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

Headlines & News (click on titles below for more information)

  • National Honor Society News

    Due to conflicts of school events, the NHS Induction ceremony has been moved to Monday, November 10, at 7PM. Meeting: Monday, November 3, during 9th in the auditorium Rehearsal: Wednesday and Friday during 9th in the auditorium

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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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  • Important Letter to Parents Regarding Phone App "Yik-Yak"

    Please click on the title above to access an important letter from Mr. Hanley related to instances of the inflammatory or harassing use of "Yik-Yak" and what you can do to help.

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  • High School '14-'15 Class Syllabus List

    Click here for the High School Class Syllabus list for the 2014-2015 school year. If you are taking a course that is not listed here, please contact the teacher directly via email for more information.

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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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Upcoming Events

HS Daily Announcements

  • Do you enjoy taking selfies?  If so, use that as a way to express your school spirit for the 2014-2015 CA HS yearbook!  From now until November 25, the yearbook staff will be accepting school-related selfies for a spot in the yearbook.  Take pictures in uniform, in the bleachers, at community events, during study sessions, at the writing center, with teacher and staff...wherever!  Please be respectful of class time and lesson and only take a picture with teacher approval.  Pictures must be jpegs and emailed to Mr. Pray at
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