AIC student smiling and writing in a notebook outside the school.

Albany International Center

Sixth through twelfth grade
Phone: 518-475-6900 | Fax: 518-475-6902
570 North Pearl St., Albany, NY 12204

The Albany International Center serves about 175 refugee and immigrant students in grades 6-12 from throughout the City School District of Albany who are in the early stages of learning English and will benefit from targeted instruction and support in all subjects.

The program is based at North Albany Academy. Students spend an average of two years in the program before returning to their middle school or Albany High School.

The program is considered transitional -- meaning that it gives students the tools and literacy skills they need to return to middle or high school and succeed. The program also provides emotional support services to students learning to assimilate to a new culture.

Albany International Center students receive specialized instruction in English as they gain academic skills in the core subjects of math, science, social studies and English language arts.

The also take required classes such as physical education and special area electives such as art. High school students earn credit toward graduation for the courses they take, all of which are aligned with state learning standards.

Teaching and learning are designed to accommodate and respect the cultural backgrounds and values of students.

All teachers in the program are certified either in English as a new language or general education. The program includes a bilingual social worker trained in dealing with trauma. All on staff to aid students and families is a home school coordinator who speaks four languages.

Once students strengthen their language skills, they'll return to their assigned middle school or Albany High School. The average stay in the program is one to two years.

Building opens 7:40 a.m.
Breakfast  7:40 a.m.
School begins 8 a.m.
School ends 3 p.m.

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SEP 18

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