Elizabeth Ten Dyke, Ph.D., Chief
1 Academy Park
Albany, NY 12207
'NanoHigh' program in the news
Channel One News,
a daily news program for teens broadcast via sattellite to 6 million
middle and high school students in the United States, featured Albany
High School's "NanoHigh"
partnership with the University at Albany's
College of Nanoscale Science
The NanoHigh program was
the first of its kind at an American public high school when it debuted
at Albany High in 2007. CBS produced the segment.
links to download the City School District of Albany's science curriculum pacing maps, which
are designed to ensure that all students are instructed in the required
curriculum to best prepare them for the New York State Science exams.
Elementary Science, K-4
Intermediate Science, 5-8
The Grade 5-8 Science
curriculum pacing maps for the City School District of Albany are
presented in a monthly format by grade level. You will find them at the
links below in .pdf format. They align with the New York State
Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum Guide from the State
Each year students are
instructed in the four main branches of science: Life Science, Earth
Science, Chemistry and Physics. For grades 5-6, the program consists of
a reading/writing component using the Harcourt Science text, and a
hands-on lab component using science kits. For grades 7-8, the program
consists of a reading/writing component using the Prentice Hall Science
Explorer text, and a hands-on component via laboratory experiments.
The maps are designed to
ensure that all students are instructed in the required curriculum to
best prepare them for the NYS Grade 8 Intermediate Level Science Test.
They are reviewed annually and subject to change.
parents, we encourage you to use these maps to keep informed of the
science topics your son or daughter will be learning each year. This
also affords an opportunity to participate in and enhance their learning
at home. Should you have any questions please call K-12 Science
Supervisor Daniel Stilson in the Office of Math and Science at 454-3987,
High School Science, 9-12
NanoHigh is a groundbreaking partnership between the City
School District of Albany and the University at Albany's world-renowned
College of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering. Thanks to the great expertise and resources of both
partners, Albany High School became the first American public school to
offer on-campus nanoscience instruction during the 2007-08 school year.
Albany High since has expand its nanoscience offerings and infused nanoscience into the middle school curriculum
beginning in sixth grade.
New at Albany High and part of Innovation
Academy are a mock cleanroom (pictured above) and a biotech lab.
Follow the links below for pacing maps for Albany High's
introduction and advanced nano courses.