Slam Dunk! Alexius P. on Brink of 1,000 Point Club

Syracuse Academy of Science high school senior Alexius Pierce catches the attention of many for her impressive basketball career and a contender for the 1000 point club.

Friday, January 21st, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science high school Senior Alexius Pierce has caught the attention of many with her impressive basketball career. This 5-9 forward has compiled 988 career points for the Lady Atoms and is looking to join the 1,000 point club tonight against Christian Brothers Academy. Alexius comes from a long-line of incredible CNY basketball athletes, and is looking to make a name for herself.

With her eye on the prize of a commemorative ball, we invite you to click here to read an article that features Alexius Pierce and her basketball career. Click here to read an article highlighting Alexius Pierce, as a contender for the girls basketball MVP title.

Way to go, Alexius; we hope all your 'SWISHES' come true.

Student Recognition: Naomi Turner

Syracuse Academy of Science high school Senior, Naomi Turner is recognized for her Excellence in Academic Achievement in The CollegeBoard’s National African American Recognition Program.

Friday, January 14th, 2022Syracuse Academy of Science high school Senior Naomi Turner is being recognized for her Excellence in Academic Achievement in The College Board's National African American Recognition Program!

The College Board National Recognition Programs grant students academic honors. Colleges use these honors to identify students from underrepresented groups who have excelled in classrooms and on the PSAT/NMSQT, the PSAT 10, or AP Exams.

College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Helping over seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and success, including the SAT, the Advanced Placement Program, and BigFuture.

Congratulations, Naomi; we are very proud of you and all you have accomplished!

Eric P Selected for the Small School Football Team

Syracuse Academy of Science high school student athlete, Eric Philips was named one of 41 athletes on the 2021 Small School Football Team.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021Congratulations to Syracuse Academy of Science junior, Eric Philips for being named one of the 'All CNY 2021 Small School Football Team' players! The team of 41 athletes was chosen by Section III coaches and a coach of the year chosen by syracuse.com. Syracuse.com also interviewed each of the student athletes on the 2021 Small School Football Team, and below is the interview questions and response from Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atom, Eric Philips!

  • What is your Position: Defensive back
  • What’s next? My senior season. My last year to make a statement in high school.
  • Who (or what) inspires you? My family inspires me. I’ve always dreamed of taking care of my family one day.
  • What was your proudest accomplishment this season? My proudest accomplishment would be coming back the way I did after being injured two seasons in a row.
  • What is your most-used phone app? Definitely Tik Tok
  • What celebrity do people say you look like? I get Drake a lot.
  • What is the best pizza topping? Sausage and pepperoni. The combo is undefeated.

Congratulations, Eric we are very proud of you and all that you have accomplished! To read the full article, please click here.

January Dollar Dog

New year, new savings! Syracuse Academy of Science middle school’s Dollar Dog Savings Day will be held on Wednesday, January 12th and 26th.

Friday, January 3rd, 2022New year, new savings! Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Atoms, please mark your calendar for the following two Empower Federal Credit Union Dollar Dog Dates.

  • Wednesday, January 12th
  • Wednesday, January 26th

Year 2022 is here! Why not start the year off right by saving at school through our in-school banking program? It’s safe and simple -- and money saved sure adds up! Start your 2022 by saving with Dollar Dog!

If your child is interested in becoming a Dollar Dog saver please contact Lauri Hoover at (315) 728-3474 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Membership eligibility required. Empower Federal Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

Those Winter Days before … Winter Recess!

Syracuse Academy of Science 7th grade students enjoyed a field trip of ice skating at the Clinton Square Ice Rink

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021Winter Recess may have been just around the corner, but the Syracuse Academy of Science 7th grade Atoms said, ‘but first, let’s go ice skating!’

The Atoms braved the winter elements on their recent field trip to the Clinton Square Ice Rink where teamwork, positivity, and resilience were on full display. For many of the students, this was their first time ever ice skating. In true Atoms fashion, they helped one another find or regain their balance both on and off the ice, and of course were always there to lend a helping hand in case anyone fell.

By the end of this outdoor excursion, the students were certainly skating like professionals. We may have even noticed a few spin moves here and there! Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the 7th grade Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Atoms' field trip to the Clinton Square Ice Rink.

Winter Holidays Around the World

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school students learn about various traditions, customs and celebration styles of winter holidays around the world.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021Throughout the year, Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school students have been exploring and learning about the various traditions, customs and protocols for winter holidays around the world. Some of the holidays they learned about include (and are not limited to): St. Lucia Day, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, Día de Los Muertos, Christmas, and Chinese New Year.

We invite you to click here to watch a short video by the Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school, as they share with you their Winter Holidays Around the World celebration.

SUNY ESF Speaks with the High School Atoms

SUNY ESF visits Syracuse Academy of Science high school and shares with its students the variety of programs and degrees offered at SUNY ESF.

