Lavelle Prep 5th Grade Team Recognized by Staten Island NFP Association

  On Sunday, November 18th, the Staten Island NFP Association awarded the 2018 Community Service award to the Lavelle Prep 5th grade team. The fifth-grade team demonstrated resilience and creativity this school year. The team remained positive and worked together when faced with the challenge of providing meaningful instruction in a new and unfamiliar space. […]

Lavelle Prep Students Help Set World Record

  It was the Eagles that once echoed the phrase ‘take it to the limit’ but it was the Lavelle Prep Wolves that showed the world how it’s done. On November 8, Lavelle Prep students, under the direction of movement teachers Mr. Burchman and Mr. Fallivene, joined thousands of others across the world in setting […]

ICS Supports the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

  They walked, they trembled, they made a difference! On Sunday, October 21st, ICS’s students and faculty took part in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Midland Beach. Students from Lavelle Prep Charter School, New Ventures Charter School, and our newest member, Nicotra Early College Charter school braved the chilly weather and the […]

Meet Our September Teachers and Teacher Assistants of the Month

  We at Integration Charter Schools are beyond proud and honored to present our September Teachers and Teacher Assistants of the month. September 2018 was definitely a busy month for all. Yet, these eight individuals powered through our first month of the school year with success. Jumping from one hurdle to the next, these educators […]

Former Mets Legend Gives An Inspirational Talk At New Ventures

Last week, celebrated Mets and Yankees legend, Darryl Strawberry, came and spoke to the students of New Ventures Charter School. The former MLB slugger spoke at length about his career in baseball, his lifelong struggle with addiction, and how he overcame his challenges and hardship. “Leaders don’t follow people. Leaders follow a purpose” he advised, […]

Lavelle Prep Commences Its Tenth Year In Stride

This September, John W. Lavelle Preparatory Charter School, ICS’s founding school, kicked off its tenth year of enrichment and education. Since its establishment in 2009, Lavelle Prep has served over a 1000 students from 3rd-12th grade and has graduated over 90 students. Even from its early days, Lavelle Prep has strongly remained a beacon of […]

Nicotra Early College Charter Officially Opens for Summer Classes 

And they’re off!   This July, the inaugural class of Nicotra Early College Charter School rejoiced as the school opened for its immersive summer session. Principal Zaza and the teaching staff of Nicotra Early College Charter School welcomed the new class to the school with a rousing promise of success and enrichment.    Nicotra Early College Charter School, known as “Nicotra” for […]

Spotlight on ICS Counselors

  The ICS counseling division is a hallmark feature that makes ICS a dynamic network of charter schools. Mental health and wellness have always been a primary focus of our mission, and we continue to provide the most qualified assistance to all of our students.   ICS counselors have created a safe space for students to express their needs, struggles, frustrations, and successes within all our schools. They have a proactive finger on […]

Graduation Day for ICS High School Students

  On Monday June 25th, ICS was proud to hold a joint graduation ceremony for graduating seniors of both New Ventures and Lavelle Prep at the Hilton Garden Inn. A total of 73 students received their diplomas, while Robert Benston of the Allen C. Bentson Agency delivered the commencement address, and both schools’ valedictorians Vivian Martinez […]

ICS Celebrates Pride Month

June is LGBT Pride Month, where schools and organizations across the country celebrate and support the LGBT individuals living within their communities. At ICS, it’s no different, and we are proud to support the effort every day – not only in June. The members of the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) of ICS, established in May 2018, […]