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Albany High School - Discovery Academy

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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

  • Tuesday, Sept. 8 -- First day of classes, freshmen only

  • Wednesday, Sept. 9 -- First day of classes, sophomores, juniors and seniors

  • Friday, Sept. 11 -- School Picture Day

  • Monday, Sept. 14 -- Rosh Hashana, no school

  • Tuesday, Sept. 15 -- School Picture Day

  • Wednesday, Sept. 16 -- Parent Coffee Clutch, 10-11 a.m.

  • Friday, Sept. 18 -- Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner, Italian-American Community Center, 6 p.m.

  • Saturday, Sept. 19

    • Wall of Fame Ceremony, 11 a.m.

    • Homecoming Parade, noon

    • Homecoming Game at Bleecker Stadium, 1 p.m.

    • Homecoming Dance, 7 p.m.

  • Monday, Sept. 21 -- PTSA meeting, 6:45 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 -- College Fair, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m..

  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 -- Yom Kippur, no school

  • Thursday, Sept. 24 -- Open House, 6 p.m.

  • Sunday, Sept. 27 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park (Details)

    • Same-day registration/packet pickup, 8 a.m.

    • 5K Run, 9:30 a.m.

    • Fun Run, 10:30 a.m.

2015-16 news

  • Construction officially underway for new Albany High athletic field -- Construction officially got underway for Albany High School's new athletic field July 21 with a groundbreaking ceremony that celebrated the historic significance of the project for the community and the teamwork that helped get it done. (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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