Public and Charter Schools

Arbor Hill Elementary School

Rosalind Gaines-Harrell, Principal
E-mail: rgaines-harrell@albany.k12.ny.us

About Arbor Hill Elementary School
Built in 1973, Arbor Hill Elementary School is located on Arbor Drive, across the street from Whitney M. Young Jr,. Health Center. The building has undergone a two-year renovation project that will finish this summer.

When students return in September, they will learn in a modernized facility with new computers in every classroom, walls and doors surrounding every classroom (as opposed to being open classrooms), new computer and science labs, an indoor atrium and a new heating and cooling system.

Also in September, students will be able to walk to their “new” school across a new pedestrian bridge that will span Manning Boulevard and link the school to Skyline Apartments and Lark Street.

School times
• Before-school child care begins — 7:30 a.m.
• Morning drop off is available — 8 a.m.
• Breakfast begins — 8:40 a.m.
• School day begins — 9:05 a.m.
• School day ends — 3:35 p.m.
• After-school child care ends — 6 p.m.
Points of distinction
• Voluntary uniform policy that starts in September 2010
• Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten programs offered
• Before- and after-school child care provided
• ATLAS community school, meaning that it uses a comprehensive reform design dedicated to improving learning. In ATLAS communities, students, teachers, administrators and families work together to graduate students who exhibit a deep understanding of their world and the habit of living by and with that understanding.
• Recipient of Pathfinder Award for Outstanding Educational Achievement
• Located on extensive grounds surrounded by beautiful landscaping

Kipp Tech Valley

1 Dudley Heights
Albany, NY 12210
Albany NY Mr. Dan Ceaser
Title: School Leader
Tel: 518-694-9494
Fax: 518-694-9411
Email: dceaser@kipptechvalley.org
Kipp Tech Valley charter school is a tuition-free, open enrollment college preparatory public middle school located in Albany, New York. In 2005, KIPP Tech Valley Charter School opened its doors to its founding class of fifth graders with a commitment to prepare every student for high school, college and beyond. Today, KIPP Tech Valley is the highest performing middle school in Albany and the only charter school in New York to have 100 percent of its eighth graders reach or exceed proficiency on the English Language Arts and Math New York State Assessments. KIPP Tech Valley currently enrolls 320 fifth through eighth graders.

North Albany Academy

Prekindergarten-Grade 8

570 North Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12204 (click here for directions)
Phone: 475-6800
Fax: 475-6802
Web site: http://naa.albany.k12.ny.us

Dale Getto, Principal
E-mail: dgetto@albany.k12.ny.us
David Amodeo, Assistant Principal
E-mail: damodeo@albany.k12.ny.us

About North Albany Academy
The former Public School 20 is the City School District of Albany’s only school serving students in prekindergarten through Grade 8. Renovated in 2004-05 as part of the district’s ongoing facilities project for elementary and middle schools, North Albany Academy enjoys a unique partnership with the adjoining North Albany YMCA, which provides the school’s students access to a pool, gym, track and a branch of the Albany Public Library.

The school is proud to be able to provide a range of programs and services to take care of children’s academic needs and provide health and wellness services on-site. These services include mobile dental health services through a partnership with St. Peter’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

North Albany Academy faculty and staff provide a safe and welcoming environment for children and have high expectations for good behavior and academic success.

School times
• Building opens: 7:40 a.m.
• Breakfast begins: 8:10 a.m.
• School day begins: 8:30 a.m.
• School day ends: 3 p.m.
• After-school programs end: 6 p.m.
Points of distinction
• Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten
• Voluntary school uniforms
• Daily Webcasts of the morning announcements at www.albanyschools.org/schools/northalbany/nrthalb.htm
• Albany County Outstanding Youth and Community Service award

West Hill Middle School

About West Hill Middle School
West Hill Middle School is the newest school in the City School District of Albany. The school opened in September 2015 to serve students in grades 6-8 who were displaced by the closure of the Brighter Choice charter middle schools at the end of the 2014-15 school year. In 2016-17, the school is serving students in grades 7-8.

The district renamed the school West Hill to honor the Albany neighborhood in which it is located.
West Hill served about 275 students in grades 6-8 during the 2015-16 school year. It will serve students in grades 7-8 only in 2016-17 as the district plans for a new middle-school location for the 2017-18 school year.

School times
• Building opens — 7:35 a.m.
• Breakfast begins — 7:35 a.m.
• School day begins — 8 a.m.
School day ends — 3 p.m.

Hackett Middle School

About Hackett Middle School
Built in 1926 and named after Albany’s 67th mayor, William S. Hackett Junior High School was one of the first junior high schools in the United States that served grades 7-9. The school became a middle school in 1974 with grades 7-8, and grade 6 was added in 2000.

Hackett was extensively renovated starting in 2005. The building reopened in September 2008. In addition to a restoration of the building’s exterior, ceramic tiles and windows in the school’s magnificent foyer were restored to their original glory, and every floor and wing was overhauled and updated with state-of-the-art technology.

School times
• Building opens — 7:45 a.m.
• Breakfast begins — 7:45 a.m.
• School day begins — 8 a.m.
• School day ends — 3 p.m.
After-school clubs and sports programs end — 4 p.m. or 5 p.m., depending on the program (some athletic activities may end later than 5 p.m.)

KIPP:Tech Valley Charter School

Academics
In August of 2005, KIPP: TECH VALLEY opened its doors with the promise that hard work would lead to academic success and the road to college for underserved children in Albany. Eight years later, results continue to show that KIPP: TECH VALLEY students have made impressive academic gains, proving that KIPP’s “no shortcuts” philosophy pays off.

