Coxsackie-Athens High School is located on a beautifully historic campus, approximately a half an hour south of the city of Albany. We are committed to providing each of our students with a world-class education that is focused on the needs of each of our young people as individuals.
With just over 500 students and 70 faculty and staff, we offer relevant and rigorous programs of study that are truly aimed at preparing our students to be “career and college ready” in a 21st century context. Our students, no matter their skills level, have access to pathways that will guarantee a successful outcome after graduation.
The young people on our campus are able to take advantage of numerous opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school, both through our AP programs as well as our active partnerships with SUNY Albany and Columbia Greene Community College. Additionally, our expanding implementation of technology allows students access to a variety of mobile learning devices, such as iPads, within many courses on a soon-to-be wireless campus. Students also are able to take advantage of a wide range of extracurricular and athletic opportunities.
At Coxsackie-Athens High School, our mission is to prepare “today’s youth for tomorrow’s possibilities.” and there are many new and exciting initiatives on the horizon. We encourage you join us in this important work. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
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On Monday, November 25th, 10 High School Student Council members joined forces with volunteers from around the Capital Region in preparation for the Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner. To learn more about their trip and for additional pictures, please click here.
C-A Junior, Tyler Cardinal, shared this past week an amazing connection that his family has with a major historical event. Tyler’s grandfather, Mr. Mahlon Cardinale of Athens, was serving in the Naval Honor Guard at the time of the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Cardinale, who at the time was only 19 years old, was one of the Naval Honor Guards who guarded the casket while in State at the White House. He also was one of the men who lifted the casket to a cart for transportation from the White House to the wagon that would ultimately bring it to the Capital. Tyler shared with students at the high school a picture of his grandfather escorting the President’s casket, as well as the gloves that we wore at the time. He says that his grandfather will never forget where he was at the time of the assassination; he was playing in the National Championship for the Armed Services Football Game. Tyler states, “I am proud of my grandfather for his service to our country and his President.” The entire C-A community is proud of the contribution of Mr. Cardinale, and we thank you, as well. Many thanks to Tyler for sharing his story!
Students taking a Spring Course for CGCC credit, please click here for information and application materials that are due to the School Counseling Center by January 13, 2014
Congratulations are in order to the following students, who were recognized for their incredible improvement during the first quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. These students were treated to a special breakfast in the high school cafeteria along with Mr. Hanley, the School Counselors, our Assistant Superintendent Leslie Copleston, and BOE member Carol Ann Luccio. Each student also received a certificate of recognition which becomes part of his/her permanent file. Great job to:Dakota McElroy, Molly Bliven, Cody Swartout, Najib LaLani, Devun Rexford, Jordan Deyo, Tyler Higgins, Ray Dillworth, Matt Freyermuth, Sean McKenna, Austin Cruz, Alexandra Hans, Robert Lawson, Jabor Mills, Tristan Valencia, Juan Garcia, Destiney Deyo, Katie McLoughlin, Beth Silvernail, and Lewis Welter.
"On Sunday, October 13th, eight Coxsackie-Athens High School students had their original one-act plays performed as on-stage readings at the Hudson Opera House as part of the annual ArtsWalk festivities sponsored by Columbia County Council on the Arts. C-A seniors Calley Rupp and Melody McCrodden won first-prize in the grades 9-12 student playwriting contest."
On October 1st, students from the World of Difference Club advised by Ms. Bryan traveled on a field trip to WAMC Public Radio in Albany. Students attending the field trip were: Alicia Decker, Benito Flores, Katie Bennett, Jillian Rulison, Mairead McCarran, Calli Boeri, Julia Reda, Margaret Benson, Robert Lawson, Molly Oliveira, Maggie Saez, Tyler Clark and Stephanie Chase.
In our ongoing effort to “go green”, this year, the high school will pilot the process of not mailing interim progress reports. Instead, when progress reports are ready to be viewed a Synervoice will be sent to all families and you will be able to access your child’s progress via the parent portal on schools. We do recognize that not all families have access to technology on a regular basis in the home. If you would like to continue receiving a paper mailing of progress reports, please complete the “opt in” form and have your child return it to Student Services. These forms are also available in the Student Services Office at the High School for students to pick up and bring home to you in order to be completed. Additionally, if you still need assistance with gaining access to the parent portal and your child’s progress, please contact our Technology Services department at email@example.com and they are always willing to help you.