While Success Academy’s curriculum examines and celebrates the contributions of Black Americans every month, we are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month together with local experts.
Why do so many students seem to think that the world started in 1776 after the founding of America? Our history staff worked hard to reimagine a curriculum that gives scholars a global perspective. Success Academy Rolls Out New Middle School World History Curriculum
When the middle school science team realized that the annual Science Symposium would need to be held remotely, they set to work looking for a solution — and a silver lining.
Thank you for working tirelessly to build a solid support system for our scholars!
On Saturday, October 31, the Success Academy marathon team celebrated 10 years of running and fundraising on behalf of our schools and scholars!
When SA closed its classroom doors in March and cancelled HSLA’s spring show, Ms. Diaz and senior theater teacher Courtney Edwards made a decision that — against all odds, remote or hybrid — a fall play performance was not a matter of if but how.
How do our teachers manage to keep their minds and bodies energized in the remote environment? Find out below.
Chess has been an integral part of SA’s curriculum from day one, both as a regular part of the K-4 day and as an after-school option. SA chess teacher Christopher Johnson reflects on why the game — along with the lessons it can instill in young people — is such a source of joy.
What do SA Operations Staff do when buildings are closed? They work even harder! Here are some of their tips for handling stress and staying productive.
In the months since the Covid-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, we’ve had to make adjustments to our way of life. With in-person events canceled, playdates off limits, and museums and movie theaters closed, we’ve also found new ways to have fun. At SA, we take joy very seriously, and we know that our […]
For new teachers, starting remotely can make it difficult to build relationships. Luckily, some of our teachers have found innovative ways to make that happen despite the circumstances. We asked them to share their secrets for staying connected with their peers during this time.
We will continue to keep SA families updated on any adjustments to our plan.
For new scholars and new teachers, remote learning can feel overwhelming — how can we feel together when we’re so far apart? We asked teachers who excelled at remote learning in the spring for their advice on building community in the classroom.
This summer, former SA teacher Melissa once again became part of the SA family when our Experiential Learning team partnered with her organization — and a range of other experts, educators, and leaders — to create SA Summer Together.
We’re sharing what some of our top teachers had to say about their experiences of teaching remotely last year. Here’s what they found most surprising!
When SA realized that our scholars faced a socially-distanced summer with limited opportunities for fun and learning, we knew we needed to find a way to help them make these months more meaningful.
At SA, we consider families our most important partners — which is why we take parent feedback very seriously!
These scholars crossed the graduation finish line after showing us what persistence looks like!
The SA Chess program held our annual end-of-the-year tournament and for the first time in SA history, the tournament was virtual.
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Scholars will receive Summer Soar assignments between June 8 and 16. Read on for answers to some of the most common Summer Soar questions we’ve received from SA families.
This week, Success Academy celebrated the graduation of 99 seniors, all of them children of color. It is with mixed feelings that we send them out into a world that is so troubled right now. The events of the past two weeks have left us angry, frustrated, and exhausted. The tragic death of George Floyd […]
In an unprecedented virtual commencement ceremony, friends and supporters, family members, current and former staff, alumni, and 99 very special SA seniors gathered online to celebrate the turning of their tassels.
We are excited to announce the 2020 Success Academy Excellence Award winners! This award honors faculty and staff across our schools who exemplify the excellence in education to which our entire community strives. This year, the award recognizes 216 faculty and staff members. Their commitment, talent, and hard work — especially at a time of […]