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Students enrolled: 580
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After care: No

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1001 Park Ave
Syracuse, NY 13204

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(315) 428-8997
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
August 26, 2015
The certified and qualified teachers are amazing. I wish the school would focus some efforts on trying to keep these amazing teachers instead of driving them away.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Just right
August 26, 2015
English and Social Studies classes seem to give the most, but it all seems to have a strong purpose.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Agree
August 26, 2015
Yes, but only because of the few teachers who really are excellent. The administration has nothing to do with this.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2015
Words can not express our gratitude for Syracuse Science Academy! It saddens me that all children are not able to receive this standard of education. The teachers are brilliant as well as kind and compassionate. Character building are built into the curriculum and all families are accountable for their children's education. College is something discussed from day 1 of kindergarten, fun field trips and guest speakers that keep the children excited about going to school. The elementary has a green house they grow food they eat during lunch at times, a REAL music room which includes string instruments, Art, Computer lab. I do see some complaints regarding staff; what we need to keep in mind is that these are not state employees making $37,000 as a secretary. These are parents and members of the community the money for the school is spent on the children as it should be.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2014
I have seen several reviews on this site claiming that SASCS is a great school if you have the perfect child and that individuals had a horrible experience, yet chose to stay with the school for 5 years. I would like to share my experience with the school. My name is Dalton, and I am an alumni of SASCS l. When I came to SAS I was far from the perfect child ; 220 lbs, bullied, beaten, teased heavily medicated for ADHD and overall at the end of my will to live. I had no career prospects and did not plan to go to college as my financial situation was bleak. I have spoken with senators and congressmen, interned at a college before I was old enough to attend one. I can say that I have represented the United States in a global environmental summit in Istanbul, Turkey . I must note that while participated in these life changing events I maintained a lean 2.98 GPA. Most definitely NOT a Perfect child That was four years ago. I am now 150 lbs, enrolled in college and am a proud member of the United States Army on track to become an Officer, and I entirely owe it to this school. My school. Still not convinced? Stop by the school, ask for a tour, and see this for yourself.

- submitted by a community member

August 05, 2013
If your child is the perfect child then this school is ok for them, the school targets any problem child even if its immaturity due to the childs age etc. The school wants nothing to do with any child who needs alittle extra motivation or extra attention. They wanna be know as the top notch school for the good things and refuse to help with the bad things. The principal is so worried about the new school in utica hes slacked on the parents/students that he has in the syr school. His compassion has diminished. They pick and choose what new kids they accept and dont be fooled by the supposed lottery system that the state made them instill. The lottery is rigged up to first move the siblings up in the drawing and then move the new enrollees with high grades and good performance up as well. if you have the average student who maybe passed with C's, maybe missed a few days and/ or got a referral for whatever reason forget it the school will make sure your childs name doesnt get picked in the lottery acceptance drawing, but they will wait list your child at number 100 so that he/shes gauranteed not to get it.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
in a very short term, my school is "WONDERFUL". I like my school no matter what others says about it.

- submitted by a community member

July 09, 2013
A person said it was a bad school this means its yours or your childs fault your bot ignorant take him out of the school let him drop out sas gives a great education

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2013
it is a great school I have ever experienced . If u and your child r lucky enough, u will beaccepted by the school.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2012
My daughter is an average student who didn't really try hard in school. But she attended the SAT review on Saturdays at SAS and with the school's encouragement, took the test 3 times until she earned good scores. Now we have scholarship offerings from colleges totaling over $60,000. Thank you SAS!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2012
I have been involved with this school for 5 years and I am very unsatisfied with the education my children received here. Many of the teachers are foreign and have language difficulties and are teaching in areas they are not certified in, hence, the children suffer from a lack of understanding as the material is not properly taught. The staff does not like parents to be involved, beyond an initial meeting, and single Mothers are not respected or the needs of their children taken as highly as those whose fathers enter the building(on occasion). The building is old and not adequately vented and there is no air conditioning, except in all the staff areas? There are women put in charge of "discipline" that are highly inadequate in this position, as they lack a fundamental respect for students and parents. If any parent (mother especially) questions the conduct of the staff, they and their children will be "targeted" for more problems on a recurring basis. I do so regret sending my children to SAS as a public school could have offered them so much more. I have little good to speak about SAS, yet, most people only know the "hype" they are fed. Please be aware parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2011
To make the story short, it is a wonderful school. Always update, dedication,parent involvement, and success.Congratulations for the participation of world's largest science olympiad -INTEL-for Syracuse.Congratulations for the participation of world's largest science olympiad -INTEL-for Syracuse

- submitted by a community member

February 06, 2011
excellant teachers, strong principal with school leadership and challenging academic programs! This school has it all! I took my child out of frazer(city school) to go there. Best thing I ever did! He loves it because he says kids are there to learn! He's on high honor role and is definately college bound!

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2010
detecters and this put little lockers for phones and other electronics so your child one be using them in class by the way in each class theres a phone and parents can call the classes. the teachers call home if your child is absent. parents can look up there childrens grades and attendance in the school website

- submitted by a parent
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October 22, 2008
this school isnt what its cracked up to be. students are allowed to swear as well as a few teachers swear back. the students are allowed to basicly come and go with little to no questioning. they rarely check id.its really difficult to get ahold of any one most of the time. the website isnt updated.there is a shortage of staff it seems. not enough security. the school needs to have cameras not sure if they even do. when addressing a problem they either dont get back to you at all or take a long time, forget being able to talk to a principle, the school picks and chooses who to target it seems about dress code, its not enforced to well. i am dissappointed as of this far.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2007
WOW! All I have to say is the community supports SASCS and so do I. We need more school's like SAS. Not only is it FREE to attend, but it operated like an expensive, private institution. Uniforms are attractive, yet professional and the staff is highly qualified. 100% of the teachers have NY State certification and SAS is accountable to its community and NYS Education Department. Their scores rose again in 2007 and I am so pleased with their continuous results. Thank you SASCS for all your hard work, dedication, and individual attention! If other school's could mirror your curriculum, the whole educational system in America would be a better place to learn!

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2006
Dedicated and qualified educators providing college preparation and guidance through individual attention in small class sizes... Boasting numerous awards and above average test scores after only establishing itself in 2003, SAS surrounds its students within a massive institution. Offering FIVE research laboratories and state-of-the-art technology in every classroom: (E.g. wireless internet, secure access for parents to SAS web database, interactive whiteboards, laptops, desktops with flat screens, etc.) Focusing on math and science with general, AP, language, and fine art courses included. Providing excellence in education, TUITION FREE, to New York State residents, Grades 7-12. I have worked at the Tuition-Free College Prep. Syracuse Academy of Science Jr/Sr High Charter School since the beginning, and I have nothing but wonderful things to report. Students compete with themselves, other teammates, and other schools. We reward success and require strict discipline and uniforms. SAS provides the keys to success...student's MUST unlock the door!

- submitted by a teacher
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SASCS was the first Syracuse area school to attend the INTEL International Competition. We offer college courses from SUNY ESF with SUNY ESF at a High School level. SASCS also offers International field trips to France, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, Italy, Greece, Belgium, and Japan. Along with national field trips to New York City, Grand Canyon, Florida, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, Washington D.C., Buffalo, and Boston. SASCS also has won the coveted Bronze medal in ISWEEP competition.

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Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School
1001 Park Ave, Syracuse, NY  13204
(315) 428-8997
Last modified Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top