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Sewing the Seeds: Where Academics Meets Fashion

November 7, 2023 Success Academy

Sporting a pair of chunky glasses, a fresh set of sparkly nails, and eye-catching accessories, Lyana Moore — a sophomore at HSLA-Manhattan — manages to show off her personality and style while remaining in dress code. For Lyana, expressing herself through visible and material items is exciting and fun, and a huge part of where...Read more

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What is a Charter School?

January 24, 2024 Success Academy

Charter schools operate independently of local school districts. They have greater flexibility than traditional public schools in curriculum, schedule, teacher hiring and development allocation of ... Read more

Dear HSLA–Brooklyn Scholars

October 12, 2023 Success Academy

The school year is well underway, and from where I sit, our community at HSLA-Brooklyn is on track to make it the most memorable one yet. I wanted to take a moment to share some advice with my scholar... Read more

Growing Through the Game

October 3, 2023 Success Academy

Ever since I can remember, basketball has been a part of my life. As a kid, I spent hours on the sidelines watching my siblings and cousins play and witnessed my uncle win the 1993 national championsh... Read more

I thought coding was boring … SA scholars proved me wrong!

September 21, 2023 Success Academy

When tasked with observing the HSLA Freshman Computer Science Fellows, I admit I was nervous. I, perhaps like many others, have stereotyped what it looks like to write and develop code: too difficult ... Read more

Around the World the SA Way

September 19, 2023 Success Academy

When asking the question “what’d you do this summer” to one of our scholars, be prepared to be shocked at the countless different answers you get… and probably a little jealous too. From hikin... Read more

Setting up SA Leaders for Success: A Report on This year’s Leader Training Institute

August 16, 2023 Dana Anderson

Leader Training Institute (LTI) is a two-week period when Assistant Principals and Senior Leaders gather for training and vision-setting for the upcoming school year. LTI is designed to equip our educ... Read more


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