Fun in the Sun during the Annual Field Days Event

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school students enjoy the outdoors during their annual Field Day event.

Thursday, June 17th, 2021As students, teachers, faculty and staff prepare for the end of school year, Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school decided to celebrate with their time honored tradition, Field Days. This annual event is one that many look forward to as it not only marks that the school year is almost complete, but it's a day where everyone can spend time outdoors with their friends participating in many games and activities.


This year, students had an opportunity to participate in: relay races, bouncing in a bounce house, playing with sidewalk chalk, blowing bubbles and oh so much more! We invite you to click here to view more pictures from Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school’s 2021 Field Days event.

Atoms Kick-Off Fathers Day with a Celebration

A Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school student shares a craft made for the distinguished men in his life, in honor of Father’s Day weekend.

Thursday, June 17th, 2021In honor of Father’s Day weekend, the Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school hosted a virtual event to celebrate the distinguished men in the students' lives. Father's, uncles, grandpas and others were invited to join in a Zoom event where students not only were able to interact with their loved ones, but they could also share a short story they wrote for them, as well as a homemade craft.

This opportunity was a great way for the students and their families to virtually spend time with one another as they prepared for a long weekend! Happy belated Father's Day to all the wonderful and distinguished men in the Atoms' lives. We hope that you had an enjoyable Father's Day weekend!

Lions, Tigers, Bears and 2nd Grade Atoms

Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school 2nd grade Atoms research a variety of animals and present their findings in a creative way to their fellow classmates.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021Earlier this month, the Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school 2nd grade Atoms have been busy bees learning all about a variety of animals for their Animal Research Project. For this assignment, students were tasked with selecting their favorite animal and presenting information such as their animal's habitat, diet, appearance, and animal fun facts to their classmates. Some of our animals included doves, tigers, butterflies, bees, red tailed hawks and an anteater! To organize their animal research, Atoms created their very own poster board that was not only visually appealing, but proudly displayed all their hard work for everyone to see. Keep up the great work, Atoms!!

7th Grade Atoms Take a Stance in a Fun, Friendly Debate

Syracuse Academy of Science middle school 7th grade PBL students square off in a debate and share their stance on the topics of: should teens have an after school job, and will we colonize a planet in our lifetime.

Friday, June 11th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science middle school 7th grade Project Based Learning (PBL) students square off in a fun, friendly socially distanced debate. For their debate, students were tasked with taking a side (agree/disagree) on two topics: should teens have an after school job, and will we colonize a planet in our lifetime?

With each of the topics, students carefully prepared their stance, listed out their talking points and each Atom had a chance to debate their side for each topic. While the debate was taking place, students who were not debating, practiced their active listening skills, and respected their opposition by agreeing to disagree. Once the debates concluded, a student from each side (agree/disagree) who the Atoms felt best argued their stance was selected the ‘winner.’ Those two Atoms would then have an opportunity to face off against each other to see who would be crowned the ultimate debate champion. What a fun and exciting experience, Atoms!

Father's Day 2021

In honor of Father's Day, Syracuse Academy of Science would like to take this moment to wish all fathers a very happy Father's Day.

Sunday, June 20th, 2021— 'Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.' - Anne Geddes

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there. But a guiding light whose love shows us the way. In honor of Father's Day, Syracuse Academy of Science would like to take this moment to wish all fathers a very happy Father's Day. Thank you for all that you do in your Atoms' life. Many Atoms, one family. Happy Father's Day!
 
 

A Video from the Atoms - Juneteenth: A Celebration

Friday, June 18th, 2021-In honor of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday, Syracuse Academy of Science high school students Ale’la Gillard and Xzayvionna Williams step into the role and broadcast journalists to cover the history of Juneteenth and its significance in American history. In their coverage, Atoms highlight how cities around the world celebrate Juneteenth including parades, parties, beauty contests, the history and meaning of the colors Green, Red and Black on the Juneteeth flag, and so much more.

In addition, Syracuse Academy of Science high school students Precious Dixie, Arden Goodyear, Ranelle Duncan Letts, Jai’lin Everson-Brown, Hi’zharria Harper, Madeleine Olaniyan, and Ale’la Gillaard virtually perform the Black National Anthem, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing,’ written by James Weldon Johnson and composed by John Rosamond Johnson.

We invite you to please click here to watch this short video, Juneteenth: A Celebration, from the Syracuse Academy of Science high school Atoms.

