Abrookin Career and Technical Center
St., Albany, NY 12206(click here for directions)
Fax: (518) 475-6402
House Principal: Andrea
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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:
education for students in grades 9-12.
Specialized programs in culinary arts, technology
education, cosmetology, technical arts, life skills
and many other fields.
extended-day program that has become one of the
district's most successful alternative-education
Explorations in education, health care, finance,
law and engineering.
cutting-edge Career Academy that provides high-tech education for students looking
for a different high-school experience.
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, Feb. 12
- PTSA meeting, 6 p.m.
- Booster Club meeting, 6:45 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 19 - Friday, Feb. 23
-- Winter Recess, no school
Coach Lawson passes
century mark --
Decky Lawson got a special
shout-out Feb. 13 for hitting a 100-win milestone in
his six-year career coaching Albany High School
girls’ varsity basketball.
And he was presented with a commemorative ball
before a scrimmage against a team from Marks High
School in Skene, Sweden.
Regents exams Jan. 22-25 -- Albany
High School will hold Regents exams in several
subjects beginning Monday and running through
Thursday, Jan. 25.
Click here for a test schedule. There will be no
classes at Albany High during Regents exams. All
students should return for a regular school day on
Friday, Jan. 26.
Good luck to all of our test-takers!
Falcons bowling achievement
-- Albany High School freshman Jedrek Arasim had the
high game and second-highest series at the
Schenectady New Years Bowling Invitational on Jan.
avert critical blood shortage -- Albany
High School on Jan. 11 held a blood drive to help
avert critical blood shortages locally and
nationwide. Rolling up their sleeves alongside
students and staff were Mr. Eric Adams, husband of
Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams, and Albany Mayor
Kathy Sheehan. (MORE)
Regents review underway --
High School began offering review classes on Jan. 8
to help students prepare for Regents exams at the
end of the month.
Click here for a complete schedule of review
classes and times. Testing begins Monday, Jan. 22.
also can view information
here about Albany High's "Seal of Biliteracy"
program for students that can speak, understand and
write in more than one language. (MORE)
2018-19 course books to be distributed Jan.
Albany High School students will receive course listing books in
homeroom on Thursday, Jan. 4 and Friday, Jan. 5.
Students, please review the course books to prepare
for upcoming appointments to plan your schedule for
the next school year. Click on the highlighted text
a snapshot of next year's course offerings or to
the full course catalogue.
Albany High's Heller
earns national distinction -- Albany High
School senior Max Heller was among the short list of
nominees for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars
program that the New York State Department of
Education released Nov. 30. (MORE)
Lady Falcons swim to sectionals --
After one of its
strongest regular seasons in recent years, the
Albany High School girls’ swimming team will send 10
student-athletes to compete in 16 events at the
Section II Division I championships at Shenendehowa
on Nov. 3 and 4. (MORE)
Albany High teacher named 'STEM Master
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)
reminders -- 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,
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
You can reach the academies at the following phone
Citizenship Academy -- (518) 475-6220
Discovery Academy -- (518) 475-6230
Innovation Academy -- (518) 475-6240
Leadership Academy -- (518) 475-6250