Albany High School is the only comprehensive high school in the Albany Unified School District. It has 1231 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 36.5% White, 31.6% Asian/Pacific Islander, 4.6% African-American, 17% Hispanic/Latino, and 9.7% 2 or more races. We have 8.7% English Learners and 25.3% fluent-English proficient students. At least 19.7% of students qualify for the Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program. The graduation rate is 90.7%.
The teaching faculty includes 69 classroom teachers (53 full-time and 16 part-time), 39 of whom hold graduate degrees. The pupil-teacher ratio is 20 to 1. There are 4 administrators and 6 guidance counselors, 4 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, Science, Engineering, 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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