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Academy of Arts University Fashion Show Boldly States Art as A Career Is Conceivable

Entering a new field for anyone can be an extremely daunting task. While the world of fashion boasts beautiful fabrics and an array of colors as culturally diverse as the art community, creating a unique style that paradoxically requires acceptance or solves real world issues is no small feat.

To bridge the divide between classroom and real world, the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, put on its annual fashion show April 26, fitted with industry insiders, ushering its students into the world of public opinion. Additionally, each year the Academy hosts its students, alumni, and faculty’s work at 70 plus galleries in the city and at its annual Spring Show which, for San Franciscans, was held May 18 to June 9th.

The Academy of Arts University was founded by painter and Sunset Magazine’s Editor, Richard Stephens, whose belief was that “people could make a living as an artist,” a feat many of the school’s students do. Beyond bi-annual participation in New York’s Fashion Week, the school’s 35 degree options and online programs, from Advertising to Writing, are attractive to employers who are looking for creative and innovative solutions to complex problems. 2009 School of Architecture graduate, Mary Telling, contributed to tackling San Francisco’s housing crisis by developing a 127 unit affordable apartment complex to accommodate families and transitional age youth in the Mission District.

As the largest accredited private art and design university in the nation, the school has open admissions, accepting 100% of applicants representing 112 countries. It also features 16 NCAA sports programs and is uniquely composed of 48 buildings immersed in the city compelling its students to keep their thumbs on the cultural heartbeat of those they are entrusted with serving.

Proof that the university’s counter culture, barrier removed, Montessorian approach is effective is found in the accomplishments of its students. 20 Oscar nominated 2016 films featured the work of the university’s alumni in 16 categories. NASA also commissioned students from the School of Industrial Design to style a user interface for its remotely operated land based robots.

Making the subjective practical, is possible.


Success Academy Initiates Strong Academic Foundations to Scholars with Special Needs

It is no secret that education is the foundation for a prosperous future and eventually the society. Education is a vital channel for acquiring knowledge and life skills. Although it solely begins at home, institutions offer a stable and resourceful environment for the facilitation of education. Such is the platform that Success Academy has provided for many students who can now invest in career advancement.


Success Academy was established in 2006. The charter of schools is among the highest performing schools in New York City. Success Academy does not discriminate against students and welcomes all races as well as children with special needs in addition to those who are not native English speakers. When it comes to the services Success Academy offers, it has diversified its capacity to the point of catering to over 14,000 students. The academy operates 41 schools across Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. To better the education of most students, Success Academy has standardized costs that can accommodate 76% of students who come from low-income families. 8.5 % students are English learners and current speakers while 15% of the students have special needs.

Success Succeeds

As proof of the best provider of education in New York City, in 2016, approximately 29% of the students in Success Academy became good English speakers. 35% of the same students became math proficient. For the school, the rates of proficiency were 64% for English and 94% for math. Most of the Success students in poorly networked environments outshone kids from better networked and wealthy suburbs. According to the performance standards, had the network been single, Success Academy would be a top performer in a state of 3,560 schools.


From the point scholars are admitted to Success Academy in junior school, the management is committed to their success. Not only is the journey viable in elementary school but also in college and life. The group of schools operates as an open combined system. As students advance their study, teachers, as well as school leaders, synergize their efforts in developing each student’s academic potential as well as social and emotional welfare. This is initiated to ensure that students have a smooth transition in life and society. The management tailors their approach across all schools to educate scholars on the benefits of knowledge as well as critical thinking.