Our Superintendent, Dr. Hayali, welcomes our new sister school, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School
Dear Syracuse Academy of Science Parents, Students, Teachers, Staff, and Our Community,
With great enthusiasm, I wish to thank all of you who have worked tirelessly and continuously to make our mission of educating students in the City of Syracuse not only a reality, but also a model of success. As a result of your efforts and dedication, we have won approval to open another academy, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship, in September 2017.
After much thorough research and scrutiny among more than 20 different charter school applicants, the New York State Department of Education Board of Regents chose us, together with two new charter schools from NYC, during the July cycle. We were chosen based on our 14-year record of financial stability, academic success in state testing, cohort graduation rates, instructional practices and overall parent and student satisfaction rates.
Our decision to start another charter school in Syracuse was prompted by the need expressed by the community, from the families of the more than 1,400 students we could not accept because our charter was within its full capacity. We heard their pleas for help and have acted to help them, despite many inevitable obstacles. With your support, we can continue to educate students who not only will graduate from high school, but also pursue higher education and professions that will enable them to be productive members of the Syracuse community and society at large. Serving the children of today will help build a successful future for everyone.
It is an honor and privilege for me to serve to all of our children and work side by side with such dedicated and passionate staff at Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School who really cares, goes the extra mile and makes the school such a great positive conducive learning environment for our inner city Syracuse children.
Dr. Tolga Hayali
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School
Utica Academy of Science Charter School
Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship Charter School