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Albany High School - Discovery Academy

Discovery Academy

Focusing on communication and the arts

Grades 9-12

 

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

Phone: 475-6230

Fax: 475-6232

 

House Principal: Jodi O'Connor

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

Theme Coordinator: Amanda Weklar

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

Home School Coordinator: Aaron Harrell

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

Phone: 475-6235

Guidance Counselors: Kimberly Baker and Jennifer Quinn

E-mail: kbaker@albany.k12.ny.us or jquinn@albany.k12.ny.us

Phone: 475-6260Phone: 475-6260

 

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About Discovery Academy

The 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 performing arts.

 

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.

 

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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