New Ventures News

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, Stingrays!

Dear Students, As we look forward to our fifth year of operations, we begin to reminisce on the first four. This 2019-2020 academic year looks brighter than ever. Year after year, students from all over Staten Island are coming to New Ventures and fulfilling their promise of graduating high school. Diploma numbers went from 6 […]

New Ventures culinary program

Culinary Students Say “Thank You!”

Thank you — it’s such a simple phrase. But we mean it from the bottom of our hearts. From day to day we learned new skills including culinary writing, proper knife usage, how to prep in the kitchen, and how to be a proper chef. Thank you for the opportunity, a chance to prove ourselves […]

2019 Night of Champions’ Outstanding Teacher and Teacher Assistant

New Ventures is proud to announce the 2019 Night of Champion’s Outstanding Teacher and Teaching Assistant: Florence Strzebala and Michelle Lagana. Florence Strzebala – Outstanding Teacher of the Year Florence Guarnera has been working at Integration Charter Schools for 3 years. Her time at ICS has been nothing but inspirational, motivational, and memorable. She started […]

New Ventures Hosts 4th Annual Internship Breakfast

On Friday, May 24th, New Ventures hosted the 4th annual Internship Breakfast honoring student interns as well as internship hosts. After warm welcoming remarks from ICS President Dr. Ken Byalin, Principal Ryan Melis spoke about New Ventures’ incredible achievements thus far, with a focus on the growth and impact of the unique internship program. Melis […]

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 […]

Meet the Principal: Mr. Melis

When Principal Ryan Melis began his ICS career, he had no idea he was going to end up as the Principal of one of the premier transfer high schools in New York City.      After joining ICS in 2011 as a substitute teaching assistant, Melis has worn a variety of different hats within the organization. He’s […]


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!

New Ventures September Teacher of the Month

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. September 2018 was definitely a busy month for all. Yet, these individuals powered through our first month of the school year with success. Jumping from one hurdle to the next, these educators definitely […]