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Albany High School

Albany High School

Four unique academies. One great education.

Grades 9-12

Click here for 2017-18 school supplies lists

 

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

Phone: 475-6200

Fax: 475-6202

 

Dale Getto, Interim Principal

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

Phone: 475-6200

Jodi O'Connor, Vice Principal

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

 

Academy Principals

Citizenship Academy -- TBD

Phone: 475-6220

Discovery Academy -- Michael Elliott

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

Phone: 475-6230

Innovation Academy -- Julie Barber

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

Phone: 475-6240

Leadership Academy -- William Rivers

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

Phone: 475-6250

 

Abrookin Career and Technical Center -- Andrea Marques, House Principal

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

Phone: 475-6400

 

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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.

 

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 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.

 

Receivership process

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.

 

The school 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 (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, 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 seniors
  • 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, 9:30 a.m.
    • Fun Run, Washington Park, 10:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27 -- College Fair, 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 28 -- Financial Aid Night, 6:30 p.m.

 

2017-18 news

  • The first day of classess for freshmen is Sept. 5. The first day of classes for sophomores, juniors and seniors is Sept. 6.

  • Time to schedule senior portraits -- 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 www.LaurenStudios.com; follow the prompts and create an online account. (MORE)

  • Regents review classes begin July 19Starting July 19, Albany High School will offer review classes to help students prepare for Regents exams in mid-August. 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.

  • Cancer, 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)

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 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 numbers:

  • Citizenship Academy -- 475-6220

  • Discovery Academy -- 475-6230

  • Innovation Academy -- 475-6240

  • Leadership Academy -- 475-6250

 

 

 

 

 

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