Willie J. Makes All-CNY Small School Football Team

Syracuse Academy of Science high school student athlete Willie Jennings was selected by Section III coaches and Syracuse.com staff for the 2021 All-CNY small school football team.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science high school senior Willie Jennings was selected by Section III coaches and Syracuse.com staff for the 2021 All-CNY small school football team. Students from all across Central New York, compete and work hard throughout their season for a chance to be selected for this team.

Syracuse.com virtually interviewed each of the student athletes who made the 2021 All-CNY small school football team. Check out the virtual interview with Willie Jennings below.

Virtual Interview with Willie Jennings

  • School: Bishop Ludden/SAS
  • Class: Senior
  • Position: Defensive back
  • Height, weight: 5-11, 179
  • Season stats: 165 receiving yards, 5TDs, 19 tackles, 3 INTs
  • What’s next: Prep school.
  • Who (or what) inspires you? My little brother, Radames. He tells me every day how great I can be.
  • Most treasured possession: Necklace from my grandma.
  • Food I refuse to eat: Sushi.
  • Favorite teacher and class: Mr. Dwyer and gym
  • What will you most remember for this pandemic season? I will remember the cold three-hour practices we had to work through and the coach wouldn’t let us go home early.

Click here to meet the other student athletes on the 2021 All-CNY small school football team. Congratulations, Willie, we are very proud of you and all that you have accomplished both in the classroom and on the football field.

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Hicks

Syracuse Academy of Science high school shines a spotlight on high school Special Education teacher, Mrs. Hicks for its bi-weekly Teacher Spotlight.

Friday, June 18th, 2021—Syracuse Academy of Science virtually interviews high school Special Education teacher, Mrs. Hicks for its bi-weekly Teacher Spotlight. During our interview, Mrs. Hicks shared with us fun facts about herself,  like she used to play the snare drum in marching band, her greatest accomplishment, advice for the Atoms and so much more. Scroll down to read our virtual interview with Mrs. Hicks as we get ready to shine that spotlight on her for Syracuse Academy of Science high school’s Teacher Spotlight.

Interview with Mrs. Hicks

  • What three traits define you? Dedicated, Authentic, Flexible
  • What is your greatest accomplishment? my family - husband of 35 years and 4 grown children - 3 grandchildren
  • Best book you have ever read? The Bible 
  • What is one thing you cannot resist?(food/dessert/candy/etc.) You mean I have to pick one? Pizza, cake, and chocolate.
  • If you could have dinner with one person living or dead who would they be and why? Anne Sullivan - taught a deaf and blind girl to communicate before there was ASL. Used fingerspelling to teach her and Helen Keller, and went on to be a successful speaker, author and inspiration. As a teacher, I can't think of a more difficult situation than someone who has no language skills and yet she learned; and learned well. 
  • What advice would you give to kids who are struggling at school? Plan to grow, work at it, and take advantage of all of the support who are here for you.
  • Tell us, what is something that might surprise us about you? I was good at sports when I was in school - especially basketball. I played the snare drum in marching band. - pick one laughing

Hats off to the Graduates of the Class of 2021

Syracuse.com celebrates the Class of 2021 students from across Central New York by highlighting the graduates, valedictorian, salutatorian and commencement information.

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021Hats off to the upcoming Syracuse Academy of Science high school graduates in the Class of 2021! This past year is certainly one that all students, parents, teachers, faculty and staff will remember, and one that will go down in history.


To celebrate all that these students have accomplished not only this year, but over their academic career, syracuse.com has published the list of graduates from over 60 schools in the Central New York area. In addition, they have highlighted the valedictorian and salutatorian, as well as, included commencement information. We invite you to click here to help us celebrate the Atoms from the soon to be graduating Class of 2021!

10th Grade Atom Recognized by Congressman John Katko

Syracuse Academy of Science high school student, Ranelle Duncan-Letts was recognized by Congressman John Katko for her masterpiece submitted to the Congressional Art Competition.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021Syracuse Academy of Science 10th grade high school student, Ranelle Duncan-Letts submitted one of her many masterpieces into the nationwide 2021 Congressional Art Competition. This competition is sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and gives young artists the opportunity to showcase their talent. Winning pieces from each Congressional District are displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Recently, Ranelle was recognized by U.S. Congressman John Katko for her submission to the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Her art piece is called, "Anunnaki Goddess," which is 20" x 26" and was created using the mediums of both charcoal and graphite.

Congratulations, Ranelle, this is a beautiful masterpiece and an incredible honor! We are very proud of you.

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
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SAS Middle School

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

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

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

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