Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler

School-Based Health Center


Margaret Taru


Antonio Herrera
Vice Principal

Dan Killenbec
Administrative Intern

Victor Ciciarelli
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Antonio Herrera
Patrick Otts

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4376
Guidance Office: (315) 435-4362
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4363
Attendance Office: (315) 435-4375
Library: (315) 435-4684

School-Based Health Center:
(315) 435-4410

School Address:

227 Magnolia Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

School Hours:

7:50 AM-2:26 PM






Public Service Leadership Academy=Pride, Service, Leadership, Accountability


PSLA @ Fowler Vision: We will create a school environment that prepares students to be college, career and life ready by fostering high student achievement, success for all learners, and collaboration with all stakeholders.

Our Mission: We will provide a collaborative, caring, and creative environment which supports students' academic, social, and emotional needs so that they are College and Career-Ready as they continue their successful life journeys as positive, contributing members of society.

Instructional Vision: Effective high school instruction creates an environment in which all students are engaged in thinking about their thinking (metacognition) and learning through struggling with complex tasks, based in real world questions from multiple points of access and multiple points of view, relating the new content to a student's prior and continuing knowledge


Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered at PSLA at Fowler High School include Barbering, Business Technology, Computer Forensics, Cosmetology, Cybersecurity, Electrical Trades, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Rescue, Forensic Science, Geospatial Technology, Law Enforcement and NJROTC. To learn more about these programs, visit our CTE program homepage. PSLA is also home to several Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) programs, including Computer Information Systems and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. To learn more about these programs, visit our PSLA at Fowler P-TECH page.

Dear Parents/Guardians,
On behalf of the staff at PSLA at Fowler High School, I am excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that your child can achieve his/her greatest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
Because you are your child’s greatest advocate and teacher, we ask that you continue to guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers  
  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

I look forward to leading the PSLA @ Fowler High School community and partnering with you in your child’s education. This year I am joined by Mr. Antonio Herrera (Homeland Security Academy Administrator), Mr. Victor Ciciarelli (Entrepreneurship Academy Administrator), and Daniel Killenbec (Administrative Intern who will assist with First Responder Academy). 
Classes begin at 7:50 am each morning.  Students may enter at 7:25 am each morning so that students have time to take part in our free breakfast program; there will be paperwork sent home that will require some basic information and your signature for this program.  September 6, 2018 is the first day of school for students.  Please view our school web page, PSLA at Fowler High School Facebook account, Twitter, Newsletters, and other forms of communication to stay informed about the wonderful academic, informative, and celebratory events happening at PSLA @ Fowler High School.    If you have questions, concerns or simply wish to introduce yourself to me directly, please feel free to contact me at school.  
If you do not have e-school access, please call to set up a time when you may come in to sit down with us to go over how to email staff and view your child’s on-going grades, attendance, etc.  Please also view us on Twitter (@PrinCpalTaru) and Facebook.
Thank you in advance for your support as we continue to work in the best interest of all children.
Margaret E. (McRobbie) Taru

School News
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Indoor Walking Trails Help SCSD Students’ Fitness Indoor Walking Trails Help SCSD Students’ Fitness: “This is so peaceful,” HW Smith third grader Ja’zeir Brown said as he walked with his enrichment class along the school’s indoor walking trail. “When we’re on the trail, we go past classrooms so we have to be quiet.”   Thanks to a Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Grant, a partnership between the SCSD and the Onondaga County Health Department, students at all SCSD elementary schools will soon have the same opportunity for quiet reflection ... more >>
Mobile Media Cart Brings Flipped Classrooms to PSLA Mobile Media Cart Brings Flipped Classrooms to PSLA: Students and teachers at PSLA at Fowler now have the ability to use a mobile media cart to bring technology into the classroom, thanks to a grant funded by the SCSD Educational Foundation.   Technology teacher Ed Levine said that in past years, a Schramm grant allowed the school to purchase audio equipment. This year’s Educational Foundation grant enabled the school to add video equipment to the collection and make it mobile.   “Now it’s a complete, portable ... more >>
Congratulations, SCSD Class of 2018! Congratulations, SCSD Class of 2018!: The schedule is as follows - all ceremonies will take place at the SRC Arena at  Onondaga Community College. Saturday, June 23 10 am – Henninger High School   1 pm – Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central 4 pm – Corcoran High School    Sunday, June 24 2 pm  – ... more >>
High School Summer School Information High School Summer School Information: Summer school registration for high school students is fast approaching!  Summer school will run from 8:30 - 11:55 am at Henninger (for Henninger, Nottingham and ITC students) and Corcoran (for Corcoran PSLA, and ITC students). Summer school will run from July 9th through August 17th.   AIS classes are also taking place July 30th through August 15th.  Students must register for an AIS class in order to sit for an August 2018 Regents exam , which will take place on August 16th ... more >>

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Summer Graduation
Tue, August 21, 6pm – 7pm
SRC Arena & Events Center,

Summer School Hours
Summer school for PSLA students will be held at Corcoran HS 8:30-11:55 am from July 9- August 17
AIS classes take place July 30-August 14 and start at 12 noon. NOTE: Students must register for an AIS class inorder to sit for an August 2018 exam.

First Day of School
September 6, 2018

Link Leader Training
August 21 & 22 11am-3pm. If you are a Link Leader. training is mandatory. 

Community Engagement Team/PTSO
Tuesday, Sept. 18 in the PSLA Library

Freshman Orientation
There will be a Freshman Orientation on August 23.

Curriculum Night
Wed October 3


Athletic Schedules
Naviance Family Connection
Falcon Trust: Cooperative Federal Bank
Geospatial Intelligence Geocaching
NYS Graduation Requirements
PSLA Support Services
Regents Review 2.0
SCSD CTE Choices Brochure
Tutoring Support via Kahn Academy


Supply List 2018-2019
Tips for Teens
PSLA Brochure