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Continuing Education


Adult Continuing Education Program
Albany High School
700 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12203

Phone: 475-6363 


To encourage people to become lifelong learners, the City School District of Albany offers the community a variety of continuing education courses taught at Albany High School on Wednesday and Thursday evenings in the fall, winter and spring.


The fall session begins Sept. 30, with a wide variety of programs to meet many interests. Click the highlighted text to download a catalogue of offerings for the 2015-16 school year or a flyer that spotlights fall classes.


Who can register for continuing education classes?
Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to attend classes. Registration must be done in person at Albany High School, 700 Washington Ave.


Full payment for classes is required at registration. Cash and check payments are acceptable. For more information, please contact Susan Rocco at 475-6363.


Are you interested in teaching a continuing education class?
We are always looking for new class ideas. If you have an idea for a class you would like to teach, please contact the Adult Continuing Education Program at 475-6363.


When are classes offered?
Classes are offered on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Fall classes run from September to December, winter classes run from December to March, and spring classes run from March to June.


Individual course prices are listed with course descriptions since prices typically vary. Refunds will be made only when a class has been canceled due to insufficient registration. Sorry, no refunds are made after the meeting of the first class.


Senior citizens
Senior citizens (age 60 and above) will receive a 10 percent discount on all courses.


The classes listed can be given only if a sufficient number of adults sign up for a specific class. You may want to encourage others to register for the same course.


At the time of registration, the staff is willing to note other choices should your registered class be canceled. At least 12 people should register for a course before it can be guaranteed. Exceptions to this rule my be made at the discretion of the program's coordinator.


Room locations
Room locations will be posted in the high school entrance on the first night of class.


Materials and books
Where courses require special supplies, text, or materials students must supply or purchase them. Instructors may in some cases make purchases for students if students so desire.


Inclement weather/school closings
If day classes are canceled because of weather or other reasons, the evening classes also will be canceled. School cancellations are broadcast on local TV and radio stations.


Rules and regulations
Continuing education participants are required to abide by the regulations governing the school buildings. Smoking is prohibited in the building and on school grounds. The district is not responsible for any injuries incurred during the activities through the continuing education program. Any ensuing expenses will be borne by the participant.



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