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Abrookin Career and Technical Center

Abrookin Career and Technical Center

Grades 9-12

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99 Kent St., Albany, NY 12206(click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6400

Fax: (518) 475-6402


House Principal: Andrea Marques



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About Abrookin
Career and technical education have a long, successful history in the City School District of Albany, going back to at least 1914. The building at 99 Kent St. opened in 1974 as the Albany Occupational Center. The school was renamed Abrookin Career and Technical Center in 1994 in honor of the late Emanuel "Manny" Abrookin, a longtime Albany school board member, a career-education advocate and a 2013 inductee into the City School District of Albany Hall of Fame.


Part of Albany High School, Abrookin offers:

  • Career education for students in grades 9-12.

  • Specialized programs in culinary arts, technology education, cosmetology, technical arts, life skills and many other fields.

  • An extended-day program that has become one of the district's most successful alternative-education programs.

  • Career Explorations in education, health care, finance, law and engineering.

  • A cutting-edge Career Academy that provides high-tech education for students looking for a different high-school experience.

Receivership process

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. 


Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17
    • Coffee Clutch, 8 a.m.
    • Grade 8 Academy Information Night, 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27 -- ACT exam, 8 a.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 29-Thursday, Nov. 1 -- Underclassmen school pictures
  • Saturday, Nov. 3 -- SAT exam, 8 a.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 5 -- Freshman, JV and varsity winter sports begin
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6 -- No school for students, Superintendent's Conference Day
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7 -- Chamber Concert, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 -- PTSA and Parent University, 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 9 -- First quarter ends
  • Monday, Nov. 12 -- No school, Veterans Day
  • Tuesday, Nov. 13 -- 2019-20 Albany High School academy lottery applications due
  • Thursday, Nov. 15 -- Financial Aid (FAFSA) Help Night, 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 16 -- Library Lock-In, 6-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 17 -- Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, 10 a.m.
  • Monday, Nov. 19 -- Booster Club meeting, 6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21 -- No school for students, Parent-Teacher Conference Day
  • Thursday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 23 -- No school, Thanksgiving Recess
  • Monday, Nov. 26 -- Spirit Week begins

2018-19 news     

  • 2019-20 academy lottery applications available – Applications are available for the lottery to determine placement in Albany High School’s four academies for the 2019-20 school year. Click here to download an information booklet and application. (MORE)

  • Beat the rush! Get schedules and more early -- All Albany High School students can get their schedules, IDs and more on Wednesday between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at their academy office. Learn more here. The first day of classes for freshmen is Thursday, and you can download a schedule for that day here. Classes start Friday for students in grades 10-12.

  • Summer grads join Class of 2018 -- Albany High School's Class of 2018 grew by 26 on Aug. 22 as the school celebrated its summer graduates at a special ceremony at William S. Hackett Middle School. (MORE)

  • Important information for the new school year -- The first day of school for students in grade 9 is Thursday, Sept. 6 and the first day of school for students in grades 10-12 is Friday, Sept. 7. Please see this letter from Principal Jodi Commerford containing important information about student schedules, calendar dates, school procedures and more.

  • Summer Regents review through Aug. 15 -- Starting July 23, Albany High School Summer School will offer review classes for more than a dozen Regents exams scheduled for Aug. 16 and 17. Click here for a schedule of review classes and exams. Please note that summer school, the review classes and Regents exams are at William S. Hackett Middle School due to construction at Albany High.

  • Sophomore tapped for statewide athletics committee -- Albany High School sophomore Toussaint Santicola Jones has been chosen to be one of 14 new members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). (MORE)

School times

  • 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


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