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Regents review calendar
Abrookin Career and Technical Center
St., Albany, NY 12206(click here for directions)
Interim House Principal: Andrea
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Albany High School's website
Albany High School Counseling Center website
Receivership process moves forward
The City School District of Albany and Albany High School, in
partnership with the school's Community Engagement Team,
have submitted required documents to the State Education Department to
move forward with the efforts to raise achievement for all students.
Albany High is one of 144 New York schools that meet
the definition of “struggling” or “persistently struggling”
in a recent state law. Albany High was designated a struggling
school because overall student performance on state tests significantly
lagged behind other schools in the state for more than three years.
has two years to show progress.
The state will set "demonstrable improvement"
guidelines for each school. If a school does not meet those goals
during that time, the state will require the Board of Education to
appoint a state-approved outside receiver, removing the district’s
ability to control future decisions about the school.
2015, the district submitted a
community engagement plan, public notification template and supporting
evidence to State Ed for Albany High
, as well as a continuation
plan and indicators for demonstrable improvement.
"I want to recognize the
heroic efforts of our Community Engagement Teams and the leadership of
our principals 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
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).
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.
3 -- FAFSA (college financial-aid
form) Help Night, 4-7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 6
-- Winter Guard Home Show, 4:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 8
-- PTSA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Chess Tournament, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Spa Day at Abrookin, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
15-Friday, Feb. 19 -- Winter Recess,
24 -- FAFSA (college financial-aid
form) Help Night, 4-7 p.m.
Albany High blood drive a winner --
Albany High School students and staff topped their
blood-donation goal on Thursday, with the Red Cross
collecting 113 pints of life-saving blood.
And that means Osama Ali and Liz John, the
two Albany High seniors coordinating the school’s
blood-donation efforts this year, will evenly split
a $2,500 scholarship from the American Red Cross
High School Scholarship Program.
Albany High co-stars in new film -- A locally produced film shot partly at Albany
High School has been selected to compete in the prestigious 2016
Sundance Film Festival. Scenes for “As You Are” were filmed at
several Capital Region locations earlier this fall, including two
days at Albany High featuring students as extras. Check out the Dec.
Union to read more.
Albany High black belt earns international
Congratulations to Albany High
School freshman Claire Patnaude, who recently earned
a silver medal at the 2015 International Karate-Do
Championships in Hawaii.(MORE)
Academy lottery applications available
-- Applications are available for students
who wish to change their academy assignment. (MORE)
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)
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Albany's online Photo
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