Snow Day - Friday, December 23rd, 2022

Snow Day - Friday, December 23rd, 2022

Dear parent and guardian,

Due to the projected dangerous weather conditions, the Syracuse Academy of Science will be closed on Friday, December 23rd, 2022. There will be no after-school or evening activities on December 23rd.

Have a happy and safe holiday

No School for Thanksgiving Break

No School Reminder for Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022: Gobble gobble! As a friendly reminder, there will be no school Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday! Classes will resume on Monday, November 28th.

Enjoy the long weekend with family and friends, Atoms!

Veg Out with New Plant Based Lunch Menus at SAS High School

Syracuse High School Rolls Out Veg Out Program

Friday, November 18th, 2022: As more students go vegetarian and vegan, Syracuse Academy of Science High School is dicing up Chartwells K12's new fruit and veggie-based meal option. Schools across the country are launching the "Veg Out" program. SAS High school will offer these plant-based meals for 30 days, then will recess based on how many students are taking advantage of the option.

SAS HS Receives Stem Program Grant

The Baxter International Foundation Gives Money to Support STEM programs at SAS High School

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022: Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is thrilled to share that our urban youth in the Syracuse area have received a grant from The Baxter International Foundation to expand our STEM work with our students. Their generous support helps us to enhance our STEM programs by providing VR headsets and 3D printers. The funding will also help further our robotics programs, allowing students hands-on experience. 

Our students can connect the power of their minds to the thrill of creating, exploring, and generating innovative solutions to solve old and new problems. We are excited about this gift and the support we are getting to develop the next generation of caring and contributing leaders.

No school in observance of Veteran’s Day

Syracuse Academy of Science Closes in Recognition of Veterans Day

Friday, November 11th, 2022:  “This nation will remain the land of the free only as long as it is home of the brave.”-- Elmer Davis. 

School is closed today in observance of Veterans Day. Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring military veterans in the United States. 

If you know a loved one who served in the military, say a special thank you to them today!

Classes will resume on Monday, November 14th.

School is Closed for Superintendents Day

Syracuse Academy of Science Cancels Classes for Superintendents Day

Tuesday, November 8th, 2022: There is no school today for Superintendents Day! All staff must still report.

Enjoy the day off, Atoms!



Smile, Atoms. It's Picture Day!

Syracuse Academy of Science Picture Day

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022: It’s time to show off those pearly whites! Picture Day for Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School is on Monday, October 3rd! Atoms must still be in uniform for picture day. Pre-Order pictures online using the QR Code provided on our Facebook page. 

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month


Syracuse Academy of Science Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, September 16th, 2022: Hola! National Hispanic Heritage Month began yesterday. It’s celebrated annually in the United States from September 15 to October 15 to recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history and culture that shape the U.S. today. Did you know the observations started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, but it wasn’t enacted into law until 1988? Each year focuses on a different theme, and this year it’s “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”

President's Volunteer Service Awards

President's Volunteer Service Award

Thursday, August 11, 2022: Hard work and dedication deserve recognition. Syracuse Academy of Science is now eligible to award volunteers in the greater Syracuse area for President's Volunteer Service Awards (PSVA). This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.

On behalf of the President's Volunteer Service Award program, Mr. Yaman has been granted authority by the PVSA program through an application and review process to give out the PSVA to volunteers. Mr. Yaman can verify that a volunteer has met the requirements to receive a PSVA within the 12 months specified by the Certifying Organization. Only Certifying Organizations can certify volunteers' eligibility for the PVSA and order awards.

This chart describes the criteria needed to be considered for the award.

Click here to learn more about President's Volunteer Service Award.

We will never forget

Science Academies of New York (SANY) honors and remembers those whose lives were tragically changed 21 years ago today and thanks the first responders. United, we stand!

Sunday, September 11th, 2022—It’s hard to believe that 21 years ago to this day, our lives tragically changed. Many of us know where we were when we heard the news that day. Some of us heard it on the radio or watched the news that morning. While others may have heard the news from a coworker or a family member, or a friend. A day in history that we will never forget.

Today, we mourn those who lost their lives and grieved with those who lost friends and family. We would like to take this moment to thank all our brave first responders and those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. United, we stand.

SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali’s Welcome Message

SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali’s Welcome Message

Dear SANY Families,

Welcome to another exciting school year at Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School! It’s hard to believe that it is already the first week of school. It seems like yesterday I was giving the commencement address at the graduation ceremonies and seeing pictures of the Atoms at their Kindergarten graduation and moving up ceremonies. For all the new and returning families, I would like to take this time to say welcome to the Science Academies of New York (SANY) Charter Schools!

It is an incredible privilege to be a part of a community where students, parents, teachers, faculty, and staff care so much for one another and strive to build positive relationships that support academic success. All while encouraging students to become good stewards in the community and helping strengthen and develop character skills and traits that will help students be successful beyond the classroom walls.

The first week of school is always a favorite time of mine as it's a fresh start for all of us. It’s a time of year when we build upon what we have learned in years past and begin the climb in our journey to reach our goals for this upcoming year. There is nothing we can’t achieve when we work together. 

While we may not know what this school year will bring, one thing will always remain certain. We are many Atoms, one family, and we can accomplish anything. 

Let’s do this!


Dr. Tolga Hayali, Ed.D
SANY Charter Schools



Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

SAS Elementary School

4837 S. Salina St. Syracuse, NY 13205
Phone: 315-469-9404
Fax: 315-469-9408

SAS Middle School

200 West High Ter. Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-487-5986
Fax: 315-487-5824

SAS High School

1001 Park Ave. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-428-8997
Fax: 315-428-9109


1409 W Genesee St. Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


For transportation related questions, please call transportation department in the district you live.
SCSD Transportation: 315-435-4260