Abrookin Career and Technical Center
here for our 2018-19 school supply list
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 5 --
Materials pickup, individual student academy
offices, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 6 -- First
day of school for freshmen.
Friday, Sept. 7
-- First day of school for sophomores,
juniors and seniors.
Monday, Sept. 10 -- Rosh
Hashana, no school
Thursday, Sept. 13 -- PTSA
and Parent University, 5:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 17
- Sprit Week begins
Booster Club meeting, 6:45 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 18
- CTE Business Alliance meeting,
- CTE Welcome and
Information Night, 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
-- Yom Kippur, no school
Saturday, Sept. 22
- Wall of Fame Ceremony, 11 a.m.
Homecoming Parade, noon
Homecoming Game, 1:30 p.m.
Homecoming Dance, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 23
- Falcon 5K, Washington Park,
- Fun Run, Washington
Park, 10:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 25 --
Fall College Fair, 10 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Sept. 26
- Coffee with Counselors, 8 a.m.
Open House, 6 p.m.
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)
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