Abrookin Career and Technical Center
St., Albany, NY 12206(click here for directions)
Kandie Antonetti, Acting Principal
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Albany High, Abrookin
leadership updates for May and June
Effective May 1, Albany High School Principal
Cecily Wilson-Turner will be on maternity leave
for the rest of the school year. Dale Getto, the
principal at Albany High’s Abrookin Career and
Technical Center, will serve as the high
school’s acting principal during Ms.
an office-assigned teacher at the high school, will
serve as the acting principal at Abrookin for the rest
of this school year. All three will return to their
regular positions during the summer.
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.
Monday, July 13
-- Guidance Department presents,
"Transition for Life and College," media center,
10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Details)
18 -- Summer Celebration at Krank
Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
-- First day of school for 2015-16
Love receives award --
City School District of Albany employees, including
Abrookin Career and Technical Center cosmetology
teacher LaQuita Love (pictured, second from
right), have been recognized with an
award recognizing their contributions to our
Please visit our District News section to read
Society inducts high flyers
high-achieving juniors were inducted into the
Albany High School Arista Chapter of the
National Honor Society on April 21. (MORE)
Albany High seniors participate in prestigious 12-state jazz group
Seniors John Dimase and Livio Fasullo joined 18 of
their peers from throughout the northeast in
Providence on April 11 for the 54th National
Association for Music Education All-Eastern Honors
Jazz Ensemble performances. Albany High School was
the only school from the 12-state region to have
more than one student selected.
Albany High senior earns prestigious national scholarship --
Albany High School senior Isaac Young has won a highly prestigious
National Achievement Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship
Corporation. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded to
outstanding African-American students.
Robotics team to head to regionals at RPI --
with gadgets and gizmos aplenty, members of the Albany High School
Robotics Team will compete this week against teams from four states at
the New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Team competition.
Freshman gets kindness kudos --
School freshman Zaeqwan Cancer’s random acts of
kindness during a recent local event earned him a
weekly prize in the Albany County District
Attorney’s WORDS campaign promoting kindness in the
Marching Falcons tour Ireland --
The Albany Marching Falcons left March 14 for their whirlwind tour of
Ireland that includes a gig marching in Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day
The Marching Falcons, the marching band and color
guard for the City School District of Albany, performed in the Dublin
parade at the behest of that city’s lord mayor. (MORE)
Leapin' Lizards! Theatre Ensemble to present
High School's award-winning Theatre Ensemble this week will present
four performances of the Broadway musical Annie.
The play opens with a 7
p.m. performance on March 19. Additional performances will
be at 7 p.m. March 20 and 21, with a matinee
at 2 p.m. March 22. (MORE)
Coleman, Johnson win events at 2015 indoor track and
field sectionals --
Jahari Coleman cemented her position as the
fastest student-athlete in Section II girls' track
and field Feb. 21 with a pair of sprint victories at
the Division I indoor championships at the
University at Albany. (MORE)
tops sectional bowling tournament with best
three-game series --
Freshman Jahlil Young
rolled the best three-game set in the Section II
Class A bowling tournament Feb. 11, helping Albany
High School rally to a strong sixth-place finish.
Artists' work chosen for regional show --
Three works by Albany High School
students have been accepted for review in the 16th Annual High
School Regional Juried Art Exhibition.
The exhibition, opening Feb. 12 at the Esther Massry Gallery at The
College of Saint Rose, will feature works by 104 high school
students from 21 Capital Region school districts.
Automotive Technology students get a behind-the-scenes look
at Monster Jam -- Students in the Automotive Technology
program at Albany High's Abrookin Career and Technical Center
visited the Times Union Center on Jan. 16 for a behind-the-scenes
look at Monster Jam.
Check out photos in the Jan. 17 Times Union.
Presidential Scholar finalist at Albany High
An Albany High School senior is one of 10 U.S. Presidential Scholar
Program finalists from New York state.
Isabel Pottinger, who will attend Cornell
University in the fall, has a stellar resume of academic achievement,
extracurricular activities and community service.
District students 'Creative Expressions' winners
Two Albany High students were among seven City School District of Albany students named
winners in the 19th annual Black History
Month Creative Expressions Contest sponsored by the
Albany Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
They were among 28 winners selected out of more than
300 contest entries from area schools. (MORE)
Albany High teacher earns prestigious national certification
Albany High School English teacher Brian
Huskie has earned certification through the highly prestigious
National Board of Teaching Standards.
NBTS develops rigorous standards for teaching and certifies teachers
who meet those standards.
Albany High students assist fire-damaged refugee center --
students from Albany High School’s English as a New Language program
joined City School District of Albany staff to collect and deliver
community donations of baby food to Refugee and Immigrant Support
Services of Emmaus on Dec. 19. (MORE)
A message from new Albany High football
coach Joey DiPiazza -- As the new head
football coach at Albany High School, I wanted to
take a moent and explain my coaching philosophy and
the expectations of student-athletes in the program.
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.
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