Coxsackie-Athens High School

ENGAGE, EMPOWER, ENABLE 
 
There is no question that Coxsackie-Athens High School is quickly becoming a leader in our region when it comes to building a high school experience that breaks with outdated practice and brings to the forefront relevant opportunities that will truly prepare our graduates to be ready for today’s world. 

This year, our students will have access to over 40 college-credit bearing courses, allowing for the completion of many, if not all, of the SUNY General Education requirements prior to high school graduation (at 1/3 the price).  Struggling learners have flexible access to Rti "extra help" labs taught by a content-certified teacher. Our Distance Learning Program, now running in three rooms all day, has expanded career pathways electives, giving our students access to over 20 new electives, including sequences in American Sign Language and Mandarin Chinese.  Internally, the talented faculty at C-A has created even more new electives.  

We open this year as a fully 1-to-1 iPad high school, soon-to-