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Is Kindergarten Mandatory in NY?

February 23, 2024 Success Academy

New York’s Education Law requires all children between the ages of six and 16 to attend school. This can occur at a public or private school....Read more

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Congratulations to the SY 2023-24 Success Academy Excellence Award Winners!

February 29, 2024 Success Academy

We are excited to announce the SY 2023-24 Success Academy Excellence Award winners! The Excellence Awards honor School-based staff who go above and beyond in advancing our mission, achieving superior ... Read more

Charter School vs Public School

February 12, 2024 Success Academy

Charter schools are public schools, but they do differ from traditional public district schools in a few important ways.... Read more

What is a Charter School?

January 5, 2024 Success Academy

Charter schools operate independently of local school districts. They have greater flexibility than traditional public schools in curriculum, schedule, teacher hiring and development, allocation ... Read more

Pairing Creativity with Conceptualization

November 16, 2023 Eric Black

At Success Academy HSLA – Brooklyn, visual art classes are more than drawing and painting. When scholars step into their classrooms, they enter a world that pairs technical ability and conceptual un... Read more

Sewing the Seeds: Where Academics Meets Fashion

November 7, 2023 Success Academy

Sporting a pair of chunky glasses, a fresh set of sparkly nails, and eye-catching accessories, Lyana Moore — a sophomore at HSLA-Manhattan — manages to show off her personality and style while rem... Read more

Dear HSLA–Brooklyn Scholars

October 12, 2023 Success Academy

The school year is well underway, and from where I sit, our community at HSLA-Brooklyn is on track to make it the most memorable one yet. I wanted to take a moment to share some advice with my scholar... Read more

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