Success Academy Lives Up to its Name

Success Academy is a network of public charter schools in New York. It was started in 2006. The network has more than 41 schools today. The school accepts students from all over New York. It has programs for children with special needs. Success Academy won the Broad Prize for their efforts in improving academic performance and scalability a few days ago. The award is usually given to charter management organizations. It was presented at the National Charter Schools Conference. Success was recognized for its role in closing the gaps in society by providing opportunities to students from low-income families.

 

Success Academy received $250,000 as part of the award. Eva Moskovitz is the CEO of Success Academy. Eva was present to receive the award on behalf of the organization. She said that she does not believe that the ZIP code of a child’s residence should determine the outcome of their life. She stated that she had plans to open several other schools. so that they could serve 50,000 children around the country. Moskovitz added that a charter organization of that size would show that charter schools are a viable option. Success serves 15,000 students in New York City at the moment. This makes it the largest charter network in the area. Moskovitz finished by saying that they were in the process of launching a digital platform in the near future. The platform will allow them to share their content, training, and curriculum with other charter schools that want to emulate its success.

 

Success Academy has gained popularity for its unconventional approach to learning and education in general. They developed new English and Math curricula when they found the current ones to be inadequate for their needs. The charter schools that are a part of Success Academy were in the top schools in the state in Math, English, and Science proficiency. Success also won a high-profile case against New York City officials over a pre-kindergarten program. The network runs the program free from conditions set by the officials. This led city officials to cite it as a violation of a city contract.

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