Food Service

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We have some important information to share with our Career and Success Academy families from the food service office.

Free & Reduced Applications

If your child received free or reduced meal benefits last school year, please be advised that a new application must be completed each school year.If you have not filled out a new application or received a letter from the food service office regarding meal benefits for the 202-21 school year, then please fill out a paper application and turn it into the front office immediately to ensure that your child’s meal benefits are not interrupted.

Paperless Food Menus

Career and Success Academy Schools, in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now everyone in our school community can access our menus anywhere, anytime!

Please go to Nutrislice to access the breakfast and lunch menus. This will allow you and your student to view the allergens as well as nutritional information for all school menus.

Updated Meal Prices for 2023-24

Breakfast, Snack, Lunch and Supper programs are offered daily in all school buildings
All School Meals are FREE!

Community Eligibility Program

Online Payments

All checks and money orders must be made out to “Career Academy or Success Academy schools.”  For your convenience, Career and Success Academy Schools has implemented an online payment system at

This free website allows you to view your child’s lunch account as well as set up low balance alerts. You may also make payments to your child’s account with a minimal transaction fee.

Charge Policy

Students enrolled at Career & Success Academy will be allowed to charge up to $20 prior to an alternative lunch being provided.

An alternate lunch consists of a cheese sandwich, choice of fruit or vegetable, and a milk.

All unpaid charges will be carried forward to the next school year and will count towards the students’ ability to charge.

Students are not permitted to purchase a la carte items if they owe any unpaid charges.

Unpaid Charges:

The Food & Nutrition Department recognizes the importance of eating a healthy meal and will remind parents & guardians when student(s) are nearing their charge limit. The cafeteria manager and Director of Dining Services will provide the following reminders in an effort to help student(s) continue to receive school meals:*

Student receives a verbal reminder

Telephone call

Parent / Guardian receives a written letter via student or mail

*The Free & Reduced Meal Program is available to families experiencing financial difficulties. Applications are available online or through the Food & Nutrition Services Department.

Student Allergies

As we begin a new school year, Career and Success Academy food service department would like to remind all parents and guardians that students with special dietary needs (food allergies, Celiac disease, diabetes, etc.) will need to have an up-to-date doctor’s note on file that states the student’s dietary needs and any foods that should be avoided. Doctor’s notes should be turned into to the school nurse and Lauren Balanow, Director of Dining Services. At the request of the guardian, students who have updated doctor’s notes on file are eligible to receive a modified school breakfast and lunch menu made in coordination with the food service director and guardian. Requests for modified menus should be sent to the school food service office along with the guardian’s contact information. Please note that modified menus cannot be accommodated without physician documentation of the student’s dietary needs.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Balanow, Director of Dining Services, at

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

**This institution is an equal opportunity provider**