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Principal's Message

     Welcome to Synergy Charter Academy!  At S.C.A., we aim to close the achievement gap and create the next generation of problem solvers by educating the whole-child.  
 
    Synergy has a long history of educating our scholars while also nurturing them to be the finest version of themselves. We also pride ourselves on our strong parent engagement and offer wonderful opportunities to enrich and empower our Synergy families. 
 
    Our teachers and staff, some of whom have been here since the school opened in 2004, are among the finest you will meet.  The level of professionalism and passion that our staff members have is evident in the way they greet the students in the morning, engage them in the classroom throughout the day and spend countless hours preparing and planning for high-level instruction before and after school. 
 
    Thank you for being part of the Synergy community!  Together, we are better!

Jennifer Epps
CAO, Synergy Academies
Interim Principal, SCA

Jenny Mulligan 
Assistant Principal
 
 
Bienvenidos a Synergy Charter Academy! En S.C.A., la meta es cerrar la brecha académica y crear la siguiente generación de estudiantes solucionadores de problemas.
 
 Synergy tiene una larga historia educando a nuestros alumnos mientras también criandolos para ser la mejor versión de ellos mismos. También tomamos orgullo en la participación y comunicación que tenemos con los padres de los estudiantes para proveer oportunidades para enriquecer y empoderar a las familias de Synergy. 
 
Nuestros maestros y personal, unos cuales han estado en la escuela desde que inició en el 2004, son de los mejores que van a conocer. El nivel de profesionalidad y pasión que nuestros miembros de personal tienen es evidente en la manera que saludan los estudiantes en las mañanas y cómo interactúan con ellos en la clase. Nuestros maestros dedican largas horas preparando y planeando para proveer el nivel más alto de educación.

 ¡Gracias por ser parte de la comunidad de Synergy! ¡Juntos, somos mejores!
 
Jennifer Epps
CAO, Synergy Academies
Directora Temporal, SCA
 
Jenny Mulligan 
Subdirectora

About Us

Synergy Academies is a non-profit charter school operator whose mission is to create and share solutions that eliminate the achievement gap. Synergy was founded in 2004 by two former teachers, Dr. Meg Palisoc and Dr. Randy Palisoc, who started Synergy Charter Academy (Synergy’s elementary school) in the heart of South Los Angeles to prove that inner city students could achieve academic success regardless of their backgrounds, and to share out their best practices once their students achieved academic success.
 
Synergy implements instructional strategies that integrate technology and focus on developing strong literacy and math skills. After its first year of operation, Synergy students’ standardized test scores were the highest in the community. Within four years, Synergy Charter Academy scores were near the top 10% of the state, and the school has remained the highest-performing, fully implemented K-5 school in South Los Angeles for the past eight years.
 
Synergy increased its capacity to educate over 1,300 students per year in grades K-12 by partnering with Dr. Barbara Shannon to open a middle school, Synergy Kinetic Academy, in 2008, and a high school, Synergy Quantum Academy, in 2011.
 
Since Synergy's middle and high schools are much larger than its elementary school, the majority of Synergy’s secondary students do not come from Synergy’s successful elementary school, but instead, they come from struggling neighborhood schools and are often performing three or more grade levels behind in reading and math when they first enroll. By again leveraging the use of technology and focusing on strategies that develop and strengthen literacy and math skills, Synergy is bringing these students up to grade level and preparing them for high school graduation and college.

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