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.
Click here for the complete list of High School Summer Reading Assignments and Class Syllabus lists for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are taking a course that is not found on a syllabus, please contact the teacher directly via email for more information.
A reminder to incoming 9th graders and their parents that our annual 9th grade orientation is Weds., August 31st beginning at 6pm in the high school auditorium. Come meet with HS staff, learn what you need to know to be successful in your first year, try out your locker, and find your classes.
The C-A School Community continues to mourn the loss of Alyssa Christiana. We all are keeping Alyssa and her family in our thoughts and prayers. Services for Alyssa are scheduled to occur this Wednesday, June 29th from 4-7pm at the Community Life Church of Catskill. Services will be open to the public. The CACSD community will host a Celebration of Life, in honor of Alyssa, from 3-6 pm on Thursday, June 30th at the high school. All members of the school community who would like to join are invited to attend.
Congratulations to Valedictorian, Clarence Chan! Clarence Chan has performed at the highest academic level in all honors, accelerated, college, and AP level classes and he has earned an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in Math and Mastery in Science. As captain of the varsity soccer and volleyball teams, Clarence demonstrated leadership, sportsmanship, dedication, and athletic talent. Clarence was a leader in many clubs that he participated in at Coxsackie-Athens High School: Interact Club (Treasurer), World of Difference (Secretary), Drama Club (Treasurer and Stage Manager), Foreign Language Club (Treasurer), Library Club, National Honor Society (President), and Class Officer (Vice President). As an accomplished clarinet player, Clarence played in the school band and he participated in All County and NYSSMA competitions. Clarence has volunteered for many school and community fundraisers and events: Brooks Barbeque, YMCA Triathlon, Athens Firehouse Halloween party, Heermance Library remodeling project, Interact Club’s Adopt a Family, and Interact Club’s book fair to name a few. As a junior, Clarence attended The American Legion Boys State Seminar and he was crowned King at our Junior Prom. Clarence will be attending Harvard University in the fall as a Computer Science major.
Congratulations to Salutatorian, Benito Flores! Benito Flores has had outstanding grades in all honors, accelerated, college, and AP level classes during high school and he has earned an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors and Mastery in Math and Mastery in Science. As a member of the school community, Benito exhibited leadership, talent, and dedication as a varsity golf athlete, Interact Club Treasurer, World of Difference Club President, Library Club President, Foreign Language Club Cultural Ambassador, and National Honor Society Treasurer. Benito also demonstrated immense musical talent by acting in Drama Club musicals and playing the tuba in school band, All County band, and in NYSSMA competitions. Benito has volunteered an extensive amount of time mentoring and developing curriculum for the National Engineer’s Future City Competition, as a 4H Club President and judge, as a theater teacher for the Greene County Council of the Arts Sprouts Program, and as a peer tutor. As a sophomore, Benito was nominated by our school to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. Benito will be attending Yale University in the fall as a Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy major.
Your CA Indians brought home the Class B 2nd place plaque after falling in a battle against reigning State Champs Hoosic Valley on Wednesday, May 25 at the Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy. Hoosic Valley jumped out first with two runs scored on a double. The Indians struck back in the second, thanks to Vinny Multari's Grand Slam blast. Gil Bell started that inning off with a base hit while Adam Evans and Justice Middaugh walked to load the bases. Vinny Multari stepping in and nailed one over the wall in left center field of 'The Joe' to give CA a 4-2 advantage. The score remained 4-2 until the bottom of the 3rd when Hoosic Valley rallied for 3 runs. Hoosic tacked on another run in the 4th. CA sliced the lead to 6-5 with a run in the top of the 5th when James Squier singled, went to 2nd on a ground out and scored on Adam Evans' double. From there your Indians fought to hold Hoosic, but time wasn't on our side and the game ended at 8-5. Be sure to congratulate your Indians and coaches when you see them - it was season for the record books! CA closes out with a final record of 16-6. Thanks for a great season, boys! And a special thanks to all the CA fans who followed the Indians to Troy to show your Indian Pride! Click here for a few photos.