Abrookin Career and
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99 Kent St., Albany, NY
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Phone: (518) 475-6400
Fax: (518) 475-6402
Academy Principal: Andrea Marques
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Four unique academies. One great education.
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.
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's Online
Success Program (OSP)
It is with enthusiasm and commitment
to academic improvement that Albany High School presents
a unique and unprecedented opportunity for students to
enroll in the Online Success Program (OSP).
OSP provides students a chance to
recover course credit and seat time from previous
marking periods. As educators, we believe in the
importance of what we teach, but mostly, we believe in
who we teach. This opportunity will allow educators,
parents and students to enter a contract that, if
upheld, will allow students to earn back course credit,
and ultimately, improve academic achievement. Visit our
OSP section to find out more.
Procedures for school
Throughout the school year, and
especially during the months of wintry weather, Albany
High School follows a specific schedule when a two-hour
delay is required at the start of school. Click here for
more information about these procedures and the daily
class schedule when there is a two-hour delay.
Friday, Sept. 6 -- First day of
school, freshmen only
Monday, Sept. 9
- First day of school,
sophomores, juniors and seniors
Booster Club meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept.12 -- PTSA
meeting and Parent University, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Dads Take
Your Child to School Day
Wednesday, Sept. 18 -- Career
and Technical Education Night, Abrookin, 5:30
Sunday, Sept. 22 -- Falcon 5K
and Fun Run, Washington Park
- 5K Run, 9:30 a.m.
Fun Run, 10:30 a.m.
- Monday, Sept. 23-Friday,
Sept. 27 -- Senior portraits
Wednesday, Sept. 25
- College and Career Fair,
House, 6 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 26
-- Financial Aid Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 27 -- Last day
for senior portraits
Monday, Sept. 30 -- Rosh
Hashana, no school
Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.
Classes begin at 7:50 a.m.
Dismissal is at 2:50 p.m.
Absence from school
If your child is absent from school
for any reason, please call his or her academy office
each day of the absence. When your child returns to
school, please provide a written excuse and a doctor's
note if one is available.
You can reach the academies at the
following phone numbers:
Citizenship Academy -- (518) 475-6220
Discovery Academy -- (518) 475-6230
Innovation Academy -- (518) 475-6240
Leadership Academy -- (518) 475-6250