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.
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.
in a very short term, my school is "WONDERFUL". I like my school no matter what others says about it.
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
it is a great school I have ever experienced . If u and your child r lucky enough, u will beaccepted by the school.
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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