Coxsackie-Athens High School

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School is quickly becoming a leader in our region when it comes to building a high school experience that breaks with outdated practice and brings to the forefront relevant opportunities that will truly prepare our graduates to be ready for today’s world.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)
Coxsackie-Athens High School

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  • With Winter Fast Approaching, Seniors With the "Late Arrival" Privilege Should LOOK HERE for Information on Arrival Times!

    Please click here for the appropriate arrival times during delays.

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  • 9th Grade Class Entertainment Book Fundraiser

    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.

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  • Spring CGCC Courses Offered At CA

    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.

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  • Most Improved Students for Quarter 1

    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.

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  • Parents, Please Read - "After School" App

    Please click here to a letter from building administration regarding a social media app that has recently been found throughout the district.

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  • Sample Essays Here To Help You!

    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!!

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  • CAHS Celebrates Spirit Day

    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!

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  • Scholarship News!

    Seniors! Don't miss out on the scholarship opportunities that are available to you! Please click here for more information!

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  • CA Senior Meghan Ames Attends Historic Papal Visit to NYC!

    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.

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  • CA Student Jumps Into Action!

    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!

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  • YMCA After School Program

    The CA After School Program at the Greene County YMCA is underway! Bus #11 leaves at first dismissal at approximately 2:40pm and Bus #17 leaves at approximately 3:20pm, both headed to the YMCA for interested HS students.

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  • Snap App!

    Please click here for more information about the Yearbook Snap App and how you can get your pictures in this year's edition of the CACSian!

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  • High School Word of the Week

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HS Daily Announcements


    Attention Seniors with Late Arrival:  Please check the High School website for important information on how delays due to bad weather will impact your schedule.

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