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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, […]

Richmond Prep to Become ICS’ 4th School

  Integration Charter Schools (ICS) is proud to officially announce that The New York State Board of Regents has approved the Richmond Preparatory Charter School (RPCS) charter application. RPCS will be the fourth school in the ICS network, joining Lavelle Preparatory Charter School, New Ventures Charter School, and The Lois & Richard Nicotra Early College […]

Trustee Lily McNair, PhD. Leaves More Than a Mark on ICS

  At ICS, our classrooms have always featured an accent wall painted to showcase the school colors of ICS teacher’s alma maters. Aside from adding fun pops of color into the learning environment, it serves as another reminder of our network-wide college prep focus, too. This is why on Tuesday, June 12th, we were honored […]

2018 Champions of Education Gala

On June 6, 2018 Integration Charter Schools was proud to host the 9th Annual Champions of Education Gala. This year’s Champions of Education included: –Bernie Glassman Founder, Zen Peacemakers –Louis R. Tobacco, Former New York State Assemblyman, Associate Executive Director, Government Affairs, Staten Island University Hospital, Northwell Health  –Jeff & Denise Henick Stop & Stor Self Storage, Community Minded […]

Seventh Grade Students Shine on the Silver Screen

  On June 6, 2018, Lavelle Prep held its 7th annual Film Festival at The Atrium movie theater. Held each year, the event is a culmination of the cross-curricular work that took place throughout the 7th grade, as students learn about local historical events while acquiring and practicing dramatic and performative skills. This year, 7th […]