Coxsackie-Athens High School

ENGAGE, EMPOWER, ENABLE 
 
There is no question that Coxsackie-Athens High School is quickly becoming a leader in our region when it comes to building a high school experience that breaks with outdated practice and brings to the forefront relevant opportunities that will truly prepare our graduates to be ready for today’s world. 

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.

Our faculty and staff have set high performance targets for the upcoming year and will now work in both departmental and, for the first time ever, grade-level teams.  Teams will meet and collaborate each day, prior to the arrival of students, in order to focus on developing and implementing high-quality, interdisciplinary, and student-centered instruction, as well as to provide common interventions for students who are at-risk.
 
Our success over the past few years, as well as in the years to come, is a result of the collective work of everyone in our school community.  We encourage you to become involved in any way that you can.   If there is anything that you or your child needs, please never hesitate to reach out. We look forward to another successful year working with you. 
 
Heath C. Quiles (formerly Hanley)
Principal
Coxsackie-Athens High School
quilesh@cacsd.org
(518)731-1801 
 

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  • Information on CGCC High School Courses

    Instruction, Course List and Application materials for students taking high school courses for CGCC credit in the 2015-16 school year can be found by clicking here. Applications due to Counseling Office anytime between now and Sept 16th.

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  • Orientation for Incoming 9th Grade Students and their Parents

    Orientation for 9th grade students and their parents will occur on Weds. Sept 2nd at 6:00 pm. The program will begin in the HS Auditorium with an overview of the transition to HS, everything you need to know about the day-to-day, and how to plan for a successful high school career. Students and parents may then use their schedules to find their classrooms and try out lockers as they self-tour the building. Refreshments will be served. If you have questions, call the HS Office at 731-1801.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Student Schedules

    Student schedules have been released via the school parent portal and a mailing with all opening materials has been sent home. Please click here for frequently asked questions about the scheduling process, schedule changes, etc. If you have questions, please call the Counseling Office at 731-1810. All students will receive an updated schedule on the first day of school in Period 1; See you September 8th!

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  • REMINDER: C-A GOES GOOGLE

    All staff email is now last name, first initial @cacsd.org

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  • Grades for College in the High School Summer Program

    Students who took any of Mr. Carlson's College in the High School summer courses may contact him directly at carlsond@cacsd.org to obtain grades. You may also call the HS at either 731-1801 or 731-1810.

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  • High School Summer Reading Assignments & '15-'16 Class Syllabus Lists

    Click here for the complete list of High School Summer Reading Assignments and Class Syllabus lists for the 2015-2016 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.

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