Albany High School
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700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203
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Dale Getto, Interim Principal
Academy -- Michael Elliott
Academy -- Julie Barber
Academy -- William Rivers
Career and Technical Center
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Four unique academies. One great education.
Albany High School is a
comprehensive high school that serves about 2,500
students. With students
from more than 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 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.
The City School District of Albany and Albany High School, in
partnership with the school's Community Engagement Team,
have been working since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year to meet
the requirements of New York's new "receivership" law. At that time,
Albany High was one of 144 New York schools that met
the definition of “struggling” or “persistently struggling”
under the new 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 district's Board of Education to
appoint a state-approved outside receiver, removing the district’s
ability to control future decisions about the school.
Please visit our
Receivership section for complete updates on Albany
High's efforts to meet these goals during the 2015-16
and 2016-17 school years.
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
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.
for more information about these procedures
and the daily class schedule when there is a two-hour
Wednesday, Aug. 16 - Thursday, Aug.
17 -- Regents exams
- Tuesday, Sept. 5 -- First day of classes for freshmen only
- Wednesday, Sept. 6 -- First day of classes for sophomores, juniors and
- Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Friday, Sept. 8
-- School Picture Day
- Monday, Sept. 11
- PTSA meeting, 6 p.m.
- Booster Club meeting, 6:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 13 --
Open House, 6 p.m.
- Monday, Sept. 18 --
Parent University, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 20 --
Parent Coffee Clutch, 8-9 a.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 21 --
Rosh Hashana, no school
- Friday, Sept. 22
- Superintendent's Conference Day,
no school for students
- Hall of Fame Dinner and Inductions,
Italian-American Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 23
- Wall of Fame Ceremony, 11 a.m.
- Homecoming Parade, noon
- Homecoming Game, 1:30 p.m.
- Homecoming Dance, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 24
- Falcon 5K, Washington Park,
- Fun Run, Washington Park, 10:30
- Wednesday, Sept. 27 --
College Fair, 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 28 --
Financial Aid Night, 6:30 p.m.
The first day of
classess for freshmen is Sept. 5. The first day of
classes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is Sept.
Time to schedule senior
Attention Class of 2018, it's time to schedule your
senior photos! Portraits will be taken
between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through July 21 at Lauren
Studios, 50 Colvin Ave. You can call Lauren Studios
to make an appointment at 866-696-8142. You also can
make an appointment at
follow the prompts and
create an online account. (MORE)
Regents review classes begin July 19
July 19, Albany High School will offer review
classes to help students prepare for Regents exams
Click here for a complete
schedule of review classes and times. Testing begins
Wednesday, Aug. 16 and runs through Thursday, Aug.
17. Good luck to
all of our test-taking students!
Get an exam schedule and more here.
Lawson deemed 'Men of Valor'
Congratulations to Albany High
School alums and staffers Issac Cancer (’82) and
Decky Lawson (’93) for being named 2017 Men of Valor
by the Frank Chapman Memorial Institute. (MORE)
If your child is absent from school
for any reason, please call his or her academy office 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.
You can reach the academies at the following phone
Discovery Academy -- 475-6230
Innovation Academy -- 475-6240
Leadership Academy -- 475-6250