Schuyler Achievement Academy
676 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY
here for directions)
Jalinda R. Soto, Principal
$4.3 million grant boosts
Schuyler's efforts to raise achievement
Education Department has awarded Philip Schuyler
Achievement Academy a three-year, $4.3 million grant to
assist the school's efforts to raise achievment for all
Improvement Grant began this school year and runs
through August 2016. It supports staff and programs that
are in line with State Ed's review of Schuyler and the
shared vision of the district and The Albany Promise, a
local community partnership created to support education
from cradle to career.
"These much-need funds will allow us
to build upon resources available to Schuyler
Achievement Academy students and their families," said
Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D. "The
State Education Department also has given us the
flexibility to tailor the services to meet the needs of
Visit our District News section to read more.
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.
Points of distinction
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
Nov. 28 -- Thanksgiving Day, no
- Friday, Nov. 29
-- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
Tuesday, Dec. 3 -- District
Spelling Bee, Hackett Middle School, 10 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12 -- Winter
Concert, 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 --
Second-quarter interim marking period ends
- Friday, Dec. 20 --
Caroling on the Stairs, 2 p.m.
- Monday, Dec. 23-Friday, Jan. 3
News and information
New community centers bolster students and
families -- The
City School District of Albany has partnered with
the State University of New York’s Office of the
Education Pipeline and the Boys and Girls Clubs of
Albany to provide new after-school programs for 400
students, including more than 60 from Schuyler
Achievement Academy. (MORE)
Top teachers get Golden Apples -- The
City School District of Albany celebrated 15 top teachers Oct. 23 at
the 2013 Golden Apple Awards.
District launches new monthly TV program
The City School District
of Albany is launching a new monthly television
program on Channel Albany/Channel 18, one of the
city’s new public-access channels. The first edition
of “Capital Education” airs Tuesday, Oct. 15, at
7:30 p.m. (MORE)
$4.3 million grant to help achievement
efforts at Schuyler --
City School District of Albany’s ongoing work to
raise achievement for all students received a
significant boost July 26 with the announcement
of a three year, $4.3 million State Education
Department grant to assist with improvements at
Philip Schuyler Achievement Academy. (MORE)
Click here to visit the
Photo Gallery for
the City School District of Albany.
Absence from school