Albany High School is the only comprehensive high school in the Albany Unified School District. It has 1140 students in grades 9 through 12. The school offers seven periods per day, two semesters per academic year. Each semester is a minimum of 18 weeks. We use a modified block schedule with all classes meeting on Monday for 51 minutes, odd periods meeting Tues/Thurs and even periods meeting on Wed/Fri. Block schedule periods are 94 minutes long.
The school has a diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural population, composed of approximately 37% White, 30% Asian/Pacific Islander, 4% African-American, 17% Hispanic/Latino, and 10% 2 or more races. We have 9% English Learners and 25% fluent-English proficient students. At least 18% of students qualify for the Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program. The graduation rate is 93%.
The teaching faculty includes 64 classroom teachers (52 full-time and 12 part-time), 37 of whom hold graduate degrees. The pupil-teacher ratio is 20 to 1. There are 4 administrators and 5 guidance counselors, 2 of whom work part time.
Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Lit., French, Mandarin, Spanish, Calculus AB & BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Art History, Studio Art, Computer Science, and Comparative Government. Honors courses are offered in English 3 and Pre-Calculus. Advanced courses are offered in Art, Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Photography, and Journalism. Special programs include EDSET (Environmental Design, Society, English, and Technology), a two-year program for 11th and 12th grade, and Venture, a small school business and design academy for 10th through 12th grade. Both programs include internship experiences.
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