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Albany High School - Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

Focusing on global leadership in business, legal studies and politics

Grades 9-12


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

Phone: 475-6250

Fax: 475-6234


House Principal: Jennifer Houlihan

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

Theme Coordinator: Amanda Weklar

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

Home School Coordinator: Torrie Chapple-Chapman

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

Phone: 475-6255

Guidance Counselors: Kristi Koldis and Karen Moorby

E-mail: kkoldis@albany.k12.ny.us or kmoorby@albany.k12.ny.us

Phone: 475-6260


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About Leadership Academy
The 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.


Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15 -- Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 16 -- Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-2:15 a.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 20 -- PTSA meeting, 6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 23 -- Music Teachers' Annual Concert and Variety Show, 7 p.m. (Details)
  • Friday, Oct. 24 -- 2015-16 academy lottery applications available
  • Saturday, Oct. 25 -- ACT exam, 8 a.m.

2014-15 News

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School times

  • Breakfast begins at 7:15 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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