Albany High lottery applications available; deadline is Nov. 13
ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct.
10, 2017) – Applications are available for the lottery to
determine placement in Albany High School’s four academies for the
2018-19 school year.
Click here to download an information booklet and application.
Each of Albany High's
four unique academies has its own theme. Each offers electives specific
to that theme, and the themes also are woven into the core curriculum.
However, students also can take electives in different academies and the
electives are equally available to all.
The themes are:
global awareness and multiculturalism
Electives: Upper-level classes in
social studies and foreign language
communication and performing arts
Upper-level classes in English, music and
technology and engineering
Upper-level classes science, technology
civic and social responsibility
Upper-level classes in math and business
The Albany High
lottery is open to all incoming freshmen and new students, as well as to
current Albany High students wishing to change academies for next school
year. Students need to submit a lottery application to increase their
chances of entering the academy of their choice.
The lottery will
include caps to help balance enrollment across the four academies. For
each academy, the lottery will randomly select 175 students who listed
that academy as their first choice on the application. Remaining seats
available in that academy then will be randomly filled with students who
selected it as their second, third or fourth choice.
Monday, Oct. 16-Tuesday, Oct. 17
-- Academy principals will visit each
middle school to discuss each academy's unique offerings
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 18 --
MIddle school guidance counselors will begin meeting with
eighth-graders in each of the district's three middle schools
Wednesday, Oct. 18
-- Academy Information Night for Eighth-grade Families -- Albany
High School, 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 13
-- Lottery application deadline
– 2018-19 lottery, Albany High School, 10 a.m.
If you would like an application booklet in
addition to the version each district eighth-grade student will receive
download one here. You also can
pick one up
at Central Registration, located at 75 Watervliet Ave.
Applications will be mailed to Albany families whose children currently
attend eighth grade in charter schools, and applications will be mailed
to private and parochial schools to share with their eighth-grade
Questions about Albany
Innovation Academy Principal Julie Barber at 475-6240 or
Questions about the lottery?
contact Cora Derocher at 475-6551 or
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High