Abrookin Career and Technical Center
St., Albany, NY 12206(click here for directions)
Dale Getto, Principal
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Albany High lottery applications available for 2015-16
Applications are available online for the
lottery to determine placement in Albany High School's four academies
for the 2015-16 school year.
to download one.
An application will
be mailed to the home of each current eighth-grader. After Nov. 1,
additional applications will be available from your child's guidance
counselor and at Central Registration,
located at 75 Watervliet Ave.
Each of Albany High’s
academies has its own unique theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership
and Innovation. These physically smaller learning environments are
designed to help students feel connected, involved and engaged.
Students are assigned to each academy through a lottery.
need to submit a lottery application to increase their chances of
entering the academy of their choice.
The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen,
new students and current Albany High students wishing to change
The deadline to apply is Nov. 21, and the
lottery will be held Dec. 11.
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:
education for students in grades 9-12.
Specialized programs in culinary arts, technology
education, cosmetology, technical arts, life skills
and many other fields.
extended-day program that has become one of the
district's most successful alternative-education
Explorations in education, health care, finance,
law and engineering.
cutting-edge Career Academy that provides high-tech education for students looking
for a different high-school experience.
- Friday, Oct. 24 --
2015-16 academy lottery applications available
- Saturday, Oct. 25 --
ACT exam, 8 a.m.
- Friday, Nov. 7 --
First quarter ends
Saturday, Nov. 8 -- SAT
exam, 8 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 10
- Staff professional
development day, no school for students
Varsity, JV and freshman winter sports
- Tuesday, Nov. 11
-- Veterans Day, no school
Monday, Nov. 17 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 --
Curriculum Fair, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21 --
Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school
Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving
Recess, no school
Thursday, Nov. 27 --
Thanksgiving Day, no school
Friday, Nov. 28 --
Thanksgiving Recess, no school
Police confiscate weapon during arrest --
On the evening of Oct. 21, Albany police exercising a warrant at the Abrookin
Career and Technical Center arrested a night-school student with a gun.
The 17-year-old student
was arrested in the Abrookin main office. After interviewing the
student, police indicate that the student was carrying the weapon in
relation to concerns in the community, not in relation to incidents
at school or with any intent related to school.
Albany High students reap multicultural achievement honors
Thirty-seven Albany High School seniors will be honored Saturday as
recipients of the University at Albany's 2014 Multicultural High
School Achievers Award. (MORE)
Free breakfast, lunch for all district students --
All City School District
of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch
each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(MORE)
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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.