Coxsackie-Athens School District will provide a comprehensive education program for all students to compete successfully and contribute to a global society.
One District, One Mission, One Vision for Every Student
Just nineteen miles south of Albany, the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District offers the beauty and relaxation of rural living in an area that has easy access to the immediate Capital District as well as to New York City to the South and Boston and other intermediate points to the East.
Recreational opportunities abound in this community nestled along the shores of the Hudson River. For Winter sports enthusiasts, a forty-five minute drive provides access to the celebrated ski resorts of southern Greene County!
Coxsackie is an area "on the move" and, as such, is proving attractive to various new commercial ventures. A new business and technology park hosts a major distribution center for the Save-a-Lot grocery corporation as well as a production center for Serta Mattress (soon to be built). Other new businesses are also emerging in the Coxsackie and Athens area, which is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for vacation travelers as well as for those seeking to relocate. A wide variety of housing, from historic Victorians to contemporary chalets can be found throughout this 75+ square miles encompassed by the school district.
The Coxsackie-Athens Central School District enrolls approximately 1600 students in grades K-12. Coxsackie Elementary School (Grades K-4), Coxsackie-Athens Middle School (Grades 5-8) and the High School (Grades 9-12) all share one campus in the Village of Coxsackie. Edward J. Arthur Elementary School, also a K-4 building, is in the Village of Athens. The district boasts outstanding facilities all of which were recently upgraded in a capital project completed in 2000 with the opening of a new middle school.
Technology is the backbone of much contemporary learning, and the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District offers a technology infrastructure which supports many innovative initiatives. In addition to offering in-school access to various programs in every classroom, students can work from home through our "virtual lab" on any of our instructional programs.
Coxsackie-Athens offers a variety of instructional opportunities, including advanced placement courses in up to nine disciplines, an environmental science course which literally uses the Hudson River as its "classroom," a robotics-based middle school technology program, and the highly competitive New Visions programs for upper level students seeking a unique opportunity to work in medical, technological, arts-based, or communications fields in a career-shadowing model that has been replicated throughout the state. At the outset of the 2007 – 2008 school year, a student from C-A will join approximately 40 of her peers as a member of the first ninth grade class enrolled at Tech Valley High School, a regional high school sponsored by the Capital Region and Questar III B.O.C.E.S., at which students will engage in project – based learning with real world applications. The district has nearly completed the mapping of curricula in all disciplines to assure a comprehensive and coordinated instructional program K-12. With an increasing emphasis on instruction, staff members have access to professional development offerings to develop additional skills and to learn new strategies to help students become more successful. We also offer a comprehensive extra-curricular program and a broad spectrum of interscholastic sports, including football. Our lighted tennis courts and our running track are also attractive community facilities.
Coxsackie-Athens' adult education program ("Community Classroom") offers comprehensive courses on a wide variety of topics. Recreational activities, crafts, computers and technology, defensive driving, ballroom dancing, yoga, and indoor walking are especially popular with our residents.
We are proud of our district and of our students. Well over 80% of our graduates attend two and four year colleges, and C-A graduates can be found at some of the country's most prestigious colleges and universities. Coxsackie-Athens is definitely "the place to be!"