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Syracuse Academy is humbled by the kind words and compliments received from its families, students, community members and elected officials.

“Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School has been able to create an environment that has grown into a school-wide culture of excellence, acceptance and creativity. They have achieved an integration of cultures and faiths as well as academics and athletics that builds not only college ready young men and women, but also worldly community citizens.” - Jerry and Lillian Ackerman, Parents

"We are in the Perfect Place.............We have accepted the opportunity for our daughter to attend Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School-When faced with a difficult decision, it should be made for the Greater Good! We met some of the families yesterday -they were warm, kind and welcoming to us.” – Sharie Thomason, Parent

I'd like to thank Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School for inviting all of us to help judge the STEM Science Fair on Friday! I was partnered with Kathleen Pulito and we were both so impressed with the students’ projects and SAS. What college are you going to?? – Brian Kingsley, Owner, Buy Local CNY and grandparent

“@SyracuseAcademy, the tour was amazing! Syracuse Academy is everything that is right in education! Amazing job. #spreadtheword” - Kathleen Pulito, community volunteer, via Twitter “@SyracuseAcademy thank you so much for having me! What a dynamic group of students!!” -Jennifer Sanders, Reporter/Anchor, NewsChannel9 via Twitter

Our Graduates

Our Graduates are Going Places!

Jasmin Eatman, Spelman College

Mark Gonzalski, University of New Haven

Kayla Vidal, Syracuse University

Yakheef Davis, The George Washington University

Students at Syracuse Academy apply to some of the most competitive colleges and universities. Our full-time college guidance office is dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals and to reach their greatest potential.

Students earn millions in scholarship funds annually through higher-ed institutions as well as other sources. The Class of 2014 amassed a total of $3.7 million in scholarships.

Say Yes to Education
Syracuse Academy students are eligible for Say Yes to Education tuition scholarships. Like Syracuse Academy, Say Yes is dedicated to increasing graduation rates and supporting students throughout their secondary education and beyond, ensuring success in college, career and citizenship.

Learn more about this program by visiting their website: or contacting the College Counseling Office

Where our Atoms are getting accepted!

Alfred University
Arcadia University
Benedict College
Binghamton University
Boston University
Buffalo State College of SUNY
Case Western Reserve University
Cazenovia College

Clarkson University Daemen College
Drexel University
Elmira College
Fisk University
Franklin Pierce University
Gannon University

Hamilton College Hartwick College
Howard University
Iona College
Ithaca College
Keuka College
La Salle University
Le Moyne College
Liberty University
Loyola University
Long Island University
Lyndon State College
Monroe Community College
Morehouse College
Morrisville State College
Nazareth College
Neumont University
New Jersey City University
Niagara University
Northeastern University
Norwich University
Pace University
Peace College
Quinnipiac University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Russell Sage College
Sage College of Albany
Saint John's University
Saint Joseph's College
Spelman College
St. John Fisher College

SUNY Potsdam
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Oswego
Syracuse University

The George Washington University University at Albany
University of Massachusetts
University of New Haven
University of Rochester
Utica College
Virginia Wesleyan University
Wagner College
Washington College

Wells College Winston Salem State University
Xavier University


Syracuse Academy of Science by the Numbers

2013-14 3-8 New York State Assessment Data
In August 2014 New York State released the 3-8 ELA and Mathematics Assessment Data. Syracuse Academy of Science is pleased to have exceeded New York State averages for the majority of the assessments. Data provided through state assessments is used by administrators and teachers to identify opportunities for improvement. Syracuse Academy is dedicated to improving education and believes there is always room for improvement and growth as students seek to become successful in college, career and citizenship.

We invite you to view NYS 2013-14 Test Results Math & ELA to see Syracuse Academy's and Utica Academy's results compared to both home district and state averages:
2013-14 3-8 New York State Assessment Data with Comparison

2013-14 NYS 3-8 Assessment Data – New York State Education Department
2013-14 NYS 3-8 ELA Assessment Data
2013-14 NYS 3-8 Mathematics Assessment Data
Enrollment data 2012-13 provided by New York State Education Department
Total K-12 Enrollment
Female: 56% Male: 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 3.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 4%
Black: 53%
Hispanic: 17%
Multiracial: 0%
White: 24%

Students with Disabilities: 8%
Limited English Proficiency: 5%
Economically Disadvantaged: 72%
Cohort Graduation Rates
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School (SAS) outperformed both New York State and Syracuse City School District graduation rates for 2012-13.

89.4 percent of Syracuse Academy students who entered high school in 2009 graduated in 2013 compared to the NYS average of 74.9 percent and 48.8 percent for the Syracuse City School District.

Syracuse Academy saw 95.0 percent of Black students and 88.9 percent of Hispanic students in the 2009 cohort receive diplomas in 2013 compared to 59.7 and 59.2 percent respectively for New York State overall. Syracuse Academy also surpassed both NYS and SCSD averages in its focus area of economically disadvantaged students with a rate of 85.4 percent.

New York State Education Department Reporting
2012-13 New York State Report Card
2011-12 New York State Report Card
Archived New York State Reports are available for the following years:
2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08

Small School Environment

Syracuse Academy offers a small, safe, nurturing environment to students. With class sizes of no more than 22-25 students, and schools that feel like a family, our staff knows our students individually and works with them and their families to achieve the best possible outcome for each student.