to high parent demand, we open three new elementary schools (Success Academy Harlem 2, 3 and 4). More than 1,000 scholars are enrolled in a Success Academy school with more than 100 teachers and school staff.

  • Enrollment grows! We now serve 1,500 scholars in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Our first school, Success Academy Harlem 1, ranks in the top 1% of New York State public schools with 97% of scholars passing the state exams.

  • We open three additional elementary schools across Harlem and the Bronx as well as one middle school in Harlem. We are serving nearly 2,500 scholars.

  • We launch Teaching Fellows, an innovative summer training program for new teachers. Our network of schools expands into two new neighborhoods with the opening of Success Academy Bed-Stuy 1 and Success Academy Upper West. During the 2011-2012 school year, we have approximately 3,500 scholars enrolled in our schools and over 400 teaching and support staff serving our scholars.

  • We establish Leader Fellows, a cutting-edge program preparing leaders working outside of education to become exceptional school leaders. Additions of Success Academy Cobble Hill, Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy 2 bring us to 12 elementary schools, and the opening of two new middle schools, Harlem West and Harlem Central, brings us to a total of 14 schools across New York City. We serve 4,600 scholars in grades K-7.

  • We open six new elementary schools, Success Academy Hell's Kitchen, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Union Square, Prospect Heights, and Bronx 3, as well as two new middle schools, Success Academy Harlem North Central and Harlem East. During the 2013-2014 school year, we are serving 6,700 scholars at 22 schools!

  • Success Academy opens six new elementary schools: Success Academy Bronx 4, Washington Heights, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, Bensonhurst, and Bergen Beach. We also add three middle schools: Success Academy Harlem North West, and SA Bronx 1 and SA Bronx 2 Middle Schools. Our first high school, Success Academy High School for the Liberal Arts, opens its doors to our founding scholars. Success Academy now operates 32 schools, serving 9,000 students in four boroughs.

Charter Schools


NYC charter schools are free, public schools open to all children in the state through a random lottery.

They serve all students, including those with special needs and English language Learners. Charter schools are able to operate with greater independence than zoned schools, but are held strictly accountable to the state for student performance. Every 5 years, charter schools are subject to reviews that determine if a school continues to operate.

Results


On the most recent New York State math and English Language Arts exams, Success Academy scholars responded well to the challenge of the more rigorous standards of the Common Core. Among the 2,255 scholars who were age-eligible to take the test, 94% were proficient in math and 64% proficient in ELA. Success Academy schools ranked in the top 1% in math and the top 3% in ELA among all 3,560 schools in the state. In math, our scholars outperformed two of the city’s four highly selective gifted and talented schools.

ACTION VALUES


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    • Agency
      Every member of our community takes ownership! We take responsibility for making sure that our schools and scholars are reaching the highest possible standards across the board.

    • Curiosity
      Our schools are fueled by wonder. Scholars, teachers, and staff always ask, “What if?”

    • Try & Try
      Our entire community understands that tackling tough challenges takes elbow grease, grit, and perseverance.

    • Integrity
      We are honest, open, and transparent.

    • Others
      We never forget to look out for each other. From helping someone on a project to smiling in the hallways, we build a community of mutual respect and support.

    • No Shortcuts
      Excellent learning takes time and effort.

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      Agency

      Every member of our community takes ownership! We take responsibility for making sure that our schools and scholars are reaching the highest possible standards across the board.

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      Curiosity

      Our schools are fueled by wonder. Scholars, teachers, and staff always ask, “What if?”

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      Try & Try

      Our entire community understands that tackling tough challenges takes elbow grease, grit, and perseverance.

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      Integrity

      We are honest, open, and transparent.

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      Others

      We never forget to look out for each other. From helping someone on a project to smiling in the hallways, we build a community of mutual respect and support.

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      No Shortcuts

      Excellent learning takes time and effort.

    Leaders


    Eva Moskowitz

    Founder, Chief Executive Officer


    Eva Moskowitz founded Success Academy Charter Schools in 2006. Eva’s experience as a teacher, college professor, elected official, Chair of the New York City Council’s Education Committee and public school parent make her uniquely qualified to effectively lead the organization inestablishing high-performing schools and pioneering for educational excellence.

    Management Team

    Network Board of Directors

    SA-NYC Board of Directors