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Albany High School - Citizenship Academy

Citizenship Academy

Focusing on community service and social justice

Grades 9-12

 

700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203(click here for directions)

Phone: 475-6220

Fax: 475-6242

 

House Principal: John Rivers, Ed.D.

E-mail: jrivers@albany.k12.ny.us

Home School Coordinator: Lionel Harris

E-mail: lharris@albany.k12.ny.us

Phone: 475-6225

Guidance Counselors: Laurie Bebb and Warren Horner

E-mail: lbebb@albany.k12.ny.us or whorner@albany.k12.ny.us

Phone: 475-6260

 

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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 officially will begin in his new role Sept. 22. He will replace Michael Panetta, who was appointed earlier this summer as Albany High’s building-wide operations principal. Panetta will continue to serve as Citizenship principal until Dr. Rivers begins.

 

Dr. Rivers has been an educator for 27 years, the last 17 as an administrator. He spent the early part of his career as a middle-school science teacher in Rochester. He then served as an administrator in Rochester and the nearby Spencerport and Greece school districts before taking on similar duties in Buffalo. He also has been an adjunct professor of biology at Monroe Community College since 2008.

 

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 Smart Scholars 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.

 

Upcoming events

  • Friday, Oct. 24 -- 2015-16 academy lottery applications available
  • Saturday, Oct. 25 -- ACT exam, 8 a.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 7 -- First quarter ends
  • Saturday, Nov. 8 -- SAT exam, 8 a.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 10
    • Staff professional development day, no school for students
    • Varsity, JV and freshman winter sports begin
  • Tuesday, Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day, no school
  • Monday, Nov. 17 -- PTSA meeting, 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 20 -- Curriculum Fair, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 21 -- Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school for students
  • Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
  • Thursday, Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving Day, no school
  • Friday, Nov. 28 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school

2014-15 News

  • 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)

  • 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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