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Guidance Counselors: Laurie Bebb and Warren
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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
About Citizenship Academy
Citizenship Academy's theme focuses on critical thinking
and preparing for the global economy. Albany High's
advanced math electives are offered in Citizenship
Academy and available to all students, as are Career and
Technical Education programs in culinary arts and professional
cooking and baking, and Career Explorations programs in
accounting, banking and finance, and law and criminal
justice. Citizenship Academy also is home to the
Early College High School program, where juniors
become Hudson Valley Community College freshmen and are
dually enrolled in college and high school.
A unique feature of Citizenship
Academy is a courtroom, complete with a
judge's bench, witness stand, jury box, counsel tables
and seating for a courtroom audience. The courtroom
is home to Albany High's Youth Court program, and also will be equipped with a network of
audio-visual and information technology.
Albany High Class of 2016
celebrates graduation --
The 2015-16 school year
officially came to a close on Sunday with
graduation ceremonies for Albany High
School's Class of 2016.
Click here to read about and see a collection of
photos from the day's events.
Congratulations to the top 10
students in the Class of 2016!
-- After soaring to great heights academically
during their high school careers, the top 10
students in the Class of 2016 climbed to new heights
June 23 for a photo atop the school's academic
Check it out! Congratulations to all of this
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.
Robotics Team receives grant --
The Albany High School Robotics Team
received a great holiday gift on Dec. 18 – a check
for $12,500. (MORE)
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)
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.