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.

CSAS 5th Grade Atoms Have a Fur-Tastic Day

Helping Hounds Volunteers Visit Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Elementary School

Wednesday, November 16th, 2022: It was a RUFF morning for Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse fifth graders! The classroom had some four-legged visitors from Helping Hounds Dog Rescue! Volunteers visited the class to talk about the importance of adoption, volunteering, and how to care for dogs. And, of course, the dogs made their way around the room to get pets from the students too! 

Atoms asked some great questions and were very happy to get puppy kisses! Thank you, Helping Hounds, for visiting us!

Please visit our Facebook for more photos. 

4th Grade Atoms have a Pancakes and Pajamas Party

4th Grade Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Atoms have a Pj and Pancakes Party to Celebrate what they're Grateful for

Friday, September 16, 2022:  Imagine being able to stay in your pajamas after waking up in the morning. Well, some lucky atoms got to do just that! 4th Graders at Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse participated in our school-wide event, "Pancakes and Pajamas!" Students decorated paper pancakes to express who they are grateful for in their lives. It was a cozy day filled with fun and gratitude!

Please visit our Facebook page for more pictures. 

CSAS ES Atoms Celebrate with a Fall Festival

Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Atoms Enjoy a Fall Festival

Monday, October 31st, 2022: Why did the scarecrow win a medal?

He was outstanding in his field. Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Atoms had an outstanding time at their fall festival. Students had fun wearing their favorite costumes to school and for the last hour of class, they got to do a fall activity like painting pumpkins, dancing, playing games, or even enjoying some fresh air during recess!

CSASCS MS Atoms Show ‘Respect’ with Monthly Character Trait

CSAS MS Atoms are Awarded for October Character Trait

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022: Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse students were recognized with certificates for the monthly character trait of "Respect." These students were nominated by their teachers for showing the 3 C's: consideration, care, and courtesy for themselves, someone, or something. 

Congratulations to these outstanding scholars!

Please visit our Facebook Page for more pictures. 

12 CSASCS Students have Lunch with SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali

CSAS Lunch with SANY Superintendent Dr. Hayali

Tuesday, October 11th, 2022: Twelve outstanding Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Middle School students had lunch with SANY Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali. Dr. Hayali told them why they were chosen for this special event and talked about how they liked being at our new school! It’s all part of an ongoing effort to help staff and students connect better with each other!

Please visit our Facebook page 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
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