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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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.
Saturday, Jan. 24 -- SAT exam,
- Friday, Jan. 30
-- Superintendent's Conference Day, no school
Saturday, Feb. 7
Monday, Feb. 9
-- PTSA meeting, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Spa Day at Abrookin Career and Technical
Center, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
16-Friday, Feb. 20 -- Winter Recess,
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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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.