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.
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The 9th Grade Class will be hosting our annual Entertainment Book fundraiser! We'll be matching the online price of $20 and the book will be hand-delivered to you! Books will arrive soon but we're accepting pre-orders now! Please let Ms. Pray know if you would like a class officer to pick up your money or if you would like to see an example of this year's edition.
All students taking college level CGCC courses at CA should complete the CGCC registration forms at this time. The list of courses, information and the registration form are now available by clicking for links here or with the teachers and the counseling office. Completed registration forms must be turned in to the counseling office by January 15th.
Congratulations to Reed Nicolosi and Amber Lawson, who were nominated by Mr. Dial as two of our Most Improved Students during Quarter 1 at the High School. Each student received a gift card to Regal Cinemas as a certificate of recognition. Thanks to both of these students for helping to make CA shine.
C-A seniors -- Are you struggling to think of a topic for your personal essay to accompany your college application? If so, then see this document for sample essays written by this year's C-A seniors and juniors, along with commentary from C-A English teachers and School Counselors. Good luck!!
Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes 'spirit' on the rainbow flag. The Coxsackie-Athens Gay Straight Alliance observed Spirit Day on October 15th by wearing purple, handing out purple wristbands to anyone who signed the Spirit Day anti-bullying pledge and hosting a 'Bring a friend' party. Thanks to all of the supporters who are willing to take a stand to protect our students from discrimination!
CA Senior Meghan Ames attended September's Papal visit to New York City at the mass held in Madison Square Garden. Meghan's first-person account of the historic event was published in the C-A Circuit - click here for a link to the story and Meghan's photos.
While unfortunately on Saturday, September 26th, at the Homecoming Dance, we did have a student dislocate her knee by accident, one of our 9th graders, Dakota Anatriello, jumped into action and helped the team that assisted the injured student. Dakota serves as a junior volunteer with the local ambulance service. As soon as the injury occurred, he helped to get doors open, meet and guide the ambulance to the proper location outside of the building, and even assist the EMTs with getting proper supplies as they attended to our injured student. Dakota received a certificate of commendation from the school for his level-headed and extraordinary help at the Homecoming Dance. Well done, Dakota!