Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester (CSA Rochester) is a member of SANY Schools.

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester (CSA Rochester) is a member of SANY Schools.

Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester (CSA Rochester) is a member of SANY Schools.

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Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester
Public Charter School
Starting in Grades K-2
Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester
Public Charter School
Starting in Grades K-2
Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester
Public Charter School
Starting in Grades K-2
Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester
Public Charter School
Starting in Grades K-2
Citizenship & Science Academy of Rochester
Public Charter School
Starting in Grades K-2
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Announcement from SANY Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali

Dear Science Academy of New York Charter Schools and the community,

With great enthusiasm, I wish to thank all of you who have worked tirelessly and continuously to make our mission of educating students in the City of Syracuse and in Utica not only a reality, but also a model of success. As a result of your efforts and dedication, we have won approval by the New York State Department of Education to open our proposed Citizenship and Science Academy of Rochester Charter School in the Rochester area.

After much thorough research and scrutiny among close to 20 different charter school applicants throughout New York State, the New York State Department of Education advanced only our proposed Citizenship and Science Academy of Rochester Charter school (initially serving grades K-2 and growing gradually every year) and the Board of Regents approved it today. We were chosen based on our 17-year record of financial stability, academic success in state testing, cohort graduation rates, instructional practices and overall parent and student satisfaction rates. As stated by the Vice Chancellor Brown and Commissioner Rosa during yesterday’s Board meeting, it is the track record and strong work happening in your existing schools. It really is the testament to all of the fantastic work that every SANY Staff have been doing. As NYSED Charter School Office applaud all of the schools’ dual commitment to students’ academic and social-emotional development while at the same time being tireless partners with all schools, district, charter, non-public, to share lessons learned.

Our decision to start another charter school in Rochester was prompted by the need expressed by the community and community Leaders who invited us to replicate a similar charter school in the Rochester area a few years ago. During our extensive outreach in the Rochester area, we heard families’ pleas for help and have acted to help them, despite many inevitable obstacles. With your support, we can continue to educate students who not only will graduate from high school, but also pursue higher education and professions that will enable them to be productive members of the Rochester community and society at large. Serving the children of today will help build a successful future for everyone.

It is an honor and privilege for me to work side by side with such wonderful staff at SANY Charter Schools who really care, go the extra mile and make the schools such a great positive conducive learning environment for our inner city children. All your hard work is truly Appreciated. Stay safe, healthy and have a Wonderful Holiday!

Sincerely,

Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent

Citizenship and Science Academy of Rochester Charter School

Key Elements to Success at SANY

College Preparation

Aligned in with the school’s mission to graduate college-ready and civic-minded students is an emphasis on offering high-quality instruction and curriculum—including programs during and after school, as well as in the summer—that have been developed to provide every student the opportunity to attend college. More

Focused on STEM and Environment

In all K-12 levels, SANY promotes real-world problem solving & exploration in science and mathematics, with interactive engagement & collaborative problem-solving opportunities, field trips to environmentally friendly locations & science museums, and regular use of technology: computer laboratories, Smartboards, IPADs, and Chromebooks. More

Glocal Education

SANY schools have a celebratory atmosphere and promote positive attitudes through quarterly recognition and rewards for academic efforts and citizenship, evidenced through certificates, gift certificates, and invitations to an annual Dean’s List Dinner for students and their families. More

Student Centered School Structure

SANY schools offer a small, safe, nurturing environment to students. SANY schools create a family atmosphere in which all staff members know each other and their students, which provides a safe and controlled environment. More

Parental Involvement and home visits

Student success and performance is affected not only by teachers but also by parents and environment. Therefore, parental involvement is a significant part of our school’s strategic goals. More

Performance based accountability

SANY schools must achieve academic and organizational excellence through outstanding instructional quality, as part of their key design elements, to remain a viable educational alternative in the community. More