Coxsackie-Athens High School
Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Possibilities

Coxsackie-Athens High School, with just over 450 students and 50 faculty and staff, is located approximately half an hour south of the city of Albany. Our small school atmosphere, quickly developing 21st century technological platform, and wide variety of unique programs merge to provide each of our students with a highly relevant and personalized learning experience aimed at preparing them to be  career and college ready within the context of TODAY’S world!

As we open the 2014-2015 school year, students have the opportunity to take advantage of over 30 college-credit bearing courses.  The incoming ninth grade is the first to work within a pilot “pathways” model, including one-to-one iPads and an interdisciplinary grade-level teamed approach, making instruction more student-centered, connected to the real world, and hands-on.  All students have access to “Power Lunches” with professionals from a variety of fields. Program opportunities have been greatly expanded via two Distance Learning labs, allowing students access to nearly a dozen new courses, including Mandarin Chinese and American Sign Language.  Our Math program starts this year with all required courses in the Advanced Regents sequence having extended instructional time.  Students who are struggling engage in extra help “labs” which are taught by a content-certified teacher.

At Coxsackie-Athens High School our mission is to prepare “today’s youth for tomorrow’s possibilities.”  Our goal is to make sure that each young person in our school has access to rigorous programs, as well as opportunities to explore the real world connections that make instruction relevant and engaging.   There are many new and innovative initiatives on the horizon.  We encourage you to join us in this important work.   Please feel free to contact us at any time. 

Heath C. Hanley
Building Principal

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  • Homecoming 2014!

    Click here for the complete list of Homecoming 2014 events.

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  • Open Add/Drop Course Period Complete

    The open period for schedule changes is complete. Any additional requests will only be reviewed for critical situations, or for adding a course in place of a study hall, where applicable. Any requests that are reviewed will require parent, teacher, and administrative approval, and any withdraws granted will result in a "w" appearing on your transcript.

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  • Parking Information for Students at the High School

    All driving students may park in any spot in front of the high school between now and Sept 18th. Between now and then, students should stop by to collect and complete parking registration forms with Mrs. Cure in the Main Office. On Sept. 19th students will receive their parking sticker, indicating the assigned and numbered spot that each will use for the remainder of the year. Assigned parking begins Monday, Sept. 22nd. Parking is free to all students.

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  • High School 'Good News' for September

    Please click here for the 'Good News' report from the High School.

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  • ReTake Day for Senior Portraits

    Friday, September 25th is Senior Portrait ReTake Day. If you have not had a senior portrait taken, or you want to have your portrait taken over, you will need to make an appointment. Please call Sharon at Lifetouch and she will directly schedule you for the 25th. Her number is 518.767.9948 x210.

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  • CA Students Featured at Hudson Arts Walk

    The following one-act plays written by last year's C-A juniors that will be performed as staged readings at the annual Arts Walk Festival in Hudson, N.Y. in October (sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts). “Camping Trip” by Katie Geiss. “The Elevator” by James Buchanan and Aliyah Poinsette. “First Responder Nightmare” by Allison Stanton and Caitlin Sitcer. “Poor Zachary” by Meghan Marafioti, Gabriella Peters, and Julia Reeves. “The Survey” by Amanda Chiesa. Congratulations to all the student playwrights!

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  • Counseling Office News

    Please click here for a link to the Fall 2014 edition of the Counseling Newsletter.

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  • National Honor Society Information

    National Honor Society Applications can now be picked up in MS Room 127 all applications are due by Monday September 29th at 3:20pm. All applicants must sign a submission form when they drop the application back off at room 127. No applications will be accepted after 3:20pm on September 29th. Please click here for a link to the application.

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  • High School '14-'15 Class Syllabus List

    Click here for the High School Class Syllabus list for the 2014-2015 school year. If you are taking a course that is not listed here, please contact the teacher directly via email for more information.

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  • Information for Seniors with the "Late Arrival" Privilege in the event of a Delayed Opening

    Please click here for the appropriate arrival times during delays.

