Applications available for 2013-14 Albany High lottery
ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 15, 2012) –
Applications are now available for the lottery that will determine
academy placement at Albany High School for the 2013-14 school year.
Information booklets with applications have been mailed to all
eighth-grade students and also are available in the guidance offices at
the middle schools and Albany High. You can
download a booklet in .pdf format, and you also can download an application
by clicking on the highlighted text:
or en Español.
Applications are due Nov. 19 and the lottery will be held Dec. 6.
Albany High has been transformed into four smaller schools, or
academies, each with its own theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership
and Innovation. Students are assigned to each academy through a lottery
they are encouraged to enter.
To apply for the lottery, students must complete a short application
form that gives them the opportunity to decide which academy they would
prefer to attend by ranking their first, second, third and fourth
Every effort is made to give students their first or second choice; at
the same time, the school works to assure the student body of each
academy reflects the makeup of the entire school.
Students who do not apply for the lottery by the application deadline
are assigned randomly across the four academies.
The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen, other new students in any
grade and current Albany High students wishing to change academies.
Applications for the 2013-14 school year are due Nov. 19 and the lottery
will be held Dec. 6. If you have any questions or would like
additional information, please contact Magnet Grant Administrator
Michele Bridgewater at 475-6340 or
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 8,600
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