CSAS ES is Celebrating Black History Month Through Music

Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Celebrates Black History Month in Music Class

Thursday, February 9th, 2023: Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse is celebrating Black History Month! In the music room, students are learning about black history through songs and stories celebrating black joy! Each grade level has a different focus. In Kindergarten, students are hearing stories about black musical artists like John Coltrane. Atoms in 2nd and 3rd grade are practicing a song written by Franklin Willis that was inspired by Martin Luther King JR's "I Have a Dream'' speech. In 4th and 5th grade, students are learning about freedom songs and writing their own medley.

Nikki R. Jones Talks to Ms. Sullivan's Class as Part of 28 Speakers

Communication Strategist Nikki R. Jones Speaks to CSAS Middle Schoolers

Monday, February 6th, 2023: Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse elementary school is once again kicking off Black History Month with the annual 28 speakers event. The goal is for students to meet influential figures in our community and build meaningful relationships with them. 

We were honored to have Nikki R. Jones speak with Ms. Sullivan’s 5th-grade class. Nikki talked about her profession as a Communication Strategist. She then had students do an exercise to think about what they want to be in the future. She had them imagine what they would wear, say, and how they would feel in their chosen career. Nikki R. Jones shared with students that it is important to feel good about their work. Atoms were very engaged and explained their career goals to her. 

Thank you, Nikki R. Jones, for taking time out of your schedule to speak with our Atoms!

Slam Dunk: CSAS MS Girl Basketball Team has 2nd Game of the Season

Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Middle School Girls Basketball is Improving Daily

Monday, January 23rd, 2023: The Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse's Girl's Modified Basketball team had their 2nd game. They are learning the game's rules and improving their teamwork daily! We couldn't be more proud of the growth they continue to show. After all, teamwork makes the dream work!

Please check our Facebook for more pictures from the game. 

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CSAS ES Atoms get Cozy for national School Choice Week

Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Celebrate PJ Day During National School Choice Week

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023: Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse celebrated National School Choice Week all week. The second day of the celebration was pajama day! Students wore their PJs and cuddled up in their classrooms while discussing character strengths.

Thanks for loving your school, Atoms!

Please visit our Facebook page for more photos. 

CSAS Elementary School Plans to Celebrate National School Choice Week

Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Celebrating School Choice Week

Sunday, January 22nd, 2023: National School Choice Week is January 22–28th. We will celebrate our students, parents, teachers, and staff at Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse during the official celebration next week. National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children while generating widespread public awareness of the importance of school choice. 

Here are some of the fun events you can participate in:

Day 1- Spirit Day: SANY apparel 

Day 2- Spirit Day: PJ Day “Cozy up with your school community”

Day 3- Spirit Day: Syracuse Gear Day “I love my community day”

Day 4- SANY Day “Big Goals, Big Dreams Day”

Day 5- Yellow Day! School Choice Celebration!

3rd Grade CSAS Atoms & Chorus Students Perform Winter Concert

CSASCS Practice Peace & Resilience at Winter Concert

Thursday, December 15th, 2022: The third-grade class and Citizenship Academy chorus students gave a show-stopping performance during their winter concert! The theme, “Peace & Resilience,” couldn’t have been more spot on, and our young musicians performed beautifully. The drummers did a great job keeping the beat. Everyone deserves a standing ovation!

Please see our Facebook for more pictures from the performance. 

Season's Greetings from SANY Schools - 2022

Dear Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Charter School Community, 

How is it already Holiday Break? It seems like we were welcoming students back on campus for the new school year just yesterday. The end of the year is a time for reflection and remembrance. We are thankful for where we came from and have a moment to think about where we are going as we pursue the future with hope. 

Therefore, I want to take some time to reflect on everything we have accomplished together so far this year.

  • Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse celebrated September staff member of the month
  • Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse middle school hosts back to school night for parents to meet teachers and see the new classrooms. 
  • Senator Rachel May visits fourth graders as a guest speaker. 
  • Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse raised more than $1,000 to help support Nezamiyah White’s family.
  • Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse middle school holds the first academic award ceremony of the year.
  • Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse dance team makes a debut. 

Looking at that long list of accomplishments, it’s hard to believe we are only halfway through the year! We can tackle anything as long as we work together as many atoms, one family. 

Happy holidays!


Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent

Middle School Atoms Honored for Academic Achievements

Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Middle Schoolers Awarded for 1st Marking period Achievements

Thursday, December 1st, 2022: Citizenship Middle School hosted its first Awards Ceremony of the year. Students were recognized for their academic achievements in the first marking period. Awards included Merit Roll, Honor Roll, On a Roll, Most Improved, and a 7th grade Social Studies award. Teachers also recognized scholars for the November character trait of the month; gratitude. These scholars are thankful for what they have and show gratefulness daily.

Congratulations to all! Keep up the great work, atoms!

Please visit our Facebook for more pictures from the ceremony. 

CSAS Community Mourning the Loss of a Student

CSASCS Holding Fundraiser for Family of Nezamiyah White

Friday, December 2nd, 2022: Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse is grieving a tragic loss. On Tuesday, November 22nd, Nezamiyah White unexpectedly passed away in a house fire. Nezamiyah was a sweet student who always had a smile on her face. Her smile was infectious and she radiated positivity wherever she went. Nezamiyah worked hard in school, earning many awards throughout her time at Citizenship. She was a great friend to all and a leader in her class. One of Nezamiyah's passions was gymnastics. At recess it was a guarantee Nezamiyah would be practicing her tumbling and cartwheels with her friends. She wanted to be a gymnastics coach when she grew up. Nezamiyah enjoyed reading and adored art. 

We can’t begin to imagine the pain her family is experiencing with this tragic loss. Please join us for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the family of Nezamiyah White on Saturday, December 17th at the Syracuse Academy of Science high school cafeteria. Stop by anytime from 5 to 9 pm for dine in or take out. Dinners are $10 each and all proceeds will go to Nezamiyah’s family.

You can also donate on this gofundme organized by Nezamiyah's family.

Thank you for coming together to help out as a community. We are many atoms, one family.

You ‘Otto’ Believe it! CSAS ES has a Special Visitor

Otto the Orange Visits CSAS Elementary School

Monday, November 21st, 2022: Otto the orange stopped in to congratulate Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse atoms on completing Otto’s fall reading kickoff! The challenge was for students to read with their teachers, friends, or families for just a few minutes every day! Otto knows how important reading is, and he was so happy to hear that our classes took on the challenge! Otto was greeted with lots of hugs, high fives, and even a dance party!

Please visit our Facebook for more pictures.


Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

CSAS Elementary School

301 Valley Drive
Syracuse, NY 13207
Phone: 315-671-0270
Fax: 315-671-0275

CSAS Middle School

7053 Buckley Rd
Liverpool, NY 13088
Phone: 315-671-0874
Fax: 315-671-0881


1409 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone: 315-671-5470
Fax: 315-671-5475


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SCSD Transportation: 315-435-4260