Success Academy has come to be known for their ways of trying to redefine what’s possible in todays public education. The academy was founded in 2006 and has become the biggest and highest-performing free, public charter school that is located in New York City. Admission for the academy is open to all the children in New York even those who have special needs and the children who are English language learners.
All the students are put into a random lottery that is held each April. Success Academy is able to operate 46 different schools, serving around 15,000 students. Of all the students 76% of them come from low-income families, 8.5% of the students are current and also formet English language learners and 15% of the students are special needs students. No matter the need of the child Success Academy tries their hardest to make sure all student get a fair chance at higher education. Success Academy is able to operate at a higher independence level than zoned schools due to being authorized by the State University of New York’s Charter School Institute.
Eva Moskowitz is known as being the founder and Ceo of Success Academy. She had two main goals when she first launched the academy that included opening up a school that is high performing and that could help improve America’s education. Moskowitz has stated that there are way to may kids across the country that are stuck at schools that dont teach them how to read and write at the most basic level. Her thought was that Success Academy could help solve that issue. The first step the academy made, towards bettering children literacy, was to offer the network’s literacy curriculum for students from kindergarten through fourth grade. This hopefully would give teachers across the country an introduction the Success Academy mantra.