Every child needs education no matter their background. Success Academy is a combination of 41 free public schools, founded by Eva Moskowitz in 2006. The Academy stands on the belief that; every child has the potential to succeed. It holds approximately 1,000 to 5,000 employees and has its roots in New York City.
Success Academy has gained a reputation as the highest performing public charter school network in New York City. It accepts admission for all children in New York City and does not discriminate against any child with special needs. Its admission is conducted through a random lottery which takes place every April. Their services go to 14,000 students in Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. The majority of this children are from low-income earning households. Their main aim is to provide equality in the education system.
Due to its high performance, it is only natural, that Success Academy would gain attention. It received the $250,000 Broad Prize, which is a prestigious award. This award is well deserved as it was given to the Academy, due to its achievement in bridging the gap in academic performance for low-income children and also children of color.
Eva Moskowitz has great plans for the academy as she has future plans to expand the school from 41 to 100. Her desire is for children to look forward to attending school. The number of people desiring their children to go to one of the schools under Success Academy has increased. Reports indicate that for the 2017-2018 application, the number has increased to 17,000 applicants.
Winning Court case
Success Academy recently won a two-year-long conflict with New York City officials. The city was told to pay a total of $720,000. The case was listened to by a panel of judges who came to the ruling that, the academy was following the law. This was in regard to the contract it refused to sign with the city, in regard to starting a program for 4-year olds.
The Academy is giving a voice in terms of education, to the forgotten children in the society.