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HS Daily Announcements

  • Attention all students:  You cannot attend your club, sport or any other extra-curricular activities if you arrive to school after 10:00 without an excusable reason.  In addition, if you are absent for the day or released early from the nurse due to illness you are not permitted to come back to school to attend an event.
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  • CA boys beat Cairo-Durham and Hunter Tannersville in Tuesday's Cross Country meet but lost to Mindham-Ashland-Jewett.  Top boys were Kareel Slager, Jonnie Baxter and Ben Pacuk.  The girls swept the mountain top school beating all 3, top girls were Tara Josberger and Stephanie Chase.  The girls are still undefeated.
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  • The Varsity Girls Volleyball team shocked Catskill Tuesday night by defeating them 3 games to 1.  Stellar service was delivered by Nicole Marino, Caroline Hanna and Amy Balint (who also dealt 4 aces).  Communication and control were key with Ashley Millett, Deb Greco, Julia Reeves, Molly Oliviera and Sage Pahl fighting for every point.  A great match by all.  You ladies are awesome!  The JV girls also stood strong chalking up another victory.  Aces were wild as Melody Irwin, Kaleigh Griffin, Samantha McCarten, Cheyenne Warren and Liz Dufkin all chipped in.  Great games, girls! 
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  • On Wednesday, September 17th the Language Club will be holding it's 1st meeting.  All interested students are welcome to attend, 9th period in Mrs.Decker's room.
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  • The students for Veterans Club will have it's informational meeting on Wednesday September 17th in Ms. Bryan's room (155).  Stop by and join us for our first meeting of the year.  If you can not attend see Alexa Reilly or Ms. Bryan for more details.
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  • Attention all juniors and seniors who plan to take the PSAT in October or the SAT in October or November, the ELA section of the SAT Review Class will begin on Wednesday, October 17 at 4pm in Miss Bryan's room, 155.  There is no cost for the class.  Please sign up in the counseling office and see Miss Bryan if you have any questions.
    SAT study guides are available for students taking the class that begins Wednesday.  All students must have a guide/  The cost is 16.50 and can be purchased from Miss Bryan in room 155. 
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  • Are you interested in writing?  In photography?  In graphic design?  Do you like to meet new people and learn new things?  If so, then the CA Circuit Student Newspaper needs you!  Come to the student newspaper club's 1st meeting on Wednesday September 17 during 9th period in HS toom 157.  All interested students are welcome.
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  • The High School Student Council will meet on Monday, September 22 during 9th period in the Auditorium to elect officers.  All members must attend.  
    HOMECOMING 2014 is here!  You do not want to miss out on the exciting events that are planned.  Kick off your week at the Homecoming Dance on Friday, 09.19 from 7:00-10:00.
    Monday starts SPIRIT WEEK, so make sure you are ready to show your patriotism on 'Merica Monday!
    Tuesday is Sports Team Tuesday, Wednesday is Warrior Wednesday, Thursday is Class Color Day and we round out the week with Big Blue Friday for our Homecoming Pep Rally.
    A complete list of Homecoming events can be found on the HS website. 
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  • SUNY Geneseo will be in the Student Services office to answer questions from interested Juniors & Seniors on September 18th at 8:30am.  
    Hudson Valley Community College Fair will be held on September 24th.  Please see Mrs. Mousseau if you would like further information. Permission slips for this trip are due at this time.  Students are reminded to bring lunch money or a bag lunch. Students will return by 2:15 that afternoon.
    Attention All Students:  The Add/Drop Period is now over.  Schedule changes are complete.  Any additional requests will only be reviewed for critical situations and will require administrative, teacher & parent approval and will result as a dropped course showing on your transcript.  Enjoy your year! 
    A college representative from Mount Saint Mary will be in Student Services on Wednesday, September 17 at 12:30.  If you would like an appointment please see Mrs. Mousseau.
    A representative from SUNY Geneseo will be in Student Services on Thursday, September 18 at 8:30.  If you would like an appointment please see Mrs. Mousseau.
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  • Technology Services will be hosting an after school help session for any students who need assistance with their iPads next Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (September 17, 18, 19) in the HS School Library during 9th period.  Students who need assistance with wifi, email, apple id creation, downloading apps, etc. are encouraged to attend.
    Attention all students:  The locker that is assigned to you is YOUR locker.  You may not, under circumstances, switch lockers with another person or take another person's locker as your own.  If you have any unauthorized switches of lockers up to this point, this must be changed back to the original assignments.  As we move through the year, if we find that anyone has switched lockers beyond this point, you will be subject to disciplinary action.     
    Picture Retake Day at the HS will be on Tuesday, 10.28.  All students who have not yet gotten their picture taken should report to the auditorium on that day to do so. 
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