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Abrookin Career and Technical Center

Abrookin Career and Technical Center

Grades 9-12


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

Phone: 475-6400

Fax: 475-6402


House Principal: Andrea Marques



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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.

Receivership process

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 during the 2015-16 school year to move forward with the efforts to raise achievement for all students.


In 2015, Albany High was one of 144 New York schools that met the definition of “struggling” or “persistently struggling” in a new 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.


The school has until the end of the 2016-17 school year to show progress. The state has set "demonstrable improvement" guidelines for each school. If a school does not meet those goals during the allotted 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.


During fall 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. Follow the links below to download the documents submitted.

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, Oct. 13 -- 2017-18 lottery applications available

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19

    • Parent Coffee Clutch, 10-11 a.m.

    • Financial Aid (FAFSA) Help Night, 4-7 p.m.

  • Thursday, Oct 20 -- Academy Information Night for eighth-graders, 6 p.m.

  • Saturday, Oct. 22 -- ACT exam, 8 a.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 -- FinancialAid (FAFSA) Help Night, 4-7 p.m.

  • Friday, Nov. 4 -- First quarter ends

  • Saturday, Nov. 5 -- SAT exam, 8 a.m.

  • Monday, Nov. 7 -- Varsity, JV and freshman winter sports begin

  • Monday, Nov. 7-Thursday, Nov. 10 -- School Picture Day

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

  • Monday, Nov. 14

    • PTSA meeting, 6 p.m.

    • Albany Booster Club meeting, 6:45 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16

    • Parent Coffee Clutch, 10-11 a.m.

    • Financial Aid (FAFSA) Help Night, 4-7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 19 -- International Suicide Survivors Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 23 -- Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school for students

  • Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school

2016-17 news

  • New assistant principals for 2016-17 -- The Board of Education has appointed Jason Breh and Suzann Cornell to the new positions of assistant house principals at Albany High. The district converted two existing office-assigned teacher positions to assistant principals for 2016-17 to provide additional administrative support at the 2,500-student school. Please visit our District News section to read more about Albany High's newest administrators.

  • Falcons football program adds veteran college assistant coach -- Albany High School football coach Joey DiPiazza added significant experience and leadership to his staff July 14 with the addition of former University at Albany defensive guru Mike Simpson.

  • 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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