New Ventures News

2019 Night of Champions’ Outstanding Teacher and Teaching Assistant!

Nicotra Early College has had an incredible first year in operations –and it’s only just the beginning! We are happy to announce that the 2019 Night of Champions’ Outstanding Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Year is Elizabeth Roman and Samantha Perrone. Elizabeth Roman – Outstanding Teacher of the Year! Elizabeth Roman is a dedicated educator […]


NYC charter schools are in jeopardy of losing access to Vanguard — a service that allows charter schools to contact ALL NYC parents to let them know about ALL the education opportunities available to them. In recent weeks, the mayor and NYC public schools have signaled a major policy reversal that would limit NYC families’ […]

You’re Invited – ICS Baseball Game Fundraiser

This July, don’t miss your chance come out and support Integration Charter Schools with an exciting night of baseball at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark!  On July 19th, ICS will be holding a baseball game – fundraiser with the Staten Island Yankees! Along with the baseball game, the night will feature food, fun for the […]

School Closed 3/4

Due to the forecasted weather, school will be closed tomorrow, 3/4. School will resume on Tuesday, 3/5. Stay safe, and warm!

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 harsh […]

Meet Our September Teacher and Teacher Assistant of the Month

We at Integration Charter Schools are beyond proud and honored to present our September Teachers and Teacher Assistants of the month. Jumping from one hurdle to the next, these educators definitely took the ICS core values to heart and beyond. The newest addition to ICS, The Lois and Richard Nictra Early College Charter School, have […]

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” […]

Nicotra Charter Featured in Staten Island Business Trends

Nicotra Charter is proud to have been featured in the most recent issue of Staten Island Business Trends. The article features an overview of the school, with quotes from our namesakes Lois and Richard Nicotra, as well as President Ken Byalin. The article can be accessed here and will be in the print version available […]

Nicotra Charter’s First Orientation

  Last evening, The Lois & Richard Nicotra Early College Charter School held it’s first orientation session, with a second session scheduled for next Tuesday, May 29. Members of our first inaugural class were able to learn more about the school’s mission, meet the principal, and hear some special words form our namesakes, Lois and […]

Everything You Need to Know to Register for Nicotra Charter

For our New Student Registration sessions, we’d like to remind all new families Nicotra Charter of the necessary materials and procedures needed for a successful registration. Please note the two sessions will be held on Wednesday May 23rd and Tuesday May 29th at 6:00pm. Both a parent/guardian AND the new student must BOTH be in attendance . […]