Mr. Ryan Melis Welcome Letter

Welcome, and welcome back to the New Ventures Family!

Dear Stingray Families,

Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year at New Ventures! I hope everyone enjoyed their summer break. I look forward to meeting our newly enrolled students, as well as seeing our returning Stingrays for the fall semester. 

The 2019/2020 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. 

As you may know, we are opening our fall semester with two options for parents. These options include a blended learning model (in-school and remote), and a fully remote model. We look forward to more success stories as we embrace the 2020/2021 school year with open arms (and hand sanitizer). I hope everyone realizes that student safety while ensuring a rigorous and engaging learning experience is our top priority for all of our students. 

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