Power Track Mathematics
Our Mathematics “POWER TRACK" Program, which is designed to prepare students for college, is the leading mathematics program on Staten Island. All returning students have taken Algebra I in Middle School and take Geometry in Grade 9. Typically, new students begin with Algebra I. Our approach -- which includes Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, Advanced Calculus I and II -- includes teaching mathematics by examining material in four different ways: symbolically, graphically, numerically, and verbally.
Staten Island Academy offers 10-12 Advanced Placement courses annually, all of which begin in the summer preceding the school year and culminate with the Advanced Placement examinations in the spring. AP classes allow students to earn college credits and placement while in high school. AP classes at the Academy include: AP Spanish Language, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Modern European History, AP US History, AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. Additionally of note, many of our AP teachers have been honored by the College Board and asked to serve on AP reading and grading committees.
College Guidance Program
The College Guidance Program at Staten Island Academy is one of the leading college guidance programs in New York City. Led by the former President of the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling, the program is tailored to each student’s needs based on the qualities he or she is looking for in a school, his or her academic performance, and extracurricular interests. From the Class of 2016, 39% of all applications to colleges in the Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges “Most Competitive” category resulted in acceptances. Learn more about our college guidance program.
The House Program
The Upper School House Program promotes student initiatives, peer leadership, inter-grade camaraderie and the school’s commitment to excellence. Each student in Grades 9-12, along with each faculty member of the Upper School, is assigned to one of five “Houses,” each named for a prominent figure in the school’s history. Houses are cross- grade and compete in events like House Soccer, House Literary Jeopardy, highest grade point average, most improved grade point average and least number of detentions. Learn more about the Upper School Houses.