Success academy is trying to redefine what is possible in todays public education. Their main goal is to be able to build exceptional public schools that will help to provide all children from all kinds of different backgrounds with a chance to succeed in college and in their lives.
Success Academy was founded in 2006 and is believed to be the worlds biggest and highest-performing free, public charter school network that is located in New York City. Admission for the academy is open to all the children of New York State. This is including children with special needs and also children that are English language learners. Each April the academy holds a lottery where children are chose randomly to be admitted to the academy.
The academy is able to have 46 different schools that they are operating, which allows then to be able to serve 15,500 student in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Of all the students that they academy helps 76% of the students come from low-income families, 8.5% of the students are current and former English learners and 15% of their students are special needs students. Being able to help as many students as possible is the main goal of the academy.
Success academy schools have the ability to operate at a greater independence level than zoned schools due to the fact that they are authorized by the State University of New York’s Charter School Institute. The Academy loves being able to have this kind of independence.
Eva Moskowitz is known as being the CEO and the founder of Success Academy. Her main goal for the academy is to be able to improve all students literacy. That is why their newest website has been launched with the networks Think Literacy Curriculum. The over all hopes of the academy is to continue being able to reach as many children as they can in hopes that more and more children from low income families will be able to achieve a higher education.