community service and social justice
700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203(click
here for directions)
House Principal: John Rivers, Ed.D.
Home School Coordinator: Lionel Harris
Guidance Counselors: Laurie Bebb and Warren
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Albany High lottery applications available for 2015-16
Applications are available online for the
lottery to determine placement in Albany High School's four academies
for the 2015-16 school year.
to download one.
An application will
be mailed to the home of each current eighth-grader. After Nov. 1,
additional applications will be available from your child's guidance
counselor and at Central Registration,
located at 75 Watervliet Ave.
Each of Albany High’s
academies has its own unique theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership
and Innovation. These physically smaller learning environments are
designed to help students feel connected, involved and engaged.
Students are assigned to each
academy through a lottery, and they
need to submit a lottery application to increase their chances of
entering the academy of their choice.
The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen,
new students and current Albany High students wishing to change
The deadline to apply is Nov. 21, and the
lottery will be held Dec. 11.
New Citizenship principal for
and administrator John Rivers, Ed.D., will be the new
Citizenship Academy principal at Albany High School for
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
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.
- 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
- Tuesday, Nov. 11
-- Veterans Day, no school
Monday, Nov. 17 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 --
Curriculum Fair, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21 --
Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school
Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving
Recess, no school
Thursday, Nov. 27 --
Thanksgiving Day, no school
Friday, Nov. 28 --
Thanksgiving Recess, no school
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
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.