Abrookin Career and Technical Center
St., Albany, NY 12206(click here for directions)
Dale Getto, Principal
Visit Abrookin's website
Albany High School's website
Albany High School Counseling Center website
Albany High lottery applications due Friday
due Friday for the lottery to determine placement in Albany High
School's four academies for the 2015-16 school year.
Click here to download one.
The lottery is open to all
incoming freshmen, new students and current Albany High
students wishing to change academies.
was mailed to the home of each current eighth-grader, and additional
copies are available from
guidance counselors 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.
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.
Wednesday, Dec. 3 --
Chamber concert featuring Albanettes, Jazz Band,
Men's Ensemble and Strings Trio, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6
Friday, Nov. 21
- Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school
- Deadline to
apply for 2015-16 Albany High academy
lottery (incoming freshmen, new students and
high school students who want to change
Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving
Recess, no school
Thursday, Nov. 27 --
Thanksgiving Day, no school
Friday, Nov. 28 --
Thanksgiving Recess, no school
Sunday, Dec. 7
-- Lady Falcon Basketball Tournament
Dec. 8 -- PTSA meeting, 6:45
10 -- Major ensemble concert
featuring Vocal Music, Orchestra and Symphonic
Band, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 11 -- 2015-16
academy lottery, 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 12 --
Second-quarter interim marking period ends
Saturday, Dec. 13
- SAT exam, 8 a.m.
Robotics FIRST Team 1493 VEX competition
at RPI, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lady Falcon Basketball Tournament
Wednesday, Dec. 17
-- Major ensemble concert featuring Select
Choir, Advanced Orchestra and Wind Ensemble,
7 p.m.Wednesday, Dec.
24-Friday, Jan. 2 -- Holiday Recess,
- ACT exam, 8 a.m.
Robotics FIRST Team 1493 conducts
demonstrations at Jr. FIRST Lego League,
University at Albany, noon-4 p.m.
State lauds program for students with disabilities --
Albany High School on Nov. 6 will receive the 2014 Youth
Transition Award for New York State – the only school to receive the
award this year.
The Youth Transition Award from the Office for People with
Developmental Disabilities recognizes programs that successfully
transition students with disabilities from high school into the
Students make state ensembles --
Four Albany High students have been selected to
perform in All-State ensembles of the New York State
School Music Association (NYSSMA) in December. (MORE)
Albany High lottery applications available
Applications are available online for the
lottery to determine placement in Albany High School's four academies
for the 2015-16 school year. Click here
to download one. (MORE)
Online access to student progress --
It’s easy for parents and guardians to keep
track of any middle- or high-school student’s progress thanks to an
online information system maintained by the City School District of
Albany. Using the district’s PowerSchool Parent Portal, you can follow
your child’s assignments, attendance, grades on
tests and quizzes and more. (MORE)
Albany High students take next step to
One word said it all for each of Albany High
School’s 2,300 students on Oct. 15 – college. From college field
trips for every freshman to free PSATs and SATs for every sophomore,
junior and senior, everyone’s focus was the next step on the path
toward college and the workforce.
Albany High earns regional Red Cross award
The New York-Penn Region American Red Cross has recognized Albany High
School with an award for exemplary commitment to blood donation.
Each year, Albany High hosts three blood drives run by a student
coordinator and overseen by faculty advisers. Each year, the school has
met or exceeded its goal of the number of life-saving pints donated by
students, staff and others. (MORE)
Albany High seniors get National Merit
recognition -- Five Albany High School
seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit
Scholarship Program. The seniors are
Isaac “Ravi” Brenner, Clare
Criscione, Olivia Parker, Isaac Rosen and
Isaac Young. They scored in the top five percent of the 1.5
million students who took the Preliminary
SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test during junior year.
Congratulations to them!
Marching Falcons Ireland-bound --
Next St. Patrick’s Day, the Albany Marching
Falcons will get their Irish up in the capital city of the Emerald Isle
At the invitation of Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn,
the City School District of Albany’s marching band and color guard will
perform in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland. (MORE)
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)
New Citizenship principal for 2014-15
-- Veteran educator
and administrator John Rivers, Ed.D., will be the
new Citizenship Academy principal at Albany High
School for 2014-15. Dr. Rivers has been an educator
for 27 years, the last 17 as an administrator. He
officially begins Sept. 22.
Citizenship Academy page to read more.
Click here to see the City School District of
Albany's online Photo
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.