Top 9 Questions to Ask at Your Child’s IEP Meeting

Any parent whose child qualifies for special education services has participated in an IEP meeting before. Typically held annually, parents are a vital role in the process and it’s important to head into the meeting informed and empowered to help your child in the best way you can. Knowledge is power. And because the process […]

Nicotra Charter Marches in 9th Annual Staten Island Black Heritage Day Parade

ICS and Nicotra Charter were proud to support the 9th Annual Staten Island Black Heritage Day Parade on Saturday, September 21st at Tappen Park in Stapleton. Students and staff from Lavelle Prep, New Ventures, and Nicotra joined forces along with their families to support this incredible event. Afterward, attendees enjoyed the “We Are Family Festival,” which featured food, vendors, and […]

Meet the Assistant Principal!

Jessica Carnavas How long have you been with ICS? This is my 7th year with ICS. I began my career here as a 7th-grade science teacher and then moved to 8th-grade science, assistant team leader, science coach liaison, coverages coordinator and then 8th Grade Team Leader for the past three years. Now, I am proud to serve […]

ICS to Host FREE English Classes for Adults

Integration Charter Schools is proud to announce that we are offering FREE English classes for adults. The classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 9 am – 2 pm and are for any individuals who want to improve their English.  Classes begin September 21st.  All are welcome, no need to RSVP – please join […]

Join Us at the Staten Island Black Heritage Day Parade

This year Integration Charter Schools will proudly march in the Staten Island Black Heritage Day parade on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The purpose of the Staten Island Black Heritage Family Day is to awaken the community to the dawn of a new day of hope and unity. This event is empowering and a way to […]

Welcome Back, Nicotra Knights!

Dear Students: Welcome to The Lois and Richard Nicotra Early College Charter High School (NECCS), Staten Island’s newest and most innovative high school! In partnership with St. John’s University, students can graduate with both a high school diploma and college credits. A career-focused curriculum allows students to choose between two pathways: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice or […]

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’ […]