Ninety-nine members of the Success Academy High School of the Liberal Arts (HSLA) Class of 2024, so-named for their anticipated college graduation date, turned their tassels and tossed their caps virtually yesterday their commencement ceremony held online.
Success Academy published six full weeks of lesson plans for students in grades K-2, to help educators and parents who may be struggling to provide content-rich learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. The plans are hosted on the network’s website and include both specific daily schedules and lessons as well as links to general resources. The suite of lesson plans can be accessed here.
Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz informed families that their scholars would be assessed and receive grades just as they have in previous years. With slight modifications to instructional priorities and assessments, the network’s 18.000 students in grades K-12 will finish the school year with core achievement goals that were in place at the beginning of the school year.
Almost 18.000 Success Academy scholars ended their first week of remote learning with an average attendance rate of 97%. On Thursday, March 19, about 5.000 middle school and high school scholars logged into their virtual classrooms via the BlueJeans video conferencing platform, while 13.000 younger scholars in grades K-4 were counted “present” after twice-daily phone debriefs with their teachers, covering the reading, math, and science assignments of the day.
As more school systems around the country are making the difficult decision to close buildings, Success Academy, which will be educating its 18.000 remotely this week, will be sharing its plans and resources. Throughout this week, Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz will host virtual meetings with superintendents and principals around the country to discuss remote learning best practices.
Success Academy announced to families and staff today that it will suspend on-campus learning and shift all 18.000 students to remote learning, starting Thursday, March 19, until further notice. School staff will use Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 18 to finalize preparations for online and at-home learning for students in grades K-12.
Success Academy Queens Parents Declare Victory After 37-Month-Long Effort to Secure Middle School Space from the City
It took three years, but the kids finally won. Late Thursday night, Success Academy Queens parents emerged victorious after months of advocating for their children’s right to public school space. With only hours to spare before a deadline that would have forced children back into the district system, Department of Education officials finally proposed two co-locations for the 227 fourth graders who are headed to middle school next year but previously had no middle school.