Mr. Ryan Melis Welcome Letter

Welcome back, Stingrays!

Our teachers and administrative staff at New Ventures are thrilled to see all of our students back in the building this fall and look forward to an engaging and rewarding year ahead.

Congratulations to our 48 graduates in the class of 2021! We wish you success in all of your future endeavors and can’t wait for you to come back and visit us. The 2020/2021 school year was a challenging one, to say the least. I am extremely proud of our students for their hard work and dedication to their academics during extremely difficult times. Through a global pandemic, New Ventures Charter School graduated more students than ever before. In only our fifth year of existence, New Ventures has quickly become the #1 performing transfer school in the state of New York. This outstanding accomplishment is a testament to our partnership with each of our families at home. Without your support, this would not have been possible. 

With new and returning students/staff partnered with revamped community partnerships, fieldwork, and internships, the 2021-2022 school year promises to be our best one yet. For our evening courses, New Ventures will be located in the brand new state-of-the-art Corporate Commons 3 facility.

Thank you again for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to this coming school year being the best one yet! 


Ryan Melis 

Principal – New Ventures Charter School