Registration and address changes during closure

Our closure due to COVID-19 includes our Central Registration Office, meaning that new families cannot register in person at this time.

Currently, registration can be completed online or via mail for new students in grades 9-12, and students selected in the magnet elementary and pre-K 4 lotteries. 

Please stay tuned for information on registration for all other students.

General information regarding the registration process, and access to required printable documents, may be found in our Registration section. For any additional questions, please call our Central Registration Office at (518) 475-6125. 

New student registration

New student registration is currently open for:

  • Students entering grades 9-12 in the 2020-21 school year
  • Students awarded a seat in the magnet elementary lottery for the 2020-21 school year
  • Students awarded a seat in pre-K for 4-year-olds program for the the 2020-21 school year

The registration process can be conducted either online or via regular mail due to the school closure and social distancing protocols. 

Please note that only students currently attending private, parochial or charter schools, and students entering from another school district, are required to register.

Students currently enrolled in eighth grade in one of the district middle schools do not have to register for Albany High School. 

Families that would like to register online and submit all required documents digitally can access our registration portal here

Families that would prefer to mail in the required registration documents can address those materials to: 

Central Registration
Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center
75 Watervliet Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Elementary lottery and registration updates

We have updated our timelines for elementary lottery and registration dates this spring due to the school closure. The updates affect the magnet and 4-year-old prekindergarten lottery and registration, kindergarten registration and the 3-year-old prekindergarten lottery and registration.

We will have more information about the registration process for each of these areas. Please stay tuned for details.

April 27 – Both lotteries will be conducted remotely

May 4-15 – Registration for magnet 

May 11-22 – Registration for 4-year-old pre-K

May 4-22 – Lottery applications available

June 3 – Lottery

June 15-July 9 – Registration for 3-year-old pre-K seats


July 6 – Kindergarten registration opens

Address changes

To accommodate address changes during the current shutdown, the form linked above and required documentation may be submitted by email or mail.

If you need a paper form or have any questions, please contact our Central Registration office at 518-475-6125 or

Please email the change of address form and required documents to  Please be sure to enter your child's name in the subject line.

Please mail the change of address form and required documents to:

Central Registration
Harriet Gibbons Student Services Center
75 Watervliet Ave.
Albany, NY 12206

Documentation must consist of a photo ID and two proofs of address.  Each must include the name and address of a parent or guardian and must be dated within 30 days prior of submitting the change of address form.  Acceptable proofs of address are listed below.

  • Lease or deed
  • Affidavit (a written statement signed under oath) from the person you pay rent to, saying you live there
  • A letter from the person you pay rent to saying you live there
  • Utility bill or other bill in your name
  • Voter registration card
  • Driver’s license, permit, or non-driver ID
  • State or other government issued ID
  • Documents from a government agency or the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • Cell phone/telephone bill (welcome letter from phone company is acceptable)
  • Satellite/cable television bill or installation receipt
  • Furniture rental statement (e.g. Aaron’s, Rent-A-Center)
  • Auto insurance ID card
  • DSS documentation
  • Payroll check (dated within the last two weeks) or income tax from
  • Social security statements
  • Auto insurance ID card