Promising Futures Leadership Academy (9-12)

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Daniel Evans
Vice Principal
Rick Linzy
DASA Coordinator
Rick Linzy
Guidance Office 
(315) 435-4866
Main Office
(315) 435-4135
School Address 
573 E. Genesee St., 13202. | Syracuse, NY 13202
School Hours
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Daily Home Covid Screening Info.

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) 435-4135 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.




What is the Promising Futures Leadership Academy? 

A program about our kids...


There are many reasons that learning may become a challenge for any students:

Promising Futures Leadership Academy is an opportunity available to students who may be having difficulty academically or socially in their current school. Thrive in a new environment with the supports you need to succeed!



Small classes, Hands on learning, Individualized learning plan


Leadership training, Internships


Mental health support, Mentoring


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:

Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience- this includes remotely-scheduled (online) classes

Completes all homework assignments/projects given by his/her teachers and accesses his/her/their School Email and other necessary platforms Daily (Computer access is needed; please let us know if your access to a computer/laptop changes)

Reads daily to improve literacy skills and to develop/support a love for reading
Shares (school) experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school-life
Support from ARISE: See this Presentation on Understanding Anxiety in Teenagers:


We will create a collaborative, caring, 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.


We will provide a school environment that prepares students to be college, career and life-ready by fostering high student achievement, success for all lerners, and collaboration with all stakeholders.


The culture and climate committee's initiative is to create an environment among staff and students that encompasses the values of PFLA/Promise: These values will guide and encourage school and student growth.



Show PRIDE and school spirit. Clean up and respect our school. Use appropriate language.


FOCUS and Represent our school with good manners. Be involved in the community. Support peers.


Be a positive LEADER and role model, advocate for yourself and others, go above and beyond expectations.


Be ACCOUNTABLE and own your own behaviors. Challenge yourself, track your progress, be on time for each class every day, and strive for academic excellence.


News & Updates
Meet the New Principal: PFLA’s Dan Evans Meet the New Principal: PFLA’s Dan Evans: The Syracuse City School District is pleased to introduce Dan Evans, the new Principal of Promising Futures Leadership Academy (PFLA)! Read the interview below to learn more about Mr. Evans. Tell us a little about yourself and your background. My name is Daniel Evans and I am extremely excited to be appointed as the Principal at PFLA for the 2021-22 school year.  I am a graduate of the State University of New York College at Cortland and I live with my wife (Elizabeth) and two teenage ... more >>
SCSD Student Athletes Persevere and Thrive Despite COVID Athletic Seasons SCSD Student Athletes Persevere and Thrive Despite COVID Athletic Seasons: We are so proud of all of our students for persevering through the challenges of a school year impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic!   Student athletes faced additional challenges – with cancelled or delayed seasons and new rules and regulations to allow them to safely practice their sports during the pandemic. Each SCSD high school recently hosted an athletic awards night, to honor the student athletes who went above and beyond in their academics and their athletics this year. See ... 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 >>
PFLA Welding Students Use Skills to Benefit Classmate PFLA Welding Students Use Skills to Benefit Classmate: Two Promising Futures Leadership Academy (PFLA) welding students have been putting their welding skills to use, fabricating a special item for a Henninger classmate.   Jacob Potter, a student at Henninger, had an adult tricycle at home but was unable to ride. The problem? Jacob has Down Syndrome and needed a bike seat that wouldn’t move back and forth when he rode. Sara Cole, a Henninger Special Education teacher, mentioned this to PFLA welding instructor Todd Schober, and his students ... more >>
Additional SCSD Athletics to Begin on March 8th Additional SCSD Athletics to Begin on March 8th: The SCSD has received authorization to begin additional sports on March 8 th , including Varsity and JV Football, Varsity Cheer Football, Varsity and JV Boys and Girls Soccer, Varsity Girls Swim, Varsity and JV Boys and Girls Volleyball, Varsity Girls Tennis and Varsity Boys and Girls XC.   All student athletes must register on FamilyID . Any student athlete who participated last year and has a physical on file will not need a new one.   For further information or with any ... more >>

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