Imagine a school that allows for your student to shine. A school that puts the needs of your child first. A school that prides itself in a STEAM-focus and college preparation curriculum preparing students for success beyond the classroom. A school that is inclusive, diverse, and creates a positive and supportive learning environment that allows all children to reach their full potential and thrive. This place is the Science Academies of New York (SANY) Charter Schools.
At SANY, we believe in our motto, ‘Many Atoms, One Family’, and we create positive and supportive cultures and environments through the actions of students, teachers, faculty, and staff. Active words of encouragement, Glocal Education, student-centered, and philanthropic activities build our inclusive community.
Experience how we build success, One Atom at a time at any of our four tuition-free charter school families. The Science Academies of New York Charter Schools is accepting applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Below is the list of schools and the grades that are accepting applications.
All applications are due by Friday, April 1st, 2022.
Hello Syracuse Academies of New York 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 Science Academies of New York 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.
👉 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 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 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 Charter School and Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school students received hats and gloves through the generous donation of Chartwells’ Food Service Director, Ms. Pittsley.
👉 Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school receives special visits from Board of Regents, Elizabeth Hakanson, Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli, and Honorable Chol Majok.
👉 Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school hosted its annual canned food drive to benefit the CNY Food Bank.
👉 Utica Academy of Science Charter Schools moves to one building, and becomes a Title I school.
👉 Utica Academy of Science elementary school students received a special visit from Kiss FM who presented the students with goodies and a class pizza party as part of their 'It's Cool to be Kind' campaign.
👉 Utica Academy of Science Charter Schools voices were heard all across Central New York including: WKTV, Talk of the Town, and Observer Dispatch, as they expressed their challenges with Durham School Services and its transportation services.
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!
Dr. Tolga Hayali
Monday, November 22nd, 2021—‘Be present in all things, and thankful for all things.’ - Maya Angelou
In preparation for the Thanksgiving season, Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school hosted a Food Drive to benefit the Rescue Mission. We are excited to share that through the kindness and generosity of the students, teachers, faculty and staff that we will be donating hundreds of canned goods this holiday season!
We would like to thank all who helped make this event possible, and for all who participated. Thank you for ‘Putting love into Action,’ your donations will go a long way to help those in need.
We hope all of our Atoms are having a very happy Thanksgiving!
Saturday, November 13th, 2021—Syracuse Academy of Science high school students in Mr. Yaman's class are participating in The Congressional Awards Program. For those not familiar with The Congressional Awards Program, it was established in 1979 by The United States Congress and recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in young people. Today, The Congressional Award remains Congress' highest honor a member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives may bestow upon a youth civilian.
For The Congressional Awards Program, each Saturday Atoms set aside a portion of their day to serve the community and earn community service hours. This past Saturday, Atoms volunteered their time and service at the Rescue Mission’s Thrifty Store in East Syracuse. Keep up the great work, Atoms! You are making an incredible difference in the community.
Saturday, November 6th, 2021—Can they build it? Yes they can! On Saturday, November 6th Syracuse Academy of Science elementary, middle and high school students competed in the annual CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em competition held at the MOST.
This student STEM competition in balsawood bridge engineering allows for participants to compete individually or as a team. For the competition, students are tasked with designing and constructing a truss bridge built entirely of glue and balsawood. On the day of the competition, participants submit their bridge for a test of its efficiency rating, a measure of how many times its own weight the bridge can support before structural failure. Awards are given in three categories: Category I (grades 4-6), Category II (grades 7-8) and Category III (grades 9-12).
We are pleased to announce that Syracuse Academy of Science high school received multiple awards in the CNY Bridges: Build ‘Em & Bust ‘Em competition! Congratulations to the following students.
- First Place (Category III): Andre McClain - The Positive Protons
- Third Place (Category III): Theodore Simon and Migual Mathis - Borthorn Bridge
- Fourth Place (Category III): Chimera Z Harper and Sumeiyra Barbour
Congratulations to all of the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Atoms, your hard work certainly paid off, and we are so incredibly proud of you and all that you have accomplished! Click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from the CNY Bridges: Build 'Em & Bust 'Em Competition.
Thursday, November 4th, 2021—Congratulations to all the Utica Academy of Science students in Mr. Seker's cybersecurity class for passing their first Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU) test and receiving their certificate by EC-Council Academia!
The passing of the CSCU exam and receiving this prestigious certificate will open many doors for these students. The CSCU certificate will help students apply to colleges in STEM fields, and will allow them to experience the new EC-Council Essential Series. The Essentials Series and Certified Cybersecurity Technician (CCT) certifications will prepare and validate their skills for entry-level job roles of the future.
Congratulations, Atoms, we are very proud of you and all that you have accomplished!
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021—Utica Academy of Science Junior Senior High School school made waves at the annual CNY Steamboat Challenge presented by the MOST.
On Saturday, October 23rd Atoms took to the sea in the STEM competition in 'pop-pop' or 'putt-putt' boat engineering. For this competition students could work in teams of 2-3 or individually, and were tasked with designing and constructing a miniature working steamboat powered by a single tealight candle. Teams would then present their design to the judges and are scored in 5 categories, as well as, their boat's best race time in 2 attempts.
Scoring for the CNY Steamboat Competition was based on the following criteria:
- Boat Specification
- Race Time
- Student Presentation
Congratulations to all of our 7th & 8th grade Atoms who took home the gold in this year's STEM competition. We are very proud of you, your hard work and all that you have accomplished! A special shout out and thank you to coaches Mr. Babacan, Mr. Oncu and Mr. Duman who helped the students accomplish their goals and encouraged them along the way. Way to go Atoms!
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021—Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school had the privilege of welcoming New York State Board of Education’s Board of Regents 5th Judicial District member, Elizabeth S. Hakanson earlier this month.
During her visit, Regent Hakanson received a special guided tour of the school led by Dean of Elementary Dominic Frisina, and SANY Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali. While on their tour of the school, Regent Hakanson was able to listen to a handful of lessons taught by the esteemed teachers at Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school, as well as, met with the Atoms!
We would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Regent Hakanson for taking time out of your busy schedule to spend the day with the Atoms and for visiting Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school!
Thursday, October 7th, 2021—Last month, Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship welcomed Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli of Assembly District 129 for a special school visit.
During his visit, Assemblyman Magnarelli received a special guided tour by Dean of Elementary Dominic Frisina, and SANY Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali. While on the tour, Assemblyman Magnarelli learned about the history of Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school, met some of the Atoms, listened to a few lessons from teachers and learned about the future of SASCCS!
We would like to give a special thank you Assemblyman Magnarelli for taking time out of his busy schedule to spend the day with the Atoms and for visiting Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school!