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Success Academy Expands New Computer Science Program, Partners with Hello World CS

July 5, 2022 Success Academy

Ninth-grader Ermina Khan decided to enroll in a computer science course at Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts–Harlem because of her interest in STEM, and she learned the unexpected: that coding was everywhere. “Whether it’s watching an ad on TV, playing a video game, or even shopping online, coding exists in our lives... Read more

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

Sir Isaac Newton Transforms SA’s Science Symposium

December 7, 2020 Success Academy

When the middle school science team realized that the annual Science Symposium would need to be held remotely, they set to work looking for a solution — and a silver lining. 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

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

The Buzz About our Math Bees

November 9, 2018 Success Academy

Imagine yourself on a stage — you’re 11 years old and about to perform — but instead of tap dancing or singing, you’re here to calculate. You’re presented with a question: Find a number, n, so that when you multiply n by itself, you get the product 0.000081. There are only thirty seconds allotted to... Read more

After Early-Season Losses, Success Academy Debaters Finish First in New Jersey Tournament!

January 30, 2018 Delaney Hellman

On Saturday, January 20, Success Academy Harlem North Central won first place in the Advanced Section at a tournament hosted by the Newark Debate Academy. Forty SA scholars from schools throughout the network traveled to Newark, New Jersey, to participate in the debate. 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

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