Rebuilding Albany High School second phase begins
N.Y. (June 3, 2019) -- The City School District of Albany marked
the latest milestone in the Rebuilding Albany High School project June 1
with a groundbreaking celebration for the second phase of the project --
a two-story, 39,000-square-foot classroom building
that will include art and music classrooms.
The new building, located along Washington Avenue
extending east from the school, is scheduled to open for the start of
the 2020-21 school year. Check out this
2 glance for highlights.
"Our new art and music building
will continue the transformation of Albany High School into New York’s
most advanced – and, in my opinion – most spectacular high school," said
Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams.
The day's activities also
included Phase 1 construction tours to give families, staff and
community members a look at progress to date on the new three-story,
120,000-square-foot academic building that is being built in back of the
school. The Phase 1 academic building is scheduled to open in January.
"Our community has made a
significant investment in the future of education in our city through
its support of this project," Adams said.
"We are deeply grateful for that.
"We know that investment is not just about the bricks
and mortar of new facilities. It is about the future of our children,
and the future of our community.
It is about the commitment that we have made to one another to do what
it takes to give our young people the very best that we can afford.
It is about sending that clear and unmistakable
message that – “We believe in you.”
And that we believe in ourselves.
"It is about being 'All in for Albany.'”
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The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
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