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Schuyler Achievement Academy
676 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY
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'receivership' public hearing at Schuyler
Achievement Academy will be affected by the
“receivership” law designed to improve student
performance. The law applies to 144 New York schools
that the state has identified as “struggling” or
“persistently struggling,” including Schuyler, Albany
High School and William S. Hackett Middle School in the
City School District of Albany.
Schuyler has been
designated as a “struggling” school.
Schools on this list have two years to show
progress, beginning with the 2015-16 school year.
Schuyler was identified because its overall student
performance on state tests that measure English and math
skills significantly lagged behind other schools in the
state for more than three years.
On Aug. 11, Superintendent Marguerite
Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., conducted a public hearing
at Schuyler with about 70 attendees to discuss in greater detail
how the state determined that Schuyler is a “struggling”
school and what receivership means for the school’s
to view the superintendent's presentation.
The law designates
that, as the superintendent, Dr. Vanden Wyngaard
initially will be the receiver for Schuyler for two
years. She will
work with the school's new principal and the Schuyler
community to meet and exceed expectations and best
practices outlined in the new law. Opportunities
continue to bolster after-school programs and
extended-day learning opportunities.
In addition, the school is in the process of
creating a Community Engagement Team – also required by
the new law – that will develop recommendations for
improvement of the school and solicit feedback.
If the school does not show sufficient
improvement in two years, the state will require our
Board of Education to appoint a state-approved outside
receiver, removing our ability to control future
decisions about Schuyler.
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.
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.
Full-day prekindergarten and
Voluntary school uniforms
YMCA after-school child care
- Thursday, Sept. 3
-- Back-to-School Carnival,
Sept. 8 -- First day of school for
Monday, Sept. 14 -- No school,
Saturday, Sept. 19 --
Homecoming parade, Albany High School,
Saturday, Sept. 19 --
Homecoming football game vs. Ballston Spa,
Bleecker Stadium, 1 p.m.
Sept. 22 -- PTA meeting, 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 23 -- No
school, Yom Kippur
- Thursday, Sept. 24
House, 5:45-7 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 27
-- Falcon 5K and Fun
Run/Walk, 8 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. 5K,
10:30 a.m. Fun Run
News and information
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