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Richard Richardson III
Vice Principals
Sharon Archer
Peter Neeves

DASA Coordinators
Moshiena Faircloth
Mark Vazquez
309 W. Brighton Ave. |
Syracuse, NY 13205
School Hours 
7:50 AM - 3:10 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-4535
Fax: (315) 435-6208
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4469
Guidance Office
(315) 435-4535




In EL schools, students learn by conducting “learning expeditions” rather than by sitting in a classroom being taught one subject at a time. EL works on developing the character — as well as the intellect — of students. More than 150 schools in 30 states use this model— including Syracuse City School District’s own ELMS.


EL Learning Model

1. Learning targets in student-friendly language

2. Interdisciplinary projects (relating to more than one subject)

3. Demonstrating learning through high quality student work

4. Drawing on cultural resources and community leaders

5. Celebrations of learning: students present projects to

EL Goals

Knowledge and skills
Students demonstrate proficiency, apply what they’ve learned, think critically and communicate clearly

Students work to become effective learners, ethical people, and put their learning to use to improve communities

High-quality student work

Students create complex work, demonstrate craftsmanship, and create authentic work

Humanities & STEM

Using Language!Live to help all students develop stronger skills in reading writing, grammar, fluency and phonics

Improve math and science achievement through the Math- Science-Technology (MST) Block

Social Studies
Social Studies Literacy focusing on reading for information standards and utilizing the TEES writing strategy

School News
SCSD to Change Some School Start & Dismissal Times Effective October 25th SCSD to Change Some School Start & Dismissal Times Effective October 25th: October 8, 2021 Dear Syracuse City School District Families, Since the start of the school year, First Student, which provides transportation services for Syracuse City School District students in grades K-8, has been unable to maintain a sufficient number of bus drivers to adequately service the number of bus routes for our students. First Student has gone through an aggressive recruiting campaign to try to attract new drivers by offering increased wages and sign on bonuses; however, ... more >>
Now Parents can Track their child's SCSD Transportation. Now Parents can Track their child's SCSD Transportation.: *New information for Parents* Now you can Track your child's SCSD Transportation. Dear Huntington Families, The Syracuse City School District [SCSD] has launched a new transportation App called "FirstView" for families to be able to view their child’s transportation information and receive text notifications.  Below are instructions for you to follow to download the App to your mobile device, laptop, tablet, or I-Pad. * Important * Before downloading ... more >>
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for SCSD Students and Families for Individuals Age 12 and Older COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for SCSD Students and Families for Individuals Age 12 and Older: Attention, SCSD families and staff: Don't miss two upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Friday, November 5th, in partnership with Wegmans. The clinics will be held at  PSLA at Fowler High School  and  Nottingham High School  from 2-6 PM. All three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) will be available for first, second, or booster doses (depending on eligibility). See the FAQ below for more information!  more >>
Better World Day '21 @ Brighton Academy Better World Day '21 @ Brighton Academy: Better World Day '21 @ Brighton Academy Our focus for Better World Day is centered on making the world a better place for all people and cultures considering the events in our country. Really looking at the learning targets and being able to celebrate our students' heritages.  Enjoy some of our Brighton Scholars' fine products that illustrate their hard work and commitment, by clicking on the following video image! Background Information: ... more >>
8th Grade Ambassadors' Canned Foods and Batteries Donation Drive 8th Grade Ambassadors' Canned Foods and Batteries Donation Drive: more >>

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Student and Family Supports are Available!
The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students. School social workers can help connect you and your child to in school and/or out of school supports that meet your needs. Please call us at (315) 435-4535 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.