Focusing on communication and the
700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203(click
here for directions)
House Principal: Jodi Commerford
Theme Coordinator: Amanda Weklar
Home School Coordinator: Aaron Harrell
Guidance Counselors: Kimberly Baker and Jennifer
Phone: 475-6260Phone: 475-6260
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About Discovery Academy
Discovery Academy theme focuses on communications and
the arts. Albany High's English electives are offered in
Discovery Academy and available to all students, as are
Career and Technical Education programs in clothing and
textiles, housing and environment, career and financial
management, clothing production and cosmetology, and
Career Explorations programs in communications and the
A unique feature of Discovery Academy
is a state-of-the-art multi-media production facility
that includes equipment for muse and video recording. Discovery Academy also makes
great use of
Albany High's existing theater, music and art spaces.
- Monday, Dec. 2 --
Winter Concert featuring String Quartet, Men's
Ensemble, Albanettes and Jazz Band, 7 p..
- Saturday, Dec. 7 -- SAT
- Monday, Dec. 9 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 11 --
Winter Concert featuring Vocal Music, Orchestra
and Symphonic Band, 7 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 12 --
Financial Aid Night, 6-8:30 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 13 --
Second-quarter interim marking period ends
- Saturday, Dec.14 -- ACT
- Wednesday, Dec. 18 --
Winter Concert featuring Select Choir, Advanced
Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 23-Friday, Jan. 3
-- Holiday Recess
- Thursday, Jan. 9 --
Blood drive, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 11 --
Debate Tournment, Shenendehowa High School,
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Monday, Jan. 13 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:45 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 16 --
College Information Night for sophomores and
juniors and their parents, 6:30-8 p.m.
(snow date Jan. 23)
- Saturday, Jan. 18 --
Chess Tournament, 10 a.m.
- Monday, Jan. 20 --
Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school
- Thursday, Jan. 23 --
Falcon Parent Academy, 6 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 24 --
Second quarter ends
- Monday, Jan. 27-Thursday, Jan 30
-- Regents exams
- Friday, Jan. 31 --
Superintendent's Conference Day, no school
New community centers bolster students and
families -- The
City School District of Albany has partnered with
the State University of New York’s Office of the
Education Pipeline and the Boys and Girls Clubs of
Albany to provide new after-school programs for 400
students, including 100 ninth-graders at Albany High
Program to discuss services for
transitioning students --
The City School District of Albany's Special
Education Department will host a Nov. 6 program
about services for students with disabilities who
are transitioning from high school to college or
The program will be held from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the
Albany High School media center. (MORE)
Falcon pride on display during Homecoming,
Hall of Fame weekend -- Six new members
enshrined in the
Hall of Fame. A large and enthusiastic turnout
for the Homecoming parade. Gorgeous fall weather. A
near-miss by the Albany High School football team.
It was almost a perfect weekend as Albany High and
the City School District of Albany celebrated the
Homecoming and Hall of Fame 2013. The weekend began
with an Oct. 17 pep rally at Albany High.
Festivities continued at the Oct. 18 Hall of Fame
dinner and inductions, which drew some 125 people. (MORE)
Albany High seniors named National Merit
semifinalist, commended scholar --
An Albany High School senior
has been named a semifinalist in the competition for
prestigious National Merit Scholarships, ranking him
among top students in the United States.
District launches new monthly TV program
The City School District
of Albany is launching a new monthly television
program on Channel Albany/Channel 18, one of the
city’s new public-access channels. The first edition
of “Capital Education” airs Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
7:30 p.m. (MORE)
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Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.
begin at 7:50 a.m.
Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.
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.