Albany High School
) in Albany
, New York
, United States
, is a public high school
with an enrollment of about 2,400 students for the 2010-11 school year. The school is part of the City School District of Albany
. It opened on September 7, 1868 as the Albany Free Academy. Albany High has been located at 700 Washington Avenue since 1974.
Albany High School is an International Baccalaureate
school with an Advanced Placement
program. The principal is David C. McCalla, Ph.D.. Albany Times Union
. June 3, 2009. The school newspaper is The Patroon,
the literary magazine is Inkblot
, and the yearbook is Prisms
Albany High School is the only comprehensive public high school in the city.
Albany High has a wide variety of academic programs, including a longstanding Advanced Placement
program offering 19 courses. In 2005, AHS was accredited as an International Baccalaureate
World School and introduced an IB Diploma Program
, which consists of a series of college-level courses for juniors and seniors leading to an alternative diploma. Every year, several IB or AP students typically attend some of the nation's top-ranked universities, including those in the Ivy League
. Albany High has made Newsweek'
s list of America's Top Public High Schools on multiple occasions, most recently in 2010 (when it... Read More