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District excited by new vision for Albany High's future

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 20, 2012) -- Mayor Gerald D. Jennings' announcement that local college presidents will bring the community's higher-education resources to the forefront in planning for the future of Albany High School is an exciting development for the City School District of Albany, said Superintendent Raymond Colucciello, Ed.D.

 

The mayor announced in his State of the City address Jan. 19 that University at Albany President George Philip and The College of St. Rose President R. Mark Sullivan will partner to help shape a vision for a new Albany High School that will prepare students for success in the emerging high-tech workplace of the 21st-century. You can read more about the mayor's announcement in the Jan. 20 Times Union.

 

"We are grateful to Mayor Jennings for his continued partnership with our school district and his leadership in helping to build a bright future for public education in our community," Dr. Colucciello said. "We are excited by the vision that he and presidents Philip and Sullivan have described.

 

"The future of Albany High School has been a critical question for this community for more than a decade. There still is much work to be done, including the work that our High School Facilities Advisory Committee began earlier this month to study the feasibility of building a new high school or renovating the current facility, which opened during the 1973-74 school year.

 

"Our focus as we consider the exciting possibilities for Albany High’s future is on preparing students with the 21st-century skills and knowledge they will need to succeed in their careers, and most especially in the high-tech workplace that is growing rapidly right here in the Capital Region.

 

"Albany is at the heart of the nanoscience and nanotechnology worlds. Building on programs such as Albany High’s existing NanoHigh partnership with UAlbany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering provides enormous opportunities for the young people in our community. We are fortunate in Albany and the Capital Region to have world-class leaders in education and science, President Philip and President Sullivan among them, and a forward-thinking civic leader in Mayor Jennings who understands education and cares deeply about our young people. Our successful partnership in planning for the future of Albany High will benefit every young person in this community for generations to come.

 

"Ultimately, our entire community will have to decide on a high-school plan that it believes will best achieve our district’s mission to educate and nurture all students. While we work together as a community toward that day, we very much look forward to the opportunity to partner with the city, the University at Albany, The College of St. Rose and all stakeholders to create an innovative vision for the next generation of Albany High."  

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and nurture all students to be responsible citizens, critical thinkers and lifelong learners to successfully compete in the global community by providing an academically rigorous and safe environment in partnership with parents, students and the community. The district serves about 8,700 students in 15 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

         
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