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
Visit Albany High School's website
Albany High School Counseling Center website
Visit the Parent-Teacher-Student Association website
Albany High lottery applications available for 2015-16
Applications are available online for the
lottery to determine placement in Albany High School's four academies
for the 2015-16 school year.
to download one.
An application will
be mailed to the home of each current eighth-grader. After Nov. 1,
additional applications will be available from your child's guidance
counselor and at Central Registration,
located at 75 Watervliet Ave.
Each of Albany High’s
academies has its own unique theme: Citizenship, Discovery, Leadership
and Innovation. These physically smaller learning environments are
designed to help students feel connected, involved and engaged.
Students are assigned to each academy through a lottery.
need to submit a lottery application to increase their chances of
entering the academy of their choice.
The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen,
new students and current Albany High students wishing to change
The deadline to apply is Nov. 21, and the
lottery will be held Dec. 11.
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.
- 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
- Tuesday, Nov. 11
-- Veterans Day, no school
Monday, Nov. 17 -- PTSA
meeting, 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 --
Curriculum Fair, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21 --
Parent-Teacher Conference Day, no school
Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving
Recess, no school
Thursday, Nov. 27 --
Thanksgiving Day, no school
Friday, Nov. 28 --
Thanksgiving Recess, no 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.