Harriet Gibbons High School
Anthony Clement, Principal
Judith Collins, Assistant Principal
75 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
(click here for directions)
Ph: (518) 482-8729 or 482-7534
Fax: (518) 463-0799
Nurse: (518) 437-3856
Sunshine School The
Sunshine School Program provides intensive transitional
support for grade 9-12 students returning from
incarceration, Office of Children and Family Services
facilities, day treatment programs, residential
programs, and difficult-to-serve students needing a
diagnostic placement for planning a transition to an
The program serves up to 24 students
at a time on a short-term basis. Over the period of
a year, approximately 80 to 100 students move
through the program.
Staff includes two school
administrators (one director/principal, one
assistant principal); two teachers; one teacher aide
and one teacher assistant; one social worker; and
one hall monitor.
The average class size is 12.
The attendance rate is 78.25%.
Increase the number of students who have secured
part-time employment and/or community service
Increase the number of individual students with
attendance greater than 75%.
Increase the attendance rate of all students placed in
the Sunshine School Program.
Programs include English/Language Arts, social studies,
math, science, Introduction to Occupations, music, art,
physical education, and job shadowing experiences.
Computer stations are available to students.
The school also provides intensive
support in the following areas:
A level system which fosters and supports appropriate
social skills, positive communication skills, and
outstanding and improved attendance.
These include individual and group counseling,
transitional planning, support follow-up activities with
families, community services, the juvenile system and
agency follow-along services, community outreach, and
If you have questions or would like more
information, please contact the Director of Special
Education Ken Cioffi at 462-7217.