Facts about Syracuse Academy

1. Founded

SASCS was chartered by the NYS Board of Regents in 2003 as a public, tuition-free charter school in Syracuse, NY.

2. Academics

Syracuse Academy offers the best aspects of public and private school education. SASCS’s distinctive and intensive academic curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), provides the necessary foundation for college entrance and careers in technical fields.

Students regularly compete in regional, national and international STEM focused academic competitions including: Science Olympiad, multiple science fairs and math competitions. There is also the opportunity to collaborate with industry professionals through lecture and hands on experience in fields such as research, through local colleges and universities.

3. Enrollment & Locations

  • Enrollment for the 2014-15 academic year is 835 students, grades k-12 on three campuses
  • Syracuse Academy Elementary School, grades k-4, S. Salina St. Syracuse
  • Syracuse Academy Middle School, grades 5-7, West High Ter., Syracuse
  • Syracuse Academy High School, grades 8-12, W. Genesee St., Syracuse

4. Demographics

  • Female: 54% Male: 46%
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: .57% Black: 44.2% Hispanic: 17.5%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander: 3.13% White: 22.8% Multiracial: 11.8%
  • Students with Disabilities: 8.1%
  • English Language Learners: 6.4%

5. Extended School Year and Extended School Hours

SASCS offer a 195 day school year that begins in August. All campuses provide an extended school day. Research continues to show that time in school directly correlates to successes throughout secondary and college careers.

6. Technology

As an institution that emphasizes STEM education, SASCS offers innovative technology in each classroom and makes tablets and more available to all students for their educational benefit.

7. Extracurricular Activities

It is important to complement rigorous studies with activities that: enhance the learning experience; build social skills through collaborative endeavors; and encourage team building. SASCS offers numerous activities in the forms of clubs, travel opportunities and community service. Visit our student activities page to learn more.

8. Athletics Go Atoms!

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 boys varsity basketball team was runner up for the 2010-2011 season New York State Championship. Visit our athletics page to learn more.

9. Honors & Accreditation

SASCS is the only charter school in New York State accredited by The Middle States Association, a nationally acclaimed k-16 accreditation organization. 

SASCS was named one of the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News & World Report in both 2013 and 2014.

Data courtesy of NYSED 2014