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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

News & Updates
Brighton Academy Students Celebrate Diversity at Multicultural Festival Brighton Academy Students Celebrate Diversity at Multicultural Festival: Brighton Academy students came together this year to represent about 20 different countries through food, music, and activities at the school’s recent Multicultural Festival.   Each country was represented at a station that highlighted information about its native dress, food, traditions and more. Fifteen Brighton Academy families prepared foods representing their native culture, serving them to more than 300 students and staff attending the Festival! Former Brighton Academy students ... more >>
Brighton Academy Students Explore Race through Interdisciplinary Projects Brighton Academy Students Explore Race through Interdisciplinary Projects: What is race? Does science play a role in its definition?   Eighth graders at Brighton Academy recently embarked on a monthlong project examining these complex questions. In their Science and Social Studies classes, students examined race through different lenses, making connections as they conducted research, examined maps and completed discussions.   In Science, students studied how heredity influences traits from generation to generation. They learned that not all traits are ... more >>
SCSD to Host Three Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics SCSD to Host Three Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics: In partnership with Wegmans, the Syracuse City School District is pleased to offer three upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics this month.   February 2 – 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Franklin Elementary (428 S. Alvord St.) February 5 – 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Brighton Academy (309 W. Brighton Ave.) February 7 – 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm – STEAM at Dr. King Elementary (416 E. Raynor Ave.) Click here to register!  (Please note that the registration ... more >>
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 Oasis 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 >>

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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.