Success Academy has a total of 41 charter schools within all boroughs of New York, with the exception of Staten Island. The charter has recently expanded to add another high school to its network which will provide 1,200 new students educational opportunities in the Bronx.
In April of each year, Success Academy grants students access to their charter schools through a lottery pool. This year the school received more than 17,000 applications from students. Leaders of the charter are hoping to see another expansion in the network in order to allow more students to attend the schools in the coming years.
Families, who want their students to receive the type of top education which Success Academy provides, see the idea of expansion as a welcomed solution. With the exceptional outcome of the schools performance each year, the charter network has seen an increase in the number of applicants. This increase goes to the core of the educational efforts put forth by the teachers of Success Academy.
With a one to one relationship with each teacher, students are afforded a more supportive role in learning. The curriculum by the teacher starts with 80 minutes of direct instruction-learning, followed by individual one to one learning which is broken down in much smaller groups. This advanced learning platform has provided students a better opportunity to become fully engaged with their learning, and the teachers have been able to reach a core line within the student’s capabilities to learn.
In 2016, for the eighth consecutive year, Success Academy has over-achieved with top performing test scores. The outstanding student results included 95 percent proficiency in math and 82 percent proficiency in English. In addition, students considered as English Language Lerner’s exceeded their peers statewide.
Many of the students of Success Academy come from low-income families making up 76 percent of the projected 14,000 applicants each year and 95 percent are minorities. With 2017 results totaling 17,000 applicants; 5,600 from the Bronx alone, an expansion development is the key to students being able to receive the top education which Success Academy has offered since being founded in 2006.