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Alternative Learning Center

Alternative Learning Center (formerly the Adult Learning Center)

50 Lark Street, Albany, NY 12210
Ph: (518) 475-6525
Fax: (518) 475-6527


Sophia Newell, Principal

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


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New school times beginning Oct. 17

The Alternative Learning Center is changing the start and end times for the school day beginning Monday, Oct. 17. These changes will apply to all programs and are being put in place to better reflect the school day at Albany High School.


Here are the new times:

  • Choice Program:

    • School day begins: 9:10 a.m.

    • School day ends: 3:10 p.m.

  • High School Program:

    • School day begins: 8:50 a.m.

    • School day ends: 2:51 p.m.

  • Inspire Program:

    • School day begins: 9:04 a.m.

    • School day ends: 2:56 p.m.

  • Middle School Program:

    • School day begins: 8:45 a.m.

    • School day ends: 2:50 p.m.

Both of the City School District of Albany's transportation partners – CDTA and Durham School Services – will continue serving all ALC students when these new school times begin Oct. 17. If you have any questions, please call Principal Sophia Newell at 475-6525.  


Join us for Open House on Oct. 20

All families are invited to join us for an Open House at the Alternative Learning Center on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. You'll have an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher and take a tour of our school. Light refreshments will be served. Click here to download a flyer for the event. We hope to see you at school Oct. 20!


About the Alternative Learning Center
The Alternative Learning Center, formerly the Adult Learning Center, provides a variety of programs that run from September through June and otherwise follow the City School District of Albany's school calendar vacation days: The school's offices are open from 7:50 a.m. until 3:15 p.m.


The ALC is located in the former New Covenant Charter School building at 50 Lark St. The school features updated classrooms, a modern gym and swimming pool in partnership with the Arbor Hill Community Center, and many technological improvements.

Alternative Learning Center programs include:

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