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Abrookin Career and Technical Center

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Abrookin Career and Technical Center

Grades 9-12


99 Kent St., Albany, NY 12206(click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6400

Fax: 475-6402


Interim House Principal: Andrea Marques



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Receivership process moves forward

The City School District of Albany and Albany High School, in partnership with the school's Community Engagement Team, submitted required documents to the State Education Department on Sept. 30 to move forward with the efforts to raise achievement for all Albany High students.


The district submitted a Community Engagement Plan, and Public Notification Template and supporting evidence to State Ed for Albany High. The school has until Oct. 9 to submit its Continuation Plan. Demonstrable indicators also are due to the state Oct. 9.


"I want to recognize the heroic efforts of our Community Engagement Team and the leadership of Albany High's acting principal, Dale Getto, for getting us through these first stages of this process on schedule," said Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. "We are in good shape to meet the challenges ahead of us."


Follow the links below to download the documents submitted Sept. 30 for Albany High.

New leader for 2015-16

Albany High School has a new leader for 2015-16.


Veteran administrator Dale Getto is Albany High's acting principal, replacing Cecily Wilson-Turner, who has been promoted to assistant superintendent for instruction.


Getto has been at Albany High since 2010, serving as school improvement manager for four years and as principal at Abrookin Career and Technical Center for most of the 2014-15 school year. She stepped in as Albany High's acting principal in May when Wilson-Turner went on maternity leave, and officially became the school's new leader when the board approved Wilson-Turner's promotion July 16.


The City School District of Albany has hired Andrea Marques as the new interim house principal at Abrookin.


Before moving to Albany High, Getto served as principal at North Albany Academy for five years. North Albany is the district's only school that serves students from prekindergarten through eighth grade. She was an administrator for four years prior to that at Abrookin and William S. Hackett Middle School, and the district's first behavioral specialist from 1997-2001. She began her career with the district as a teacher for 10 years at Giffen Memorial Elementary School and Albany School of Humanities (ASH).


About Abrookin
Career and technical education have a long, successful history in the City School District of Albany, going back to at least 1914. The building at 99 Kent St. opened in 1974 as the Albany Occupational Center. The school was renamed Abrookin Career and Technical Center in 1994 in honor of the late Emanuel "Manny" Abrookin, a longtime Albany school board member, a career-education advocate and a 2013 inductee into the City School District of Albany Hall of Fame.


Part of Albany High School, Abrookin offers:

  • Career education for students in grades 9-12.

  • Specialized programs in culinary arts, technology education, cosmetology, technical arts, life skills and many other fields.

  • An extended-day program that has become one of the district's most successful alternative-education programs.

  • Career Explorations in education, health care, finance, law and engineering.

  • A cutting-edge Career Academy that provides high-tech education for students looking for a different high-school experience.

Upcoming events.

  • Monday, Oct. 12 -- Columbus Day, no school

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13 -- Re-Imagining Albany High School public tour, 6-8 p.m. Please visit our Re-Imagining Albany High School section for more information.

  • Thursday, Oct 15 -- Albany High Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Monday, Oct. 19 -- Re-Imagining Albany High School public tour, 6-8 p.m. Please visit our Re-Imagining Albany High School section for more information.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 21 -- Parent Coffee Clutch, 10-11 a.m.

  • Thursday, Oct. 22 -- Curriculum Fair, 6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Oct. 24 -- ACT exam, 8 a.m.

  • Monday, Oct. 26 -- Re-Imagining Albany High School public tour, 6-8 p.m. Please visit our Re-Imagining Albany High School section for more information.

  • Monday, Nov. 2 -- PTSA meeting, 6:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 -- Election Day -- vote on Albany High School renovation and reconstruction project

  • Friday, Nov. 6 -- First quarter ends

  • Saturday, Nov. 7 -- SAT exam, 8 a.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 9 -- Varsity, JV and freshman winter sports begin

  • Wednesday, Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day, no school

  • Wednesday, Nov. 18 -- Parent Coffee Clutch, 10-11 a.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 21 -- International Suicide Survivors Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25 -- Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school for students

  • Thursday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving day, no school

  • Friday, Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving recess, no school

2015-16 news

  • Construction officially underway for new Albany High athletic field -- Construction officially got underway for Albany High School's new athletic field July 21 with a groundbreaking ceremony that celebrated the historic significance of the project for the community and the teamwork that helped get it done. (MORE)

  • Click here to see the City School District of Albany's online Photo Gallery.

School times

  • Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.

  • Classes begin at 7:50 a.m.

  • Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please call the attendance office at 475-6210 each day of the absence. When your child returns to school, please provide a written excuse and a doctor's note if one is available.


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