Albany High School
Four unique academies. One great education.
Phone: 518-475-6200 | Fax: 518-475-6202
700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203
Albany High School is a comprehensive high school that serves about 2,500 students. With students from more than 40 countries and rich academic programming, Albany High’s halls, classes and culture reflect the richness of a world-class university setting.
Albany High features four smaller learning communities, or academies -- Citizenship, Discovery, Innovation and Leadership. Each academy offers the same core courses in English, math, science and social studies, and electives are grouped in relation to each academy's unique theme. However, all students are able to choose electives outside of their academy, selecting from the full scope of Albany High's rich and diverse course offerings.
The goal of this structure is to raise achievement for all students by increasing academic rigor and providing smaller learning environments with extra supports. Through extensive and ongoing training for teachers and administrators, Albany High will work through this new academy structure to motivate every student in an environment that challenges their intellect and nurtures their development. A full range of special-education and English-as-a-Second-Language services are provided in all four academies, and the Abrookin Career and Technical Center continues to offer all Career and Technical Education courses.
Albany High School's Abrookin Career and Technical Center offers 21st-century career and technical education (CTE) programming that ranges from students taking single classes in an area of interest to students completing a career pathway. Students enter “pathways” in skilled trades, applied sciences and technology that prepares students for an entry-level job, college or both.
Albany High School offers students a variety of academic experiences that can’t be found in other schools – options that can open doors to a wealth of college and career opportunities for all students.
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Construction is underway on a $179.9 million project to renovate and expand Albany High School. The project will add more than 250,000 square feet of new facilities and completely renovate the existing 378,000-square-foot complex. The project will expand the school's capacity to about 3,000 students; Albany High enrolls about 2,500 students currently and has run out of space to add new classrooms as the district's enrollment grows.