UAS JSHS Staff are Provided Active Shooter and Lockdown Training

State Trooper Gives Utica Academy of Science Staff Active Shooter Training

Friday, January 13th, 2023: Utica Academy of Science junior-senior high school staff and faculty had State Trooper and School and Community Outreach Coordinator (SCOCs) Brian Derochie provide Active Shooter and Lockdown Training. New York State helped set the benchmark for school safety. As part of the comprehensive strategy, each region has SCOCs. The state trooper website describes SCOCs as: “maintain a statewide presence and present to schools, community and business groups on a variety of topics. The SCOCs are well versed in the intricacies of school safety and security, crime prevention and deterrence, and effective crisis response.”

Trooper Derochie had a chance to provide updates regarding events and new methods and answer questions from UASCS staff about school safety. It was a very productive event and a part of the effort for SANY to set up a benchmark concerning school safety and security.

Please check our Facebook for more photos from the training. 

UAS Elementary Atoms Jingle all the way at their Winter Concert

Utica Academy of Science ES Atoms Show off Talent at Winter Concert

Monday, December 19th, 2022: “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” The young musicians at the Utica Academy of Science elementary school showed off their musical skills at the Winter Concert. Singing, dancing, drumming, and playing instruments are just a few talents that these scholars showed their audience. The school and community came together to help make this a fantastic experience for the students and their families!

Please check our Facebook for more photos from the concert. 


Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down School Lane!

Santa Claus Makes a Special Appearance at Utica Academy of Science Elementary School

Thursday, December 15th, 2022: Utica Academy of Science elementary students had a magical time with Santa and his elves. People First, formerly the Municipal Housing Authority from Utica,  visited our school to surprise students with Santa. Atoms had a great time dancing, hugging, giving high fives, and taking pictures with Santa! 

We thank People First for putting such big smiles on our students' faces.

Please check our Facebook for more pictures. 

Season's Greetings from SANY Schools - 2022

Dear Utica Academy of Science Charter School Community, 

How is it already Holiday Break? It seems like we were welcoming students back on campus for the new school year just yesterday. The end of the year is a time for reflection and remembrance. We are thankful for where we came from and have a moment to think about where we are going as we pursue the future with hope. 

Therefore, I want to take some time to reflect on everything we have accomplished together so far this year.

  • Utica Academy of Science high school cybersecurity class participates in a two-day bootcamp in Virginia. 
  • Utica Academy of Science Varsity Soccer Team Defeats Madison 2-0.
  • Utica Academy of Science elementary school teacher, Ms. Parr, starts a band program.
  • Utica Academy of Science organizes a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration assembly.
  • Utica Academy of Science High School holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly renovated gymnasium. 
  • Utica Academy of Science high school wins a bronze medal in the CNY Steamboat Challenge.
  • SUNY POLY accepts Utica Academy of Science high school students on instant decision day.
  • 10 teams from Utica Academy of Science junior senior high school compete in CNY Bridge Building Challenge.
  • SANY CFO Mr. Akyar and District Safety Coordinator Mr. Basic participate in the 7th National School Safety and Security Conference & Workshop in Houston, Texas. 
  • 11 Utica Academy of Science Seniors are accepted to Utica University on instant decision day
  • Girls Varsity basketball celebrates their first win ever as a varsity team.
  • Utica Academy of Science junior senior high school dance team made their debut.

Looking at that long list of accomplishments, it’s hard to believe we are only halfway through the year! We can tackle anything as long as we work together as many atoms, one family. 

Happy holidays!


Dr. Tolga Hayali
SANY Superintendent

Utica City FC Soccer Team Visits UAS ES

UAS Elementary Scholars Practice their Skills with a Professional Soccer Team

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022: The Utica City FC Soccer Team visited Utica Academy Elementary School and had some amazing moments with our scholars. Professional soccer players put on a show with some special tricks that amazed students. They also organized games that included our students. It was such a blast for everyone!

Thank you for visiting us!

Please check our Facebook for more photos. 

UAS Girls Basketball Team Makes History with Debut Game Win

Utica Academy of Science Girl's Basketball Defeats Cincinnatus

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022: Congratulations to the Utica Academy of Science girls' basketball team for their win against the Cincinnatus Lions! It was a close game, and it came down to a last-second win with a final score of 39-36.

Check out this video for highlights from the game. 

Elementary Students Honored for Accomplishments in November During Assembly

Utica Academy of Science Atoms Awarded for November Accomplishments

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022: Utica Academy of Science Elementary School held the student of the month assembly. These assemblies are held each month to award atoms who were selected as the student of the month for each grade. The Dojo winner is also honored by earning the highest points for outstanding performance for the month.

Congratulations to our November students of the month! Thank you for being role models to your classmates.

Please see our Facebook page for more pictures. 

Adventure Awaits: UAS 5th Graders Open Library Cards During Field Trip

Utica Academy of Science 5th Graders go on Field Trip to the Library

Monday, November 28th, 2022: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go,” Dr. Seuss. 

Utica Academy of Science fifth graders went on a field trip to the Utica Public Library. Scholars were able to open library cards and check out books. The Children's Area has several series we love, including Goosebumps, The Baby-Sitters Club, and Star Wars. We took a tour of the building, learning its history along the way. The trip included a winter-themed craft and snack! Our atoms are excited to keep using their library cards!


UAS Staff Share Thanksgiving Meal Together

Utica Academy of Science Staff Organize a Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022:  Utica Academy of Science junior-senior high school organized a Thanksgiving dinner for teachers and staff. It was so much fun to share a meal with the UAS Family before enjoying some much-needed time off with family. Thanks to all the talented cooks for preparing delicious food for everyone, especially turkey master chef Mr. Mirsen.

We are very thankful for our hard-working staff here at SANY. We hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving with their families and loved ones.

4th Graders have an Electrifying Experience at the NY Energy Zone

Utica Academy of Science 4th Graders Take a Trip to the Energy Zone

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022: Our fourth graders went on a field trip to the NY Energy Zone inside the Utica Zoo before they left for Thanksgiving break.

The NY Energy Zone gave our scholars an electrifying experience full of interactive exhibits, activities, movies, and videos. Atoms were introduced to the dynamic world of electricity, past, present, and future, and New York State’s part in it. Scholars also learned about New York State’s exciting electric history, great electric companies, and the important work at NYPA’s Frederick R. Clark Energy Control Center nearby in Marcy.

Please check our Facebook page for more photos. 


Utica Academy of Science Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

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