communications and the arts
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700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203(click
here for directions)
Phone: (518) 475-6220
Fax: (518) 475-6242
House Principal: Michael Elliott
Assistant House Principal: Sal Villa (acting)
Home School Coordinator: TBD
Phone: (518) 475-6235
Guidance Counselors: Kim Baker and
Phone: (518) 475-6260
Albany High School's website
Albany High School Counseling Center website
Visit the Albany High School Theatre Ensemble website
Visit the Albany High Prisms Yearbook website
About Discovery Academy
Discovery Academy's theme focuses on communications and
performing and visual arts. Albany High's
upper-level classes in English, music and art are offered in
Academy and available to all students, as are Career and
Technical Education programs in cosmetology and career
and financial management.
Discovery Academy has a
state-of-the-art multimedia production facility that
includes equipment for music and video recording.
Discovery Academy also makes great use of Albany High's
existing theater, music and art spaces.
The City School District of Albany and
Albany High School, in partnership with the school's
Community Engagement Team, have been working since the
beginning of the 2015-16 school year to meet the
requirements of New York's new "receivership" law. At
that time, Albany High was one of 144 New York schools
that met the definition of “struggling” or “persistently
struggling” under the new law. Albany High was
designated a struggling school because overall student
performance on state tests significantly lagged behind
other schools in the state for more than three years.
The school has until the end of the
2016-17 school year to show progress. The state has set
"demonstrable improvement" guidelines for each school.
If a school does not meet those goals during the
allotted time, the state will require the district's
Board of Education to appoint a state-approved outside
receiver, removing the district’s ability to control
future decisions about the school.
Please visit our
Receivership section for complete updates on Albany
High's efforts to meet these goals during the 2015-16
and 2016-17 school years.
- Monday, Oct. 23 -- Parent
University, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 26 --
Financial Aid (FAFSA) Help Night, 4-7 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 28 -- ACT
exam, 8 a.m.
- Monday, Oct. 30 -- Parent
University: Restorative Justice, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 7 --
Superintendent's Conference Day, no school
- Friday, Nov. 10
- Veterans Day, no school
- First quarter ends
- Wednesday, Nov. 22 --
Parent Teacher Conference Day, no school
- Thursday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 24
-- Thanksgiving Recess, no school
An Albany High School teacher has
joined the ranks of City School District of Albany
teachers recognized as STEM master teachers. Shannon
Stevenson, an English-as-a-new-language living
environment teacher, was recognized Oct. 18 in the
state’s STEM Master Teacher Program, celebrating her
work to deliver innovative science, technology,
engineering and math education to their students. (MORE)
The health and safety of all students at Albany High
School and throughout the City School District of
Albany is a top priority for all of us. Please
click here to read an Oct. 18 letter from
Albany High Interim Principal Dale Getto with
important reminders for families regarding the
school's status as a closed campus. We appreciate
your cooperation and partnership in our efforts to
ensure the safety and well-being of every student,
Time to schedule senior
Attention Class of 2018, it's
time to schedule your senior photos!
Portraits will be taken between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
through July 21 at Lauren Studios, 50 Colvin Ave.
You can call Lauren Studios to make an appointment
at 866-696-8142. You also can make an appointment at
the prompts and create an online account. (MORE)
Regents review classes begin July 19
July 19, Albany High School will offer review
classes to help students prepare for Regents exams
Click here for a complete
schedule of review classes and times. Testing begins
Wednesday, Aug. 16 and runs through Thursday, Aug.
luck to all of our test-taking students!
Get an exam schedule and more here.
Lawson deemed 'Men of Valor'
Congratulations to Albany High School alums and
staffers Issac Cancer (’82) and Decky Lawson (’93)
for being named 2017 Men of Valor by the Frank
Chapman Memorial Institute. (MORE)
If your child is absent from school
for any reason, please call the Discovery Academy office
at (518) 475-6230 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.