on global leadership in business, legal studies and
700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203(click
here for directions)
House Principal: Jennifer Houlihan
Theme Coordinator: Amanda Weklar
Home School Coordinator: Torrie Chapple-Chapman
Guidance Counselors: Kristi Koldis and Karen Moorby
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New leader for 2015-16
Albany High School has a new leader
Veteran administrator Dale
Getto is Albany High's acting principal,
replacing Cecily Wilson-Turner, who has been promoted to
assistant superintendent for instruction.
Getto has been at Albany High
since 2010, serving as school improvement manager for
four years and as principal at Abrookin Career and
Technical Center for most of the 2014-15 school year.
She stepped in as Albany High's acting principal in May
when Wilson-Turner went on maternity leave, and
officially became the school's new leader when the board
approved Wilson-Turner's promotion July 16.
The City School District of
Albany is in the process of hiring a new administrator
to lead Abrookin.
Before moving to Albany High,
Getto served as principal at North Albany Academy for
five years. North Albany is the district's only school
that serves students from prekindergarten through eighth
grade. She was an administrator for four years prior to
that at Abrookin and William S. Hackett Middle School,
and the district's first behavioral specialist from
1997-2001. She began her career with the district as a
teacher for 10 years at Giffen Memorial
Elementary School and Albany School of Humanities (ASH).
Leadership Academy theme focuses on civil and social
responsibilities. Albany High's social studies and
foreign language electives are offered in Leadership
Academy (except Spanish 1, which is offered in all four
academies) and are available to all students. So are
Career and Technical Education programs in health
services and occupations, nursing, emergency medical
technician training, early childhood education and
adolescent psychology, and Career Explorations programs
in health and education.
A unique feature of
Leadership Academy is
a large-group instruction room designed to simulate the
General Assembly Room at the United Nations. Students
will use the U.N. Room for international debates, multimedia
presentations, guest presentations and research.
Tuesday, Sept. 8
-- First day of classes, freshmen only
9 -- First day of classes,
sophomores, juniors and seniors
Friday, Sept. 11
-- School Picture Day
Monday, Sept. 14
-- Rosh Hashana, no school
15 -- School Picture Day
16 -- Parent Coffee Clutch,
Friday, Sept. 18
-- Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner,
Italian-American Community Center, 6 p.m.
Wall of Fame
Ceremony, 11 a.m.
at Bleecker Stadium, 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 21
-- PTSA meeting, 6:45 p.m.
22 -- College Fair,
11 a.m.-1:15 p.m..
23 -- Yom Kippur, no school
24 -- Open House, 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27
-- Falcon 5K and Fun Run,
Washington Park (Details)
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
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.