Schuyler Achievement Academy
676 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY
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Phone: (518) 475-6700
Fax: (518) 475-6704
Kendra Chaires-Francis, Principal
Emma Steckman, Assistant
2019-20 school supplies lists
changes for Schuyler
The City School District of
Albany Board of Education has approved a plan to convert
North Albany Academy to a small, temporary middle school
for the next four years.
This means that our students will attend North Albany
for middle school beginning in September, instead of
attending Edmund J. O’Neal Middle School of Excellence.
Students currently in fifth
grade at North Albany also will stay at North Albany to
attend middle school beginning in September.
With this temporary enrollment pattern, our students
will attend a middle school with the following
110 students in sixth grade in 2019-20;
150 students in grades 6-7 in 2020-2021
190 students in grades 6-8 in 2021-22; and
150 students in grades 6-8
district intends for this short-term middle school
enrollment pattern to be in place at North Albany until
the 2023-24 school year.
This means that Philip J. Schuler Achievement
Academy students currently in grades 4-5 will attend
North Albany for their entire middle school experience.
Schuyler students currently in grades 2-3 also
will attend North Albany for at least part of their
middle school experience.
district anticipates that North Albany will re-open as a
permanent 650-student middle school beginning with the
2023-24 school year.
The district will plan for the permanent
enrollment pattern for that school, as well as for
Hackett and Myers middle schools, through an open and
inclusive community process in the coming years.
Please contact Schuyler
Achievement Academy Principal Kendra Chaires-Francis at
any time if you have questions at (518) 475-6700.
You also can
click here to download this letter
Building opens: 8:40 a.m.
Breakfast begins: 8:40 a.m.
School day begins: 9 a.m.
School day ends: 3:35 p.m.
After-school child care ends: 5:45 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 6 -- First day of
- Tuesday, Sept. 17
-- Dads Take Your Child to School Day
- Thursday, Sept. 19
-- Back to School barbecue, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 22
-- Falcon 5K and Fun Run, Washington Park
- 5K, 9:30 a.m.
- Fun Run, 10:30
- Monday, Sept. 30
-- Rosh Hashana, no school
Opened in 2004, Schuyler Achievement
Academy was one of the first projects completed in the
City School District of Albany’s sweeping plan to
rebuild or renovate all its elementary and middle
schools. This modern, award-winning facility is a blend
of the school most recently known as Opportunity School
21 and a new structure added to enlarge the school.
The school's "full-service"
model allows it to take care of
children’s academic needs as well as provide a range of
health and wellness services. These services include
mobile dental health services through our
partnership with St. Peter's Hospital and Ronald
McDonald House, and
school-based health services through our partnership
with Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services, in addition
to mental health and other wellness services.
At the end of the 2015-16 school
year, Schuyler students created a video to tell the
world about their commitment to excellence.
here to check out the PSAA Anthem.
Absence from school