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Summer Soar FAQs

June 5, 2020 Success Academy

Scholars will receive Summer Soar assignments between June 8 and 16. Read on for answers to some of the most common Summer Soar questions we’ve received from SA families. Read more

Zombie Cows and Giant Peaches: Scholars Spill the Beans on Their Favorite Summer Books

August 4, 2017 Success Academy

This summer, our scholars are getting lost in great books for hours in the park, on the train, and at home. Five Success Academy scholars dish on their favorite books of summer 2017 — and where they like to read. Read more

Author Cece Bell: Confessions of a ‘Not-So-Great Reader’

July 18, 2017 Success Academy

All Success Academy rising 4th graders will be reading Cece Bell's incredible graphic novel El Deafo this summer. We’re honored to share a special message from Cece about her enjoyment of reading — which developed with the help of some very special friends. We hope she inspires Success Academy families to find themselves in the pages of an amazing story this summer! Read more

Author Kwame Alexander: ‘Words Can Change the World’

July 11, 2017 Success Academy

Kwame Alexander, author of 24 books (and counting) and winner of numerous awards such as the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American Literature for Children, shares some reading encouragement with Success Academy families. Happy #summerSOAR! Read more

Summer Soar: Write All About It

July 13, 2015 Sara Yu

Four ways to take your scholar's summer writing to the next level! Read more

Summer Soar: Let Books Inspire Your Travels

June 26, 2015 Sara Yu

We’re incredibly lucky to live in NYC, where some of the all-time best children’s books are set... Read more

Five Ways to Soar Across NYC this Summer

June 25, 2015 Success Academy

Learning shouldn't end with the last day of school, and the months off are a wonderful time to enjoy all that NYC has to offer. Read more

Summer Soar: Reading Challenge Accepted

June 19, 2015 Sara Yu

Reading challenges are a simple, creative way to inspire the reluctant readers among us and a tool to keep pushing avid readers to new heights. They are also a powerful antidote against summer slide. Read more

Summer Soar: Using Books to Enhance Summer Adventures

June 12, 2015 Sara Yu

We don’t want to just prevent summer slide; we want to reverse it. We want to achieve Summer Soar. Read more

Danger Ahead: Summer Learning Loss

June 7, 2015 Sara Yu

Numerous studies indicate that kids who don’t read regularly over the summer fall an average of two months behind, and that children from lower-income homes are most at risk. Read more