Sophomore Atoms Visit Colgate University

Sophomore Atoms visited Colgate University for a college visit

Thursday, November 7, 2019Rain or shine, sophomore Atoms visited Colgate University for a college visit. Students had the opportunity to participate in a campus tour and visit classrooms in the historic buildings, learn about campus life and of course experience first-hand the beautiful dining hall. Following the tour, Atoms attended an information session led by Associate Dean of Admissions, Erin Milin, who shared with the students information about the admission requirements, and the college history. Students also received official Colgate University swag - a t-shirt! Thank you, Colgate University for hosting the Atoms and sharing with them the history and tour of the campus.

Atoms Travel Back in Time to the 1800s

Fourth grade Atoms visited the Erie Canal Museum on a class field trip

Thursday, November 21, 2019The Erie Canal plays an important role in the history of Syracuse. Fourth grade Atoms learned about the rich history of the canal along with its importance not only in Syracuse but for the trade and travel. Students visited the Erie Canal Museum on a field trip where they where they were able to see how different life was in the 1800s, and were even allowed to board a model of a ship that would have traveled on the canal. Thank you Erie Canal Museum for such a dynamic hands-on experience.

Atoms Feel Better When Their Dancin'

Elementary Atoms participate in the making of their annual music video

Friday, December 13, 2019—A tradition at Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School to participate in the making of a music video each year. Thanks to our friends at 325 Productions, this year our Atoms showed off their dance skills to the song, "Better When I'm Dancin'" by Meghan Trainor. While we pride ourselves in upholding a rigorous school environment, we also work hard to provide a balance of both academics and fun. It's with this balance that we continue to build success, one Atom at a time.

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Chartwells K12 Serves Up a Surprise of a Lifetime

Tammy Pittsley, Director of Dining Services, received Chartwells K12’s National Scholarship to attend DeVry University

Monday, November 25, 2019This was not your average Monday for Director of Dining Services - Chartwells K12, Tammy Pittsley. With balancing a full-time job, a family and planning on attending college in the fall, there was a lot on her mind. Little did she know, she was about to receive a surprise of a lifetime that would make things just a bit easier.

Chartwells K12 recently launched their first ever scholarship program that would assist employees who were interested in earning their degree. After careful review, one National Scholarship Recipient was selected, as well as, three Partial Scholarship recipients.

The Chartwells team flew out to Syracuse, New York to surprise their National Scholarship recipient, Tammy, and present to her a full scholarship to attend DeVry University. Tammy was surrounded by friends, family and loved ones. Click here to watch the video. Congratulations, Tammy we are all so proud of you!

Robotics Team Competes at FTC Rochester Qualifier

High school Robotics team competed in the FTC Rochester qualifier and advance to the next round in the competition

Sunday, December 8, 2019High school Robotics team competed in the FTC Rochester Qualifier, and in true Atoms fashion won! With this recent victory, the Robotics team has qualified them for the next round of competition.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Design Award
  • Second Alliance Team Award
  • Third Nominee for the Inspire Award

Congratulations, Atoms we are proud of all your hardwork and look forward to seeing you in the next round of competition.

A Safari to the Rainforest is the 'Best Day Ever'

Middle school Atoms visit the Rosamond Gifford Zoo for a class field trip to learn about the rainforest

Thursday, October 31, 2019—Middle school Atoms dress for the fall and use their imagination as they embark on tropical safari to the rainforest at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. Students learned about the rainforest and the various animals that inhabit its unique ecosystem, as well as, how it is important to their lives. While on their safari, Atoms were able to pet a snake, observed poison dart frogs, compared different skulls of animals and saw a variety of animals from other ecosystems. Thank you, Rosamond Gifford Zoo for the ‘best day ever’ on a field trip to a tropical location and beyond. To view more pictures from the field trip, please visit our Facebook page.

The Beat Goes On at an Ithaca College Field Trip

High school band members visit Ithaca College for a clinic with band director, Dr. Ben Rochford

Tuesday, November 12, 2019No treble makers on this field trip, only band members who want to sharpen their musical talent. High School band members visit Ithaca College for a clinic with band director, Dr. Ben Rochford. Under Dr. Rochford’s guidance he shared with students various techniques that would help them enhance their music ability, listen to the various instrument sections, and shared ways on how they can reach their optimal performance capabilities as an ensemble. Following the clinic, students observed the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble rehearse, took a tour of the campus and had lunch in the dining hall. Thank you Dr. Rochford and Ithaca College for hosting the Syracuse Academy of Science Middle School Atoms for the day and your excellent music guidance.

Atoms Give Back During Teen Center Night

Middle school Atoms give back to their community while participating in their first Teen Center Night of the school year

Thursday, November 21, 2019With Thanksgiving Recess just a few short days away there were just a few things on these middle school Atom’s mind. Keeping the true essence of the holiday in mind, students find a way to give back to their community and support a dear SAS teacher who is currently battling cancer, while enjoying their first Teen Center Night of the school year.

Students were encouraged to bring with them to Teen Center Night, non-perishable food items to assist CNY families in need. With no surprise, middle school Atoms went above and beyond the call to action and collected over 170 items which were donated through the CNY Pay It Forward organization.

At the Teen Center Night, students enjoyed an evening filled with activities such as basketball, video games and movies, while enjoying some delicious snacks from the PBL concession stand. All proceeds from this event were donated to the SAS teacher battling cancer.

Kindergarten and First Grade Students of the Month

Elementary students were recognized during the November Student of the Month Ceremony for their continuous effort to help and go above and beyond inside and outside the classroom

Tuesday, November 19, 2019Each Student of the Month ceremony, there is a character trait that we encourage students to embrace both inside and outside the classroom. For the month of November, the character trait was Citizenship. Kindergarten and first grade Atoms were awarded for their willingness to help others, while going above and beyond demonstrating and embracing this character trait.

Atoms Celebrate Before Thanksgiving Recess

The high school kicked-off Thanksgiving Recess with an afternoon pep rally

Tuesday, November 26, 2019As the school day was winding down the day before Thanksgiving Recess, high school Atoms took the time to celebrate in style with a pep rally. An afternoon filled with great camaraderie, excitement and ultimately fun. In fact, Officer Brandon Hanks played Aniyah for a 1:1 Sneaker Challenge. To view the videos, visit our stories on Facebook or Instagram. In addition to the Sneaker Challenge, staff introduced the winter athletes and offered words of encouragement for the holiday. To view more pictures from the event, please visit our Facebook page.


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