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Keep Up! Our Track Team is Destined for Greatness!

May 5, 2023 Success Academy

When Coaches Logan Mitchell and Natilee Dawkins were hired in 2022 to take on the high school track program, they did so with a goal of making the team elite — and not just as runners.   In fact, the Success Academy track program has a rich history of winning and producing triumphant athletes — including... Read more

Going for Effort and Intellectualism

February 28, 2023 Success Academy

Robbie Sellers, program manager for High School Math Learning Quality, recently taught an eighth-grade math class that was a powerful exemplar of two key SA priorities: Getting effort on homework from scholars (in other words, pressing them to complete out-of-school learning with care and exertion so they utilize everything they already know and don’t make... Read more

Dancing out of my comfort zone

October 24, 2022 Success Academy

I am a dancer. I like to say: “Anything dance, sign me up.” That’s what originally drew my interest to the Steps on Broadway program through Success Academy’s Dual-Enrollment Visual and Performing Arts opportunity. As a sophomore at SA HSLA Harlem, I am able to take courses that strengthen my technique in ballet, jazz, hip... Read more

New Friends, New Experiences, New Skills: Scholars Reflect on The High School Summer Prep Fellowship

October 7, 2022 Success Academy

When SA HSLA-Manhattan scholars Abiola Ilesanmi, Tyrone Stevenson, and Octoba Grant were first accepted to the SA High School Summer Prep Fellowship, their reactions were a mixture of excitement and fear. “I had never even been to a sleepover before,” shared Abiola, “I did not think my parents would allow me to go away for... Read more

Celebrating SA HSLA–Brooklyn’s First First Day of School!

August 12, 2022 Success Academy

It was a day of firsts! Success Academy’s first Brooklyn high school, the first cohort of scholars, and the first day of school! The Class of 2030 is in the house! Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts—Brooklyn opened its doors this past Monday, August 8, and the mood was celebratory, if nervous, with... Read more

Gardening Club: How SA Scholars Are Celebrating our Planet

April 22, 2022 Success Academy

Bella Vasquez, a freshman at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts — Manhattan, lives in an apartment full of plants, thanks to the love of gardening she shares with her mother. She was taught at an early age how to care for plants and how to put certain ones, like the aloe they... Read more

Why I recommend taking collegiate computer science — while still in high school

April 18, 2022 Success Academy

High schoolers at Success Academy have the opportunity to jump right into college courses before they even graduate. In addition to taking on a robust selection of Advanced Placement classes, some students also pursue SA’s Dual Enrollment programs at Columbia and NYU. We’ve also partnered with the online college course platform edX and Georgia Institute... Read more

How An Annual Tradition Helped HSLA Scholars Stay Connected, Remotely

May 4, 2021 Success Academy

SA Junior Wuraola Adetola shares some of her memories from Root Awakening, and reflects on the highs and lows of running a schoolwide performance over Zoom. Read more

Theater in the Age of Remote Learning

October 23, 2020 Success Academy

When SA closed its classroom doors in March and cancelled HSLA’s spring show, Ms. Diaz and senior theater teacher Courtney Edwards made a decision that — against all odds, remote or hybrid — a fall play performance was not a matter of if but how. Read more