Success Academy was established in 2006 with the objective of providing free education for students in a meaningful way so that not only will they receive quality scholastic information, but they will also be prepared for life and how to use that information.
Success Academy schools are situated all over the New York City area from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. With 46 total schools in the system, Success Academy is the largest and most proficient Charter School System in the State of New York.
The objective of Success Academy is to build exceptional students via a world-class scholastic setting that teaches children from all different socio-economic backgrounds and trains them for life while educating them to deal with the opportunities of the future.
It is not that children cannot learn, it is just that many do not have the opportunity in some of the public schools that exist today.
Students are chosen by random lottery, and there are currently 15,500 students enrolled in elementary education, middle school and high school. While the schools can operate on a very independent basis, they still adhere to the guidelines and precepts set forth by the New York State Educational Department.
The difference is based on what is expected of the students and how their mindset is established. Students are taught to be independent thinkers in respect of how they are going to use the knowledge they receive to make the right decisions in life. Quality decision making and common sense are two very important factors in life that need to be understood and learned.
The result is what really counts, as that is the only thing that can really be used to measure whether a system like this is bringing about the desired objectives. Over the past eight years Success Academy students have ranked very high in test results, and on a regular basis, too.