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Reinventing Middle School Science

August 20, 2021 Success Academy

This year, we’re proud to introduce a brand-new middle school science curriculum across all 15 SA middle schools. Read more

Thinking Outside the Lab: SA Science Scholars Discover Solutions for Real-World Problems

February 11, 2020 Success Academy

The annual Science Symposium is a month-long middle school science unit dedicated to scholar-led research projects, culminating in a showcase of findings and lessons learned. We were excited to catch up with Kiah and her teacher Genique Green to hear more about their project — and to find out which product we should all be using to keep bad bacteria at bay! Read more

A Day in the Life of an SA Science Teacher

January 15, 2020 Success Academy

Rhea May is in her seventh year of teaching science at SA Bed-Stuy 1. We spent a day with her to find out what drew her to teaching, how she manages work-life balance, and what it’s really like teaching science at Success Academy! Read more

From Biology to Basketball, This First-Year Teacher Champions His Students

May 17, 2019 Elora Tocci

Mr. Brady is a biology teacher at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts. He's on a mission to bring out the best in his scholars — all while showing them just how relevant science can be. Read more

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson: The Ultimate Role Model for Women in Science

May 2, 2019 Success Academy

This week, Success Academy friends and supporters gathered at the 2019 Spring Benefit to celebrate and support the “Joy of Discovery” that drives our approach to science, technology, engineering, and math education (STEM). The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and recipient of the National Medal of Science, delivered the keynote address, touching on her own experience as the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate from MIT — in any field. Read more

From Outrunning Lava to Building Catapults, Success Academy Scholars Engineer Their Futures

December 21, 2017 Success Academy

During the four-week stretch between Thanksgiving and Winter Recess, science classrooms across Success Academy middle schools are transformed into laboratories, middle school scholars into scientists, and teachers into research directors. The Science Exploratorium, a showcase of self-driven, inquiry-based projects, empowers scholars to put science and engineering into action. Read more

Thinking Like Scientists: From Kindergarten Labs to T School and Beyond

April 24, 2017 Claire Bartkus

I truly believed in the importance of hands-on learning in the classroom, but I could never have expected just how revolutionary the Success Academy approach to science really is. Read more

Craniums, Owl Pellets, and Dinosaur Bulletin Boards: The Life of a Success Academy Associate Teacher

April 3, 2017 Success Academy

Discovery is the name of the game, and associate science teachers like Tracy make the most of every opportunity to engage their scholars, all while growing in their own careers through our exciting and selective Teaching Residency Program. Read more

To Frack or Not: Scholars Ask — and Answer — Tough Questions at the Science Exploratorium

December 28, 2016 Mallory Easton and Breanna Eastman

What would happen if the earth got too close to the sun? How could any living creature survive the Big Bang? Is there a way to keep your plants watered if you go on a month-long vacation? Read more

The Microbe Murder Mystery

December 7, 2016 Katelynn Lucyk

Honing scholar’s natural curiosity for the world around them is the best way for them to become great scientific thinkers. Read more