Coxsackie-Athens High School
This year, our students will have access to over 40 college-credit bearing courses, allowing for the completion of many, if not all, of the SUNY General Education requirements prior to high school graduation (at 1/3 the price). Struggling learners have flexible access to Rti "extra help" labs taught by a content-certified teacher. Our Distance Learning Program, now running in three rooms all day, has expanded career pathways electives, giving our students access to over 20 new electives, including sequences in American Sign Language and Mandarin Chinese. Internally, the talented faculty at C-A has created even more new electives.
We open this year as a fully 1-to-1 iPad high school, soon-to-be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School and currently 8th in the nation for the effective use of technology within instructional program for schools our size. A student-run Tech Help Team will now provide support for this platform. Our transition to the Common Core in Mathematics is facilitated by the continuation of extended instructional time for all students in our Regents sequence courses. While only in our second year as an official Project Lead the Way school, our new Robotics program is already winning competitions throughout the region, as are many of our amazing athletic teams.
On April 18th, students from both C-A Middle and High Schools attended the EMIR SENSINI concert at Averill Park High School. Emir is an Argentinian Spanish language singer who teaches language through music and shares a positive message about hope and following your dreams! Afterwards, students enjoyed Mexican cuisine at La Fiesta restaurant in Colonie.
Congratulations to C-A Sophomore Sophia Saccoccie for winning the gold medal in skiercross at the 2016 United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association Nationals held at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Sophie was the best out the 25 girls across the nation in her age group! Well done, Sophie!
Please click here for information on Coxsackie's River Sweep and Earth Day activities.
UFC veteran Tom Murphy is visiting all of our schools today to teach strategies on how to assist students who are being bullied. The program is called Sweethearts and Heroes and has been seen by over 1 million students nation wide. Thanks to Tom and his Partner Rick Yarosh for spending time at C-A!
Please click here for a link to the addition of the High School Guide to Program Planning that includes next year's distance learning classes.
Congratulations to the 2016 Prom King & Queen Candidates! King Candidates: Jonathan Baxter, John Ferenczy, Isaiah Garvey, Joseph Piccolo, Michael Wais, Nicholas Williams. Queen Candidates: Kathryn Casey, Alexandria Collum, Deana DiBennedetto, Meredith Ferenczy, Tara Josberger, Kerri VanAusdle. The 2016 Junior Prom will be held on Saturday, May 21st. Coronation of the Prom Court begins at 6pm in the HS auditorium, followed by dinner and dancing at Birch Hill.
When your student is out sick, please contact Mrs. Proper at 731.1802 or email@example.com to report the absence. This will prevent the automated call from the school to report the absence, however, a written excuse is required by New York State to excuse the absence and an excuse can only be accepted within 3 days of the absence. If your student will be out longer than initially expected and you would like to request homework, please contact the Student Services office at 731.1810.