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021Earlier this month, Syracuse Academy of Science high school students had an opportunity to learn about a local college who is ranked 2nd on Princeton Review’s list of ‘Green Colleges,’ and 3rd on Sierra Magazine’s ‘Cool Schools’ list. This school is none other than, SUNY ESF!

A SUNY ESF recruiting team member shared with the Atoms about the variety of degree programs offered, as well as some pretty special perks of being a ‘Mighty Oak.’ One of these perks is that SUNY ESF students can take classes, use library and computing facilities, join clubs and eat in the dining halls at Syracuse University.

During this college visit, Atoms also had an opportunity to do an on-site application review with the SUNY ESF recruiting team member. We would like to take this time to thank the SUNY ESF recruiting team for taking time out of their schedules to visit Syracuse Academy of Science high school and speak with the Atoms!

Atoms Turn back Time for a Spirit Day Celebration

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Atoms, dress in fashionable styles from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s for their Spirit Day.

Tuesday, December 21st, 2021The week leading up to Winter Recess, the Syracuse Academy of Science middle school students, teachers, faculty and staff dressed in their decade’s best for their spirit day celebration. For their spirit day theme of decade day, Atoms could dress in the following years: 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or 90’s. In true Atoms fashion, they were all so hip and cool! Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from this event.

We hope all of our students, teachers, faculty and staff have a happy, healthy and safe Winter Recess.

Season's Greetings from SANY Schools

Hello Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Families,

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the holiday break - where has this time gone? As we get ready to celebrate the holiday season with family and loved ones that are near and dear to us, I wanted to take a brief moment to reflect on all that has happened this past year.

 As the year started off with much promise as the COVID-19 vaccine would be made available to the vast majority, the year 2021 seemed like it would bring much hope and light in the times of darkness. At some point throughout this year, I think we all expected to be beyond COVID-19 and its far-reaching impact on the education system, however, much like the 2020 school year, our students, teachers, faculty and staff overcame many obstacles and challenges that presented themselves. If the 2020 school year taught us anything, there is nothing we (as Atoms) can’t accomplish.

Despite the many challenges this year faced, I am reminded of a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, ‘in the midst of darkness, light persists.’ I am drawn to this quote by the generosity, positivity and actions presented this year by the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Atoms. But don’t just take my word for it, take a look at all the many wonderful things the students have accomplished thus far.

👉 Prior to the start of the school year, elementary school teachers helped ‘bridge the educational gap,’ and prepared them for the upcoming 2021 - 2022 school year so students wouldn’t feel left behind.

👉 Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school’s ‘Ladies in Science Club,’ received a $5,000 grant from The Women's Fund of Central New York that will go towards purchasing materials to help support this student club organization.

👉 Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school hosted a Thanksgiving holiday canned food drive to benefit the Rescue Mission. Students donated hundreds of canned goods to help those in need.

👉 Syracuse Academy of Science middle school Project Based Learning students helped their community by sharing the love of reading by creating Little Free Libraries.

👉 Syracuse Academy of Science high school collaborated with Rotary District 7150, and Terra Science and Education to sponsor three pallets of curriculum books to the Books of the World organization - who support efforts in getting books to people in Africa.

👉 Syracuse Academy of Science High School students took first, second, and third place in the 2021 Division III CNY Steamboat Competition.

👉 Syracuse Academy of Science high school Congressional Awards students volunteer their time and service at the Rescue Mission’s Thrifty Shoppers stores and the Blessing Box CNY donation drive.

👉 Syracuse Academy of Science high school students took first, third and fourth place in the CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em competition.

👉 Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School students received hats and gloves through the generous donation of Chartwells’ Food Service Director, Ms. Pittsley.

While we are halfway through the school year, Atoms continue to show that they are the light that is shining through the darkness.

Someday, when we look back at this period and reflect upon how we lived through these challenging times, I will always be reminded that it was because of each and every one of our Atoms, their families, teachers, faculty and staff. Many Atoms, one family. We wish you a very happy holiday! 

Sincerely,

Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent

SASCS Community Donates Hats & Gloves to Atoms

A Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school family donated hats and gloves to all the students in Ms. Fogarty’s class. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021Our hearts are so full with the kindness and generosity from the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School community members. On this ‘giving Tuesday,’ we wanted to share how one family and one Food Service Director helped give the gift of warmth this holiday season.

Last Wednesday, a family in Ms. Fogarty's class donated hats and gloves for all the students in that class! These kind gifts and gestures will go a long way especially as we get ready for colder months ahead. But wait, that's not all the kindness and generosity continues.

Last Friday, the Food Service Director of Chartwells, Ms. Pittsley, hosted a Hat & Glove Giveaway. This year, Chartwells generously donated hats and gloves to the K-12 students across the district!!!

Our hearts are so full with all this kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. Our students, and families cannot thank you all enough for the hats and gloves, especially during these colder months. Thank you all again for your kindness and generosity!

SASCS

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
sasesmainoffice@sany.org

SAS Middle School

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

SAS High School

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

SANY

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

Transportation

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