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Albany High School - Innovation Academy

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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: Deon Thomas

E-mail: dthomas2@albany.k12.ny.us

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


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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

  • 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 7:20 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.



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