700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203
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Cecily Wilson-Turner, Principal
Michael Panetta, House Principal-Operations
Academy -- John Rivers, Ed.D.
Academy -- Jodi O'Connor
Academy -- Julie Barber
Academy -- Jennifer Houlihan
Career and Technical Center
-- Dale Getto
Albany High School's website
Albany High School Counseling Center website
Visit the Parent-Teacher-Student Association website
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.
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
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
Procedures for school
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.
here for more information about these procedures
and the daily class schedule when there is a two-hour
- Friday, Oct. 24 --
2015-16 academy lottery applications available
- Saturday, Oct. 25 --
ACT exam, 8 a.m.
- 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.
Thursday, Nov. 20 --
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
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.
Citizenship Academy page to read 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.