Home Link Graphic
District logo
box graphic 2014-15 course listings
box graphic Cafeteria menus
box graphic Clubs
box graphic CRED
box graphic Enrollment
box graphic Facilities plan
box graphic Guidance
box graphic NYS report card
box graphic School goals
box graphic School Improvement Grant
box graphic School security
box graphic Search our site
box graphic Student registration

Board of Ed graphic Directory Graphic
City School District of Albany
graduated fill graphic

Albany High School - Innovation Academy

Innovation Academy

Focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

Grades 9-12


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

Phone: 475-6240

Fax: 475-6242


House Principal: Julie Barber

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

Theme Coordinator: Brigid Dodson

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

Home School Coordinator: TBD

E-mail: TBD

Phone: 475-6245

Guidance Counselors: Marty Anderson and Melanie Roman

E-mail: manderson@albany.k12.ny.us or mroman@albany.k12.ny.us

Phone: 475-6260


Visit Albany High School's website

Visit the Albany High School Counseling Center website

Visit the Parent-Teacher-Student Association website


Important back-to-school dates and information

School begins Thursday, Sept. 4 for freshmen only; all students report Friday, Sept. 5

Albany High School will hold orientation programs for students Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29 to prepare for the start of the 2014-15 school year, which begins Thursday, Sept. 4 for freshmen only and Friday, Sept. 5 for all students. Click here to download the schedule for the Freshman Falcons First Day on Sept. 4.


Follow these links to download a summer letter for families from Principal Cecily Wilson-Turner and a full orientation schedule. This information also has been mailed home to all Albany High families. Please note that Thursday, Sept. 4 also is the first day of school for all elementary and middle-school students.


About Innovation Academy

The Innovation Academy theme focuses on science, technology, engineering and math -- or STEM. Albany High's science electives are offered in Innovation Academy and available to all students, as are Career and Technical Education programs in woodworking, carpentry, construction, car care and automotive technology, transportations systems, computer networking, electrical technology and home electronics. Career Explorations programs in engineering also are offered through Innovation Academy.


A unique feature of Innovation Academy is a mock clean room that simulates the lab associated with the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). Clean rooms are used in fields sensitive to environmental contamination, including semiconductor manufacturing, biotechnology and the life sciences.


Upcoming events

  • Thursday, Aug. 28 -- Freshman and Senior Orientations.
    • Freshmen -- Auditorium:
      • Citizenship and Innovation academies, 7:35 a.m.
      • Discovery and Leadership academies, 11:35 a.m.
    • Seniors -- Rubber Gym:
      • Discovery and Leadership academies, 8-10:30 a.m.
      • Citizenship and Innovation academies, noon-2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 29 -- Sophomore and Junior Orientations. Rubber gym.
    • Citizenship and Innovation academies, 8-10:30 a.m.
    • Discovery and Leadership academies, noon-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 4 -- First day of the 2014-15 school year -- FRESHMEN ONLY.
  • Friday, Sept. 5 -- First day of the 2014-15 school year -- SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS.
  • Monday, Sept. 8
    • School Picture Day
    • Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) meeting, media center, 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 25 -- Rosh Hashana, no school
  • Friday, Sept. 26 -- Staff development day, no school
  • Saturday, Sept 28 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park (Details)
  • Monday, Oct. 20 -- Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) meeting, media center, 6:45 p.m.

2014-15 News

  • Click here to see the City School District of Albany's online Photo Gallery.

School times

  • Breakfast begins at 7:20 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.



graphic link to Board of Ed graphic link to directory graphic link to schools graphic link to homepage