on global leadership in business, legal studies and
Click here for a fall school-supplies list
700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203(click
here for directions)
House Principal: Jennifer Houlihan
Assistant House Principal: Suzann Cornell
Theme Coordinator: Amanda Weklar
Home School Coordinator: Torrie Chapple-Chapman
Guidance Counselors: Kristi Koldis and Karen Moorby
Albany High School's website
Albany High School Counseling Center website
Visit the Albany High School Theatre Ensemble website
Visit the Albany High Prisms Yearbook website
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.
The City School District of Albany and Albany High School, in
partnership with the school's Community Engagement Team,
submitted required documents to the State Education Department during
the 2015-16 school year to
move forward with the efforts to raise achievement for all students.
In 2015, Albany High was one of 144 New York schools that met
the definition of “struggling” or “persistently struggling”
in a new state law. Albany High was designated a struggling
school because overall student performance on state tests significantly
lagged behind other schools in the state for more than three years.
has until the end of the 2016-17 school year to show progress.
The state has set "demonstrable improvement"
guidelines for each school. If a school does not meet those goals
during the allotted time, the state will require the Board of Education to
appoint a state-approved outside receiver, removing the district’s
ability to control future decisions about the school.
2015, the district submitted a
community engagement plan, public notification template and supporting
evidence to State Ed for Albany High
, as well as a continuation
plan and indicators for demonstrable improvement. Follow the links below to download the documents
Monday, Aug. 15
Fall varsity, JV
and freshman sports begin
Monday, Sept. 5
-- Labor Day, no school
Tuesday, Sept. 6
-- First day of school, FRESHMEN
7 -- First day of school for all
Monday, Sept. 12
15 -- Open House, 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16
-- Hall of Fame Dinner and Inductions,
Italian-American Community Center, 6 p.m.
Wall of Fame
Ceremony, 11 a.m.
21 -- Parent Coffee Clutch,
Sunday, Sept. 25
-- Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park
29 -- College Fair,
New assistant principals for 2016-17
-- The Board of Education
has appointed Jason Breh and
Suzann Cornell to the new positions of assistant
house principals at Albany High. The district
converted two existing office-assigned teacher
positions to assistant principals for 2016-17 to
provide additional administrative support at the
Please visit our District News section to read
more about Albany High's newest administrators.
Falcons football program adds veteran
college assistant coach -- Albany High School football coach
Joey DiPiazza added significant experience and leadership to his
staff July 14 with the addition of
former University at Albany defensive guru Mike Simpson.
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.