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A Thanksgiving Epiphany

November 13, 2018 Success Academy

It was 2017 — Eni’s first year of teaching at Success Academy. After graduating from Harvard University, she joined Success in July, and from that moment on, it had felt like she was on the world’s craziest roller coaster. There were ups and downs, highs and lows, and it all happened at breakneck speed. Read more

What Does Success in Middle School Look Like? An Eighth Grader Shares

October 12, 2018 Rabiat Ahmed

Have you ever accomplished your greatest dream? Or achieved something so incredible you feel like you’ve conquered the world? If you have, it must feel fantastic knowing you worked through your challenges and ended up with a great ending. But getting to that great ending is like walking on a rocky hiking trail: it’s hard,... Read more

After a Visit from 10th Graders, Middle Schoolers Come Away with Top Tips for Success

November 29, 2017 Bridget McNamara

A group of middle schoolers might not be the obvious choice to turn to for advice on time management, cultivating a strong work ethic, and investing in your passions — but you’d be remiss to skip over our scholars. They might be young, but my 5th – 8th graders are incredibly hard-working, intelligent, and invested... Read more

A Fresh Take on Black History Month Gives Middle Schoolers College Insight

March 3, 2017 Success Academy

Last week, over 150 students gathered in a Success Academy auditorium to learn about college life from successful African American professionals. Read more

Building a Dance Community, One Step at a Time

December 14, 2016 Elisabeth Gosselin

Building a strong dance community requires a uniquely concerted effort from both teachers and scholars. Read more

All the World’s a Stage: A Q&A with SA Harlem East 8th Grader Samantha Perez on Debating at the U.S. Capitol

October 24, 2016 Samantha Perez

Last month, nine scholars at Success Academy Harlem East traveled to Washington D.C., where they met with members of Congress, toured the U.S. Capitol Building, and put on a debate showcase. Read more

How a Cardboard Box Brought Boston Into My Classroom

April 26, 2016 Amanda Levy

But my scholars didn’t have to leave Harlem to take in Boston’s historic sites. For this field study, they used virtual reality viewers — simple devices made of cardboard that work with a smartphone and let users experience an immersive, three-dimensional environment. Read more

Taking on a Chess ‘Super’ Grandmaster

November 30, 2015 Fritz Gaspard

Earlier this month 11-year-old Shadman Khan got a chess chance of a lifetime: to compete against one of the world’s top-ranked chess players. Read more

Mom and Dad: Need Help Getting Kids to Do their Chores? Five Harlem Teens Have an App for That!

March 27, 2015 Jeffrey Richards

Recently, a team of five SA Harlem East scholars who took my entrepreneurship class faced a panel of “potential investors” and presented their product... Read more

Police Violence, Civil Disobedience Inspire Dialogue and Poetry in the Classroom

March 2, 2015 Success Academy

We want to honor our scholars and their work, as well as the experiences that shape who they are. In that spirit, we share with you some of the poems written by middle school scholars at SA Harlem East. Read more