9/11 Remembrance

Science Academies of New York (SANY) honors and remembers those whose lives were tragically changed 20 years ago today, and thanks the first responders. United we stand!

Saturday, September 11th, 2021It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago to this day, our lives tragically changed. Many of us know where we were when we heard the news that day. Some of us heard it on the radio, or watched the news that morning. While others may have heard the news from a coworker or a family member or friend. A day in history that we will never forget.

Today, we mourn those who lost their lives, and grieve with those who lost friends and family. We would like to take this moment to thank all of our brave first responders, and those who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. United we stand.

Atoms Meet their Teacher for the 2021 School Year

Utica Academy of Science elementary school invited its students and their families to attend an in-person Family Orientation.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2021Early September, Utica Academy of Science elementary school invited its students and their families to attend a Family Orientation in which they would be able to meet their teachers for the upcoming school year, for the first time. 

During the Family Orientation, families were allotted 20 minutes to meet with their student’s teacher, tour the classroom, and get pumped for the upcoming school year. In addition to meeting their teacher, students and their families also learned about Utica Academy of Science elementary school’s policies, procedures, dress code and criteria presented in the student handbook.

As we officially welcome back the Atoms this week for their first day of school, we want to wish everyone a happy and healthy school year.

UAS ES Hosted a Title I & Title II Meeting

UAS ES Hosted a Title I Meeting for community members & stakeholders

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021ICYMI: Earlier this month, Utica Academy of Science hosted a Title I and Title II meeting where students, their families, and community members were invited to join and participate. During the meeting, community members learned about what it means to be a Title I school, as well as its importance. Guests also had an opportunity to discuss and collaborate on ideas on how students can achieve academic success, and families and community members can be supported. Thank you to all who were able to join and participate.

Welcome New UAS Elementary School Teachers!

UAS ES New Teacher Orientation

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021Earlier this week, Utica Academy of Science elementary school welcomed its newest charter school teachers at their orientation. 

To kick-off the new teacher orientation, SANY Superintendent Dr. Tolga Hayali welcomed the teachers and shared the mission, vision and pathway of SANY and Utica Academy of Science. Throughout their orientation, staff had an opportunity to learn about the various school systems, its policies and procedures and so much more.

At this time we would like to ask you to welcome all of our new Utica Academy of Science teachers! Many Atoms, one family.

Atoms Complete their Summer School Session

Utica Academy of Science middle school students successfully completed their summer school course work and were treated to a mini pizza party celebration.

Friday, July 23rd, 2021Just like that, another successful summer school session is complete! Earlier last month, Utica Academy of Science middle school students hit the books to prepare for the upcoming school year. To celebrate their hard work and dedication, students and their families were invited to a mini pizza party to commemorate this momentous occasion. Keep up the great work, Atoms we are so proud of you … and we look forward to seeing you in September!

Fun in the Sun during the Annual Field Days Event

Utica Academy of Science middle school students create their own commemorative tie-dye t-shirt during their Field Days event.

Thursday, June 24th, 2021As students, teachers, faculty and staff prepare for the end of school year, Utica Academy of Science middle school decided to celebrate with their time honored tradition, Field Days. This annual event is one that many look forward to as it not only marks that the school year is almost complete, but it's a day where everyone can spend time outdoors with their friends participating in many games and activities.

Atoms had an opportunity to flex their artistics skills by creating their very own commemorative tie-dye t-shirt, compete in a friendly game of cornhole, practice their jump roping skills, challenge their friends to a fun game of bowling and so much more.

Following lunch, everyone was treated to a sweet and dare we say icey treat from Big Papi's Coquito Iceys! We want to give a quick shout out and thank all who helped make this event possible and to congratulate all the Atoms for their hard work and dedication this past year. We hope you all are having a wonderful, safe and healthy summer! Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view more pictures from this event.

Independence Day 2021

Happy Independence Day, Atoms!

Sunday, July 4th, 2021—From our family to yours, we wish all of our Atoms a very happy, healthy and safe Independence Day! Below are some fun facts about the 4th of July.

  • Every July 4th, descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence tap the Liberty Bell 13 times in honor of the original 13 colonies.
  • Americans typically eat 150 million hot dogs on Independence Day, “enough to stretch from D.C. to L.A. more than five times,” according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
  • The first July 4th celebration took place at the White House on 1801, hosted by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest is held annually on July 4th. In 2018, champion Joey Chestnut ate 74 hot dogs with buns in just 10 minutes.

Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony

Class of 2021 at Utica Academy of Science receive their High School Diploma on June 25th, 2021.

Friday, June 25th, 2021—Utica Academy of Science high school students and their families, teachers, faculty and staff all joined in to be a small part in a very momentous occasion for the Atoms in the Class of 2021.

On one of the hottest days on record in Central New York, Seniors put on their graduation caps, gowns, tassels and stoles as they prepared for their final walk as an Atom at Utica Academy of Science high school.

During their commencement ceremony, Utica Academy of Science welcomed guest speaker, Merima Karovic, and keynote speaker, Erin Gutierrez who addressed the students and share the importance of an education. In addition to these speakers, Utica Academy of Science welcomed, SANY Superintendent, Dr. Tolga Hayali, President of Terra Science and Education, Dr. Fehmi Damkaci who presented students with a Terra Foundation Scholarship, and John Bullis who provided the closing remarks.

Students also heard from their class Valedictorian, Amir Salkanovic and Salutatorian Amar Halimonavic who shared their memories as an Atom, hopes and dreams of the future and much more. Congratulations Amir and Amar on being this year's Utica Academy of Science high school's Valedictorian and Salutatorian!

Concluding the presentation of the diplomas and awards, Valedictorian Amir Slkanovic led the Class of 2021 in the moment many students were waiting for, the infamous tassel transfer.

We would like to give a quick shout out to those who received the Terra Foundation Scholarship recipients: Brianna Blum-Jacobs, Devanae Bradford, Tyler Delgado, Neira Djogo, Ossareine Felix, Amar Halimanovic, Ko Sei Ma, Ryan Madison, Edis Nadarevic, Aiden Rodriguez, Amir Salkanovic,Narrith Sou, Dillon Stapleton, Brandon Wimpenney.

Congratulations to Amir Salkanovic, Amar Halimonavic & Ko Sei Ma on receiving the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence. This year Atoms received over $1,100,000 in scholarships!!!

At this time, we would like to wish and congratulate the class of 2021! Words cannot express how proud we are of you and all that you have accomplished not only this year but throughout your academic career. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Many Atoms, one Family. Please click here to visit our Facebook page to view pictures in our album, Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony.

Atoms Celebrate the Last Day of the School Year

Utica Academy of Science elementary school celebrates the last day of the 2020 - 2021 school year with a mini celebration complete with music, dancing and balloons.

Friday, June 25th, 2021Last week, Utica Academy of Science charter schools watched their high school seniors move the tassels, celebrated their 8th grade students moving up to high school, and held a drive-thru graduation ceremony for its Kindergarten Atoms. While we captured these momentous occasions, we couldn’t help but capture this exciting moment of Utica Academy of Science elementary school celebrating their last day of school.

We wish all of our Utica Academy of science charter school students, teachers, faculty and staff a very happy, healthy and safe summer. We look forward to seeing you all in one building, in the fall! Enjoy your summer, Atoms.

UAS High School Class of 2021 Senior Video

Friday, June 25th, 2021-At Utica Academy of Science high school the Senior Video is a time-honored tradition, and one many Atoms look forward to. As the Seniors prepared for their graduation ceremony, each member of the graduating class took a moment to share a few words of wisdom as they prepared to leave behind their legacy.

The Senior Video is a time honored tradition at Utica Academy of Science high school, where each member of the Senior class is encouraged to share their plans after graduation, advice for future Atoms, where they see themselves in ten years, how they would describe Utica Academy of Science in one word, and give a ‘shout out’ and thank various people in their lives who helped encourage and support them throughout their life and academic career, and of course what they will miss the most at Utica Academy of Science and being an Atom.

Today, we share with you the Class of 2021 Senior Video. Congratulations Class of 2021, this year will most certainly go down in history, and you have shown that you are able to overcome just about any obstacle that is in your path. We wish you the best of luck with your future endeavors. Many Atoms, one Family!


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

UAS Elementary School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-574-3000
Fax: 315-574-3008

UAS J/S High School

160 School Lane,
Frankfort, NY 13340
Phone: 315-266-1072
Fax: 315-266-1073


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


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