Coxsackie-Athens High School
Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's Possibilities

Coxsackie-Athens High School, with just over 450 students and 50 faculty and staff, is located approximately half an hour south of the city of Albany. Our small school atmosphere, quickly developing 21st century technological platform, and wide variety of unique programs merge to provide each of our students with a highly relevant and personalized learning experience aimed at preparing them to be  career and college ready within the context of TODAY’S world!

As we open the 2014-2015 school year, students have the opportunity to take advantage of over 30 college-credit bearing courses.  The incoming ninth grade is the first to work within a pilot “pathways” model, including one-to-one iPads and an interdisciplinary grade-level teamed approach, making instruction more student-centered, connected to the real world, and hands-on.  All students have access to “Power Lunches” with professionals from a variety of fields. Program opportunities have been greatly expanded via two Distance Learning labs, allowing students access to nearly a dozen new courses, including Mandarin Chinese and American Sign Language.  Our Math program starts this year with all required courses in the Advanced Regents sequence having extended instructional time.  Students who are struggling engage in extra help “labs” which are taught by a content-certified teacher.

At Coxsackie-Athens High School our mission is to prepare “today’s youth for tomorrow’s possibilities.”  Our goal is to make sure that each young person in our school has access to rigorous programs, as well as opportunities to explore the real world connections that make instruction relevant and engaging.   There are many new and innovative initiatives on the horizon.  We encourage you to join us in this important work.   Please feel free to contact us at any time. 

Heath C. Hanley
Building Principal

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    Bailey Wind was just seventeen years old when she was involved in a horrific car accident on the Northway in December of 2012. The accident claimed the life of her boyfriend, Christopher Stewart and her friend, Deanna Rivers. It left Bailey seriously injured and emotionally devastated, but it also left her with the desire to share their story. Bailey will be at CA for a school-wide assembly on Monday, December 22nd to speak about how YOUR bad choices could impact other people and she will share how someone else’s bad choices affected her. Please click here for the link to more information on Bailey's book 'Save Me A Spot In Heaven'.

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  • PE Classes Tour the New Greene County YMCA

    On Monday and Tuesday, November 24th and 25th, each High School Physical Education class will be traveling to the Greene County YMCA for a tour of this new community resource. Students will be traveling to and from the YMCA with their classmates and teacher on a school bus and will be only away from the HS during their PE class period. Any questions or concerns regarding this field trip can be directed to your child's PE teacher. Thank you.

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  • CA Students Visit Japan - Summer 2016

    Please click here for an exciting opportunity for CA students who would like to travel to Japan!

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  • Purchase your 14-15 Yearbook Online Now!

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  • Vietnam Vet Robert Allen Visits CA

    CA had the privilege of having guest Robert Allen of the Tri County Council of the Vietnam Era Veterans speak on Wednesday. Mr. Allen spoke of his experiences in Vietnam as an aerial photographer. He included excerpts of the Tet Offensive, life "in country", comradely with fellow soldiers, and coming home. His presentation also saw a variety of descriptive photos and included an exhibit of "the things they carried" in the field. We would like to thank Mr. Allen for coming to CA and sharing such a personal life experience. It was our benefit to have him address our students.

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  • CA Students Attend #NextGen Student Journalism Conference

    Please click here for information on the #NextGen Student Journalism Conference

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  • CA Seniors Earn 1st Prize in Student Playwrite Contest

    A one-act play co-written by three Coxsackie-Athens High School students was recently selected as the first-prize winner in the annual Student Playwriting Contest sponsored by the Columbia County Council on the Arts (CCCA). The play titled "Poor Zachary" -- written last year by current C-A seniors Meghan Marafioti, Gabriella Peters and Julia Reeves -- was one of several performed as staged readings on Sunday, October 19th during the CCCA-sponsored ArtsWalk festival in Hudson, N.Y. Other Coxsackie-Athens students who wrote one-act plays that were given "script-in-hand readings" during the festival are Amanda Chiesa, Katie Geiss, James Buchanan, Aliyah Poinsette, Caitlin Sitcer, and Allison Stanton. Their teacher is Bob Dial, 11th-grade English teacher at Coxsackie-Athens High School. Congratulations to all the student playwrights!

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  • Information for Seniors with the "Late Arrival" Privilege in the event of a Delayed Opening

    Please click here for the appropriate arrival times during delays.

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HS Daily Announcements

  • Attention Seniors:  The last day to order your Cap & Gown has been extended to Thursday, December 18th.
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  • The Junior Class is selling hand-painted ornaments this holiday season.  Ornaments will be sold during 9th period starting December 1st.  Ornaments are $4 each and samples can be seen with either Mrs. Roberg or Mrs. Breen.
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