Back to School Night, Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Icahn Charter Schools

Superintendent, Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent, Daniel Garcia
Principal, Lawford M. Cunningham

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 12
Columbus Day
School Closed
Friday, October 16
School Portraits
Capture your child's memories with professional school portraits.
Saturday, October 17
Saturday Academy
Wednesday, October 21
Half day for all students
Professional Development day for staff
Saturday, October 24
Saturday Academy


Please click the picture below
for a printed calendar for the 2015-2016 School Year

Board of Trustees minutes and agendas

Click the links for the most recent information regarding ICS 5's Board meeting reports: Agenda and Board Minutes.
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Please click on the Links below to see the Eye on Icahn Newsletter for September 2014!

Newsletter (english).pdf
Parents Newsletter (spanish).pdf

ICS 5 Latest News

2014-2015 NYS results

Grade 3:
ELA: 65.7%
Math: 74.2%

Grade 4:
ELA: 53.1%
Math: 68.7%
Science: 100%

Grade 5:
ELA: 48.4%
Math: 42.4%

Our Saturday Academy Program


Our Saturday Academy program, which commences on Saturday, October 17th, 2015, serves children in grades 3-8 in two distinct programs: English Language Arts and Mathematics. Children are identified for the program based on their score on the IOWA Test of Basic Skills, Interim Assessments, as well as teacher recommendation and NYS exams.

Process of Selecting Students

All students take the IOWA Test of Basic Skills. The tests are scored by Riverside Publishing. Our results are analyzed to identify specific areas of deficiency in ELA, mathematics, social studies, science and sources of information. Groups of 6-8 children are identified for this program as a result.


Children will attend for seventeen Saturdays for ELA and for mathematics. Classes are three hours in length, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon. The Saturday program is taught by the Icahn Charter School teachers.


Third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade children are assessed by the results on the New York State ELA and mathematics exams. Icahn Charter Schools selects its Saturday Academy students based upon need as indicated by individual student’s IOWA scores. Children from grades 3-8 who are deficient in ELA and Mathematics skills are selected for this additional instruction. Instruction is targeted to the child’s specific deficiency and supplements their normal instruction.


The specific skills addressed in the Saturday Academy relate directly to the New York State ELA and Mathematics standards. These standards are tested by the New York State ELA and Mathematics examinations, which will be administered to the 3-8 grades. The standards range in scope from comprehension to writing skills in ELA. The mathematics standards range from pure computation to problem solving.


The Saturday sessions are paced to culminate on their appropriate ELA and mathematics testing dates. Classroom instructions organized in both groups and individualized activities. Test specific books and materials will be used to ensure thorough and rigorous instruction. 

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Parents in the Know

Please be reminded, as per our School Calendar we will be closed for Columbus Day on Monday, October 12th, 2015.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015.

As a reminder, Wednesday, October 21st, all students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM.  There are no After School programs scheduled for that day.  Children will have lunch prior to being dismissed.  Please be certain to pick your child up on time from school or from the bus stop.

School Portraits: Capture your child's memories with professional school portraits.
Friday, October 16th, 2015.


Today, 10/7/2015
High: 72 Low: 55
Partly sunny
1% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/8/2015
High: 67 Low: 56
Mostly sunny
3% chance of precipitation.