Download an application for the 2016-17 Albany High
School academy lottery
(scroll down to learn more)
Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
Elbel Court, Albany, NY 12209
(click here for directions)
Jones-Oliver, Assistant Principal
Attention parents of eighth-graders:
Albany High School lottery applications available
Applications are available now for the lottery to determine placement in
Albany High School's four academies for the 2016-17 school year.
Each of Albany High’s academies has its own unique
theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership and Innovation. These
physically smaller learning environments are designed to help students
feel connected, involved and engaged.
Students are assigned to each academy through a
lottery. Students need to
submit a lottery application to increase their chances of entering the
academy of their choice.
The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen, new
students and current Albany High students wishing to change academies.
Applications were mailed Oct. 13 to the homes of
current Albany eighth-graders; you also can
download one here.
Additional applications are available from your child’s guidance
counselor and at Central Registration, located at 75 Watervliet Ave.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 13, and the lottery will be held Dec. 10.
About Myers Middle School
The school is named after abolitionists
Stephen and Harriet Myers, who lived in Albany from the
1830s through the 1850s. The Myerses played an important
role in helping hundreds of African-Americans gain
freedom in the Albany area via the Underground Railroad.
Click here to learn more.
Constructed in 2005 through the City
School District of Albany’s facilities project, Myers
Middle School is a modern three-story, 140,000-square
foot facility. The school contains 24 general-education
classrooms, six special-education classrooms, six
science rooms with prep space, cutting-edge technology
classrooms, modern family and consumer science
classrooms, two art classrooms with kiln and storage and
music, choral and band room.
School day begins:
School day ends:
and sports programs end: 4 or 5 p.m., depending
on the program.
Parent-Teacher Conference Day,
no school for students
Friday, Nov. 27
-- Thanksgiving recess, no school
Tuesday, Dec. 15
-- PTSA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
17 -- Winter Concert, 7 p.m.
24-Friday, Jan. 1 -- Holiday Recess,
News and information
Free breakfast, lunch for all district students --
All City School District
of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch
each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(MORE)
Click here to visit the City School District of
Albany's Photo Gallery.
Absence from school
If your child is
absent from school for any reason, call the school at
475-6425 during the morning, and provide a written
excuse when your child returns to school.
Middle-school enrollment -- Myers feeder schools
School District of Albany uses a feeder
enrollment model for middle-school students. Students from designated elementary schools
are assigned to either Myers
Middle School or
William S. Hackett Middle School. Each school has about 650 students. Students in the elementary
program at North
Albany Academy continue on in that school's
middle-level program, which serves about 150
students in grades 6-8.
the 2015-16 school year, students from the closed
Brighter Choice charter middle schools in grades 6-8
will attend the district's new
West Hill Middle
graduating from the following elementary schools will attend Myers
School of Humanities (ASH)
Memorial Elementary School
Montessori Magnet School
Hills Elementary School
Visit the Middle School Enrollment section for more