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How to Develop Exceptional Basketball Players On and Off Court? Ensure Coaches Learn Too!

March 18, 2021 Success Academy

At Success Academy, basketball coaches provide outstanding instruction on technical skills, but also focus on educating and mentoring scholars to help them become better students and well-rounded individuals. Read more

Digging Deep and Thinking Big About Middle School Reading at the Robertson Center

October 22, 2018 John Snowdy

Last week, John Snowdy found himself back in the student's desk alongside fellow educators from across the country. They were at Success Academy’s Robertson Center, a new center for educator training, to learn more about the network’s approach to teaching middle school reading. Read more

Success Academy’s 2018 Excellence Award Winners!

May 15, 2018 Success Academy

This year, Success Academy honors 140 faculty and staff from across all our elementary and middle schools for their extraordinary achievements, dedication, and commitment to scholars. We recognize educators in the three categories below: Academic Achievement The Academic Achievement Award recognizes the teachers who have inspired their scholars to perform at the highest academic level... Read more

Exploring Europe’s Past — For My Scholars’ Futures

August 1, 2017 Natasha Venner

Success Academy sent HSLA world history teacher Natasha Venner to the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Teaching Seminar at Oxford University this summer. History at Success is all about active engagement and using a rich variety of texts and techniques. The seminar was an incredible chance for her to bolster her skills and spark new ideas for the fall. Read more

Our Stories Count, Too: Culturally Responsive Teaching

July 11, 2017 Dara Greenidge

We want to ensure that every scholar feels included and in touch with their cultural background while at our schools. SA Prospect Heights launched an initiative promoting racial awareness in the classroom and among staff, and recently held two sessions focused on culturally responsive teaching. Read more

Spend a Day with Daniel Santos, Lead Teacher

June 5, 2017 Success Academy

Experience a day in the life of Daniel Santos who joined Success Academy in July 2016 as a Teacher Resident and was promoted to a Lead Teacher role within several months. Read more

Careful What You Volunteer for — You Might Find a Rewarding Career

May 25, 2017 Success Academy

Success Academy spoke to Ty Redmond about how he went from salesman to principal, and how starting as a Leadership Fellow paved the way for his unexpected future. Read more

When Zombies Attack, Mathematicians Save the Day

April 27, 2017 Cassondra Nealon

Most people don’t know this, but there are leading math educators whose celebrity status rivals Hollywood’s favorite movie stars. At least among math teachers! When Success Academy provided our high school math team with the chance to attend the annual National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in San Antonio, Texas— essentially the Oscars of math education — we could hardly wait. Read more

Success Academy’s 2017 Excellence Award Winners

February 10, 2017 Success Academy

Success Academy has selected outstanding school staff members from all 41 Success Academy schools to recognize their tremendous contributions to the Success community. Read more

Our littlest mathematicians share conceptual math smarts with a global audience

November 29, 2016 Sarah Brickley

Classes at SA Bronx 1 and SA Hell’s Kitchen got a lot bigger (and a little taller) earlier this month, when forty-five educators from as far away as Louisiana, Tennessee, Arizona, and Israel saw Success Academy’s innovative math curriculum in action in our kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Read more