Schuyler Achievement Academy
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676 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY
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Phone: (518) 475-6700
Fax: (518) 475-6704
Principal: Kendra Chaires-Francis
principal named for 2017-18
The City School
District of Albany Board of Education has appointed
Eagle Point Elementary School Principal Kendra
Chaires-Francis to serve as the new principal at Philip
J. Schuyler Achievement Academy.
Chaires-Francis has worked in the
district since 2002, beginning as a special education
teacher. She served as principal at Eagle Point
from 2009 until now. Please welcome her to the Schuyler community
when you have the opportunity!
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.
-- Schuyler makes solid progress
On Oct. 31,
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced
that Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy was among 61
schools identified under the state's receivership law
that showed "demonstrable improvement" in the past year.
Schuyler showed significant
progress on performance measures agreed to by the
district and the state, the commissioner said. Those
measures included more students performing at Level 2
and above in ELA and math, improved attendance, and
significantly lower suspension rates.
Elia based the demonstrable
improvement decisions primarily upon the degree to which
schools achieved their progress targets. Each school’s
Demonstrable Improvement Plan included a minimum of ten
indicators that were submitted by the superintendent
receiver and approved by the commissioner or selected by
the State Education Department for the school. According
to law, indicators could include student achievement and
growth on state measures; reduction in achievement gaps
among specific groups of students; graduation rates;
student attendance; suspension rates; student safety;
and parent and family engagement.
Later this year, Elia is
expected to announce which schools can be removed from
receivership based on meeting their progress targets.
The City School District of Albany and
Schuyler Achievement Academy, in partnership
with the school's Community Engagement Team, have
worked since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year
to meet the requirements of New York's receivership law. At that time, Schuyler was one of
144 New York schools that met the definition of
“struggling” or “persistently struggling” under the new
law. Schuyler was designated a struggling school because
overall student performance on state tests significantly
lagged behind other schools in the state for more than
Learn more about the receivership process here.
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
- Tuesday, Nov. 21 -- PTA
Harvest Festival, 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 22 --
Parent Teacher Conference Day, no school
- Thursday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 24
-- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
- Thursday, Nov. 29 --
Picture Re-Take Day
- Monday, Dec. 4 --
Perfect Attendance Luncheon, noon
- Tuesday, Dec. 5 --
Special education parent workshop, Harriet
Gibbons Student Services Center, 75 Watervliet
Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 12 --
Coffee and Donuts with the Principal,
- Wendesday, Dec. 13 --
Winter Concerts, 2:30 and 6 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 22 --
Caroling on the Stairs, 2 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 25-Monday, Jan. 1
-- Holiday Recess, no school
2017-18 news and information
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