Success Academy Charter Schools is one of the leading and best performing public charter school network founded in 2006 by Eva Moskowitz. The school has 41 schools spread across Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Bronx with 14000 students. The school admits students from all walks of life regardless of race, family background, or physical appearance. Success Academy has authorization from Charter School Institute in New York, which makes it free to operate independently with reviews every five years.
Success Academy has always posted highest performance from the scholars. This has been possible following the unique approach that emphasizes on what is being taught and how it is being taught. Success Academy has well able teachers that have undergone rigorous training to ensure that they are familiar with what they teach. The schools’ principals play a part as instructional leaders and have control over what the schools teach. The schools have a strong IT system that allows teachers share experiences on lessons taught. Each kindergarten class has an assistant teacher while other grades share assistant teachers who assist scholars individually during class. The teachers maintain constant reviews with parents to ensure scholar’s performance is in check.
Success Academy views the content of what is being taught very seriously. The school has its curriculum that is unique from other schools. The content in elementary schools is designed to ensure children are happy about the concept of learning. It involves ensuring that a scholar can read on their own, solve math problems, grasp science concepts, and actively participate in class projects. Success Academy also endeavors to discover children’s artistic talents as well as creating programs that relate to real life experiences. The scholars are engaged directly taught by a teacher for 80 minutes per day. They are then put into small groups where they receive more instructions or engage in on-hands learning. The middle schools adopt standards that are internationally recognized to ensure they produce scholars that are critical thinkers and masters of subjects. Success Academy understands that high school is a transition point to college. The curriculum adopted seeks to mold scholars to have a sense of resourcefulness and integrity.