• Icahn is Accepting Applications for the 2017 - 2018 School Year

    As of Thursday, December 1, 2016, all of the Icahn schools will be accepting applications for students entering grades K-8 in September 2017.

    Click the link below to a:ccess the online application:

    Application Start Date:   Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Application End Date  :  Saturday, April 1, 2017 (Web)

    Application End Time :   11:59:59 PM

    Lottery Date : Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    All Parent / Guardian notification letters will be mailed out by Friday, April 28, 2017.

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  • Reminder: Saturday Academy is in session Saturday November 19th.

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  • Reminder: Thanksgiving Break

    School will be closed Thursday November 24th and Friday November 25th.

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    The last day for ALL after school programs is Friday, June 24, 2016.

    As of Monday, June 27, 2016 all students must be picked up at 3:45pm.

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  • Memorial Week Break

    School will be closed Monday May 30th - Friday June 3rd.

    Classes will resume Monday June 6, 2016.

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  • 2016-2017 School Year Calendar

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  • Family Math Day

    Mrs. Kaminer's Family Math Day will be held on Saturday, May 14th.

    Grades:  K-4

    Location:  Middle School Gym

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  • Spring Book Fair Monday May9th - Friday May 13th

    Book Fair Parent Night is Monday May 9th from 5pm - 6pm.

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Icahn Charter Schools

Superintendent:    Jeffrey Litt
Deputy Superintendent:   Daniel Garcia 
Deputy Superintendent: Richard Santiago
Principal:   Rose Arocho

Mission Statement

The mission of Icahn Charter Schools is to use the Core Knowledge curriculum, developed by E.D. Hirsch, to provide students with a rigorous academic program offered in an extended day/year setting. Students will graduate armed with the skills and knowledge to participate successfully in the most rigorous academic environments, and will have a sense of personal and community responsibility.



Reading at Icahn 1



Icahn Charter School 1 students are continuing to read 30 minutes in school and 30 minutes at home for the 100 Book Challenge Program. This quantity practice targets are set, monitored, and rewarded to ensuring every student adopts the independent reading routines of academic success.

Students are leveled based on what readers need to know and be able to do at each of the five developmental stages of reading acquisition.

Daily practice at home is to engage parents in their child’s learning, and ensures that every student adopts the independent reading routines of academically successful learners.

Parents: Click below to learn more about the 100 Book Challenge Program Grades K-5


LightSail is a program we have been using in sixth and seventh grade ELA classes to increase student achievement in reading. The LightSail program allows students to choose from a wide variety of genres, written to correspond with their reading levels while at the same time increasing their comprehension.  

Texts are arranged according to lexile level, and titles are high interest and chosen for grade level appropriateness.  In-text questions challenge students as they read and encourage a deep engagement with the text. As a result, lexile levels improve and update through embedded formative assessments which are available for teachers to analyze and reflect upon to inform their instruction.

The students enjoy LightSail, especially the ability to choose from a variety of titles. They say it is a "relaxing" time, where they can experience many different kinds of literature. - Ms. Aldebot

 We are so proud of all the students at Icahn 1.  Keep up the good work! 

Lottery News!


As of Thursday, December 1, 2016, we will be accepting applications for students entering grades K-8 in September 2017. Click the link below to apply online:

Application Start Date:   Thursday, December 1, 2016
Application End Date  : Monday, April 3, 2017 (Web)
Application End Time :   11:59:59 PM
Lottery Date : Thursday, April 19, 2017



The NYS ELA Exam will run from Tuesday, March 28th  - Thursday, March 30th . Good Luck to our students in grades 3-8!


**Spring Recess: Monday, April 10, 2017 - Tuesday, April 18, 2017. There will be no Saturday Academy Classes on April 8th and April 15th**


      - SAVE THE DATE!!

7th and 8th Grade Parent Math Workshop

 Dates: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 9:15am - 11:00am 
Location: Middle School Library


4th Grade Parent Camp Herrlich Information Session Meeting

See attachments for more details.
 Camp Herrlich Medical Form.pdf  Camp Herrlich Parent Meeting Flyer.pdf  Camp Herrlich What to Bring.pdf 
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Location: Elementary School Multi-purpose Room


3rd, 4th and 5th Grade 100 Book Challenge Parent Workshop

See attachment for more details.
 100 Book Parent WS Poster.pdf 
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Elementary School Multi-purpose Room



- It's time to restock your school supplies.  

Click on the link below for a list of grades K-8 September school supplies:

 School Supply List 2016-2017.pdf


Student of the Month


Kindergarten Ms. Dash: Farida Amadu
Ms. Wright: Leandrew Dessources

First Grade Mrs. Jarer: Hulaymatou Jabbie
Ms. Thurston: Javilynn Vasquez

Second Grade Ms. Pleasant: Irene Opoku-Gyamfi
Ms. Austin: Nefechukwu NDolo

Third Grade Ms. Ortiz: Babiagi Gakou
Ms. Sierra: Gabriel Quezada

Fourth Grade Ms. O'Flaherty: Samia Boines
Ms.Afflick: Isis Martinez

Fifth Grade Mr. Meyer: Tamia Baxter
Mr. Silfen: Tyler Gakpey

Sixth Grade Mrs. Aldebot: Alanna Rodriguez
Mr. Popescu: Osayuware Igbinugun

Seventh Grade Mr. Williams: Zahria Mobley
Ms. Lucido: Hawa Drame

Eighth Grade Ms. Oyola: Kiara Payne
Mr. Liardi: David Ashby

Monthly Events / Special Dates

2017 NYS Exam Dates

IOWA Exam Grades K-7
Tuesday, 6/6 -Thursday, 6/16


Biology (Living Environment)
Wednesday, 6/16

Algebra 1 (Common Core)
Thursday,  6/15

Second Language Proficiency (Spanish)
Monday, 6/19

NYS English Language Arts Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 3/28 through Thursday, 3/30

NYS Math Exam Grades 3-8
Tuesday, 5/2 through Thursday, 5/4

For additional test practice/ resources, click on the links below:


NYC DOE Monthly Lunch Menu:


Congratulations to our Icahn Charter School 1 Girls Basketball team on making it to the Playoffs!

Congratulations to our students who made the Icahn Charter School 1 2016-2017 Girls and Boys Basketball Teams! 


Basketball Game Schedule 2016-2017.pdf  

Basketball Game Locations.pdf 

Where Have We Been

Kindergarten Trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Monday, March 13, 2017


6th Grade Trip to Poe Cottage
Thursday, December 8, 2016 


Upcoming Events

  • Saturday Academy 15 - Math only

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  • Progress Report 4

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  • Spring Recess (Schools Closed)

    Including Passover and Good Friday
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  • Welcome Back!

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  • Saturday Academy 16 - Math only

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