on global leadership in business, legal studies and
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700 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12203(click
here for directions)
House Principal: William Rivers
Assistant House Principal: Suzann Cornell
Theme Coordinator: Amanda Weklar
Home School Coordinator: Torrie Chapple-Chapman
Guidance Counselors: Kristi Koldis and Karen Moorby
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Albany High School Counseling Center website
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Leadership Academy theme focuses on civil and social
responsibilities. Albany High's social studies and
foreign language electives are offered in Leadership
Academy (except Spanish 1, which is offered in all four
academies) and are available to all students. So are
Career and Technical Education programs in health
services and occupations, nursing, emergency medical
technician training, early childhood education and
adolescent psychology, and Career Explorations programs
in health and education.
A unique feature of
Leadership Academy is
a large-group instruction room designed to simulate the
General Assembly Room at the United Nations. Students
will use the U.N. Room for international debates, multimedia
presentations, guest presentations and research.
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.
Tuesday, Aug. 22 -- Class
of 2017 Summer Graduation Ceremony, Albany
High School auditorium, noon
- Tuesday, Sept. 5 -- First day of classes for freshmen only
- Wednesday, Sept. 6 -- First day of classes for sophomores, juniors and
- Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Friday, Sept. 8
-- School Picture Day
- Monday, Sept. 11
- PTSA meeting, 6 p.m.
- Booster Club meeting, 6:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 13 --
Open House, 6 p.m.
- Monday, Sept. 18 --
Parent University, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Sept. 20 --
Parent Coffee Clutch, 8-9 a.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 21 --
Rosh Hashana, no school
- Friday, Sept. 22
- Superintendent's Conference Day,
no school for students
- Hall of Fame Dinner and Inductions,
Italian-American Community Center, 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 23
- Wall of Fame Ceremony, 11 a.m.
- Homecoming Parade, noon
- Homecoming Game, 1:30 p.m.
- Homecoming Dance, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 24
- Falcon 5K, Washington Park,
- Fun Run, Washington Park, 10:30
- Wednesday, Sept. 27 --
College Fair, 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Sept. 28 --
Financial Aid Night, 6:30 p.m.
The first day of classes for freshmen is Sept.
5. The first day of classes for sophomores, juniors
and seniors is Sept. 6
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
follow 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 Leadership Academy office
at 475-6250 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.