The KIPP program of structure and high expectations combined with more time in the classroom has paid off. On last year’s New York State math and ELA assessments, KIPP: TECH VALLEY eighth graders outperformed the Albany City School District average in English language arts, and outperformed the district in mathematics. Looking back in 2009, KIPP: TECH VALLEY was one of only 11 schools in the entire state to receive 100% passing results in both math and ELA on the New York State Exams. Like 2012, KIPP: TECH VALLEY outperformed all public middle schools in the Capital Region on the NYSTP math exam in 2011. Historically, the majority of students enrolling at KIPP: TECH VALLEY score in the lowest quartile on national tests. In the fall of 2012, only 13% of entering 5th graders passed the NYSTP ELA exam in the 4th grade at their previous school. Less than 1/3 of those same students passed their 4th grade NYSTP mathematics exam at their previous school.

321 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12210
P: (518) 694-9494
F: (518) 694-9411

Green Tech High Charter School

Mission
Green Tech High Charter School prepares young men to complete high school with a Regents diploma so they will have the opportunity to attend college or choose an alternative, responsible career path as they enter adulthood. Green Tech High will succeed in this mission by providing a complete high school curriculum, backed by a philosophy and culture, that ensures every student will attain the skills and coursework necessary for a Regents diploma, including the use of computer technology, providing an understanding of how technology impacts our future and instills a knowledge of environmental factors including human impact and sustainability.
School Philosophy
Green Tech High Charter School was founded on the belief that all students are capable of developing the skills, motivation and perseverance required to prepare them to complete college. Well-taught classes, combined with 1-on-1 attention and a positive culture, can allow all students to become college-ready.

Green Tech High Charter School
99 Slingerland St., Albany, NY 12202
Phone: 518-694-3400
Fax: 518-694-3401
Email: frontdesk@greentechhigh.org

Philip J. Schuyler Achievement Academy

About Schuyler Achievement Academy
Opened in 2004, Schuyler Achievement Academy was one of the first projects completed in the City School District of Albany’s sweeping plan to rebuild or renovate all its elementary and middle schools. This modern, award-winning facility is a blend of the school most recently known as Opportunity School 21 and a new structure added to enlarge the school.

The school’s “full-service” model allows it to take care of children’s academic needs as well as provide a range of health and wellness services. These services include mobile dental health services through our partnership with St. Peter’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House, and school-based health services through our partnership with Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services, in addition to mental health and other wellness services.
At the end of the 2015-16 school year, Schuyler students created a video to tell the world about their commitment to excellence.
Prekindergarten-Grade 5
School times
• Building opens: 8:40 a.m.
• Breakfast begins: 8:40 a.m.
• School day begins: 9 a.m.
• School day ends: 3:35 p.m.
• After-school child care ends: 5:45 p.m.
Points of distinction
• Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten programs
• Voluntary school uniforms
• Full-service school
YMCA after-school child care
676 Clinton Ave., Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 475-6700
Fax: 475-6704
Web site: http://schuylerachievementacademy.weebly.com/

Sheridan Preparatory Academy

About Sheridan Preparatory Academy
The newly constructed Sheridan Preparatory Academy opened its doors in September 2004. The school is part of the City School District of Albany’s comprehensive facilities plan to create smaller, more personal learning spaces where students have the technology necessary to succeed.

The school is proud to be able to provide a range of programs and services to take care of children’s academic needs and provide health and wellness services on-site. These services include a school-based health center through the Whitney M. Young Health Center and a mobile dental health services program through a partnership with St. Peter’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

School hours
• Building opens: 7:30 a.m.
• Breakfast begins: 7:30 a.m.
• School day begins: 8 a.m.
• School day ends: 2:30 p.m.
• After-school child care ends: 6 p.m.
Points of distinction
• Full-day prekindergarten and kindergarten
• YMCA extended-day program
• Full-service neighborhood-school model
• School-based health center
Voluntary school uniform program
400 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Phone: 475-6850
Fax 475-6852

Zuleika Sanchez-Gayle, Principal
E-mail: zsanchez@albany.k12.ny.us
Michael Barber, Assistant Principal
E-mail: mbarber2@albany.k12.ny.us

Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls K-4

Brighter Choice Charter Schools remain the only single-gender tuition-free elementary public schools serving the Capital Region. Established in 2002, the girls’ school provides parents a unique opportunity to give their daughter a gender specific education, as offered at many private academies. The Brighter Choice model combines high academic standards, a nurturing environment and heightened accountability. This combination provides children the exceptional urban elementary education they deserve.

Brighter Choice Charter School for Girls accommodates students with disabilities, English language learners and participates in the free and reduced meals program.

250 Central Ave | Albany, NY 12206 Phone: 518-694-4100
Tia Corniel Principal
Email: BCCSGinfo@brighterchoice.org

Brighter Choice Charter Schools for Boys K-4
Brighter Choice Charter Schools remain the only single-gender tuition-free elementary public schools serving the Capital Region. Established in 2002, the boys’ school provides parents a unique opportunity to give their son a gender specific education, as offered at many private academies. The Brighter Choice model combines high academic standards, a nurturing environment and heightened accountability. This combination provides children the exceptional urban elementary education they deserve.
116 N Lake Ave | Albany, NY 12206 | 518-694-8200
Karen Mclean Principal
Email: boys@brighterchoice.org

Henry Johnson Charter School

Kindergarten-Grade 4
The Mission of Henry Johnson Charter School is to ensure that all scholars reach the highest levels of scholastic achievement in an environment that instills character, virtue, and “habits of mind” that ensure success both within and outside the classroom: diligence, courage, respect, self-reliance, duty, and responsibility.
Henry Johnson Charter School is a learning community where every scholar achieves academic excellence while developing exceptional character.
Dr. Tiffani Curtis – Principal
30 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206
(518) 432-4300

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