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Albany High School

Four new academies. One great education.

Grades 9-12

 

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

Phone: 475-6200

Fax: 475-6202

 

Cecily Wilson-Turner, Principal

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

Phone: 475-6200

Michael Panetta, House Principal-Operations

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

Phone: 475-6200

 

Academy Principals

Citizenship Academy -- John Rivers, Ed.D.

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

Phone: 475-6220

Discovery Academy -- Jodi O'Connor

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

Phone: 475-6230

Innovation Academy -- Julie Barber

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

Phone: 475-6240

Leadership Academy -- Jennifer Houlihan

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

Phone: 475-6250

 

Abrookin Career and Technical Center -- Dale Getto

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

Phone: 475-6400

 

Visit Albany High School's website

Visit the Albany High School Counseling Center website

Visit the Parent-Teacher-Student Association website

 

Albany High academy lottery applications due Friday

Applications are due Friday for the lottery to determine placement in Albany High School's four academies for the 2015-16 school year. Click here to download one.

 

The lottery is open to all incoming freshmen, new students and current Albany High students wishing to change academies.

 

An application was mailed to the home of each current eighth-grader, and additional copies are available from guidance counselors 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. Students need to submit a lottery application to increase their chances of entering the academy of their choice.

 

The lottery will be held Dec. 11.

 

Four new academies. One great education.
Albany High School is a comprehensive high school that serves approximately 2,300 students. With students from 40 countries and rich academic programming, Albany High’s halls, classes and culture reflect the richness of a world-class university setting.

 

Albany High features four smaller learning communities, or academies -- Citizenship, Discovery, Innovation and Leadership. Each academy offers the same core courses in English, math, science and social studies, and electives are grouped in relation to each academy's unique theme. However, all students are able to choose electives outside of their academy, selecting from the full scope of Albany High's rich and diverse course offerings.

 

The goal of this new structure is to raise achievement for all students by increasing academic rigor and providing smaller learning environments with extra supports. Through extensive and ongoing training for teachers and administrators, Albany High will work through this new academy structure to motivate every student in an environment that challenges their intellect and nurtures their development. A full range of special-education and English-as-a-Second-Language services are provided in all four academies, and the Abrookin Career and Technical Center continues to offer all Career and Technical Education courses.

 

Albany High's Credit Recovery Extended Day (CRED) program

It is with enthusiasm and commitment to academic improvement that Albany High School presents a unique and unprecedented opportunity for students to enroll in the Credit Recovery Extended Day (CRED) program.

 

CRED provides students a chance to recover course credit and seat time from previous marking periods. As educators, we believe in the importance of what we teach, but mostly, we believe in who we teach. This opportunity will allow educators, parents and students to enter a contract that, if upheld, will allow students to earn back course credit, and ultimately, improve academic achievement. Visit our CRED section to find out more.

 

Procedures for school delays

Throughout the school year, and especially during the months of wintry weather, Albany High School follows a specific schedule when a two-hour delay is required at the start of school. Click here for more information about these procedures and the daily class schedule when there is a two-hour delay. 

 

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Nov. 26 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
  • Thursday, Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving Day, no school
  • Friday, Nov. 28 -- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
  • Wednesday, Dec. 3 -- Chamber concert featuring Albanettes, Jazz Band, Men's Ensemble and Strings Trio, 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 5 -- 1st Friday art and holiday music showcase featuring the work of district students, Cathedral of All Saints, 6:30-8 p.m. (Details)
  • Saturday, Dec. 6
    • SAT exam, 8 a.m.
    • Robotics FIRST Team 1493 VEX competition at RPI, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Lady Falcon Basketball Tournament (time TBA)
  • Sunday, Dec. 7 -- Lady Falcon Basketball Tournament (time TBA)
  • Monday, Dec. 8 -- PTSA meeting, 6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 10 -- Major ensemble concert featuring Vocal Music, Orchestra and Symphonic Band, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 11 -- 2015-16 academy lottery, 10 a.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 12 -- Second-quarter interim marking period ends
  • Saturday, Dec. 13
    • ACT exam, 8 a.m.
    • Robotics FIRST Team 1493 conducts demonstrations at Jr. FIRST Lego League, University at Albany, noon-4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 17 -- Major ensemble concert featuring Select Choir, Advanced Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 24-Friday, Jan. 2 -- Holiday Recess, no school

2014-15 News

  • State lauds program for students with disabilities -- Albany High School on Nov. 6 will receive the 2014 Youth Transition Award for New York State – the only school to receive the award this year. The Youth Transition Award from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities recognizes programs that successfully transition students with disabilities from high school into the workforce. (MORE)

  • Students make state ensembles -- Four Albany High students have been selected to perform in All-State ensembles of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) in December. (MORE)

  • Albany High lottery applications available -- Applications are available online for the lottery to determine placement in Albany High School's four academies for the 2015-16 school year. Click here to download one. (MORE)

  • Online access to student progress -- It’s easy for parents and guardians to keep track of any middle- or high-school student’s progress thanks to an online information system maintained by the City School District of Albany. Using the district’s PowerSchool Parent Portal, you can follow your child’s assignments, attendance, grades on tests and quizzes and more. (MORE)

  • Albany High students take next step to college -- One word said it all for each of Albany High School’s 2,300 students on Oct. 15 – college. From college field trips for every freshman to free PSATs and SATs for every sophomore, junior and senior, everyone’s focus was the next step on the path toward college and the workforce. (MORE)

  • Albany High earns regional Red Cross award -- The New York-Penn Region American Red Cross has recognized Albany High School with an award for exemplary commitment to blood donation. Each year, Albany High hosts three blood drives run by a student coordinator and overseen by faculty advisers. Each year, the school has met or exceeded its goal of the number of life-saving pints donated by students, staff and others. (MORE)

  • Albany High seniors get National Merit recognition -- Five Albany High School seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. The seniors are Isaac “Ravi” Brenner, Clare Criscione, Olivia Parker, Isaac Rosen and Isaac Young. They scored in the top five percent of the 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test during junior year. Congratulations to them! 

  • Marching Falcons Ireland-bound -- Next St. Patrick’s Day, the Albany Marching Falcons will get their Irish up in the capital city of the Emerald Isle itself.  

    At the invitation of Dublin Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn, the City School District of Albany’s marching band and color guard will perform in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland. (MORE)

  • Albany High students reap multicultural achievement honors -- Thirty-seven Albany High School seniors will be honored Saturday as recipients of the University at Albany's 2014 Multicultural High School Achievers Award. (MORE)

  • Free breakfast, lunch for all district students -- All City School District of Albany students are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day at their school during the 2014-15 school year.(MORE)

  • New Citizenship principal for 2014-15 -- Veteran educator and administrator John Rivers, Ed.D., will be the new Citizenship Academy principal at Albany High School for 2014-15. Dr. Rivers has been an educator for 27 years, the last 17 as an administrator. He officially begins Sept. 22. Visit the Citizenship Academy page to read more.

  • Click here to see the City School District of Albany's online Photo Gallery.

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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