Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School offers an interscholastic athletic program with educational values consistent with the academic philosophy for our students. The focus is on the development of the individual, as well as fostering an atmosphere of teamwork, citizenship, and good sportsmanship. In addition, the program emphasizes discipline, respect, leadership, loyalty, and cooperation.
A variety of programs are provided based on student interest, participation, and developmental needs. SASCS offers qualified coaches who are positive role models with an enthusiastic attitude about working with student-athletes. The environment created provides the opportunity for athletes to bring together home, school, and community as an integral part of the curriculum successfully. Our athletes are scholars first and a GPA of 2.5 must be maintained to remain eligible to participate in competition.
The Atoms and Lady Atoms compete in Section III of the Onondaga High School League of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
The Atoms home court is “The Lab,” located at the high school. The high school also boasts a comprehensive training room including weights and cardiovascular equipment to ensure athletes maintain their competitive edge year round
Reginald Pickard graduated from G.W. Fowler High School in Syracuse, NY Class of 1981. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Army and served 11 years before being Honorably Discharged in 1992.
Pickard took the role as the girl's basketball coach in 2010 and has been with the program and school for eight years. He led the Lady Atoms to a number two state-ranked basketball program in 2018; winning three league titles, one section III title, one regional title, and state runner-up. Pickard has thrice been named OHSL Coach of the Year. He was named Section III Class C Coach of the Year in 2018.
He adopted the motto Let Me Be Great! in honor of Rasheed Baker. Click Here to Learn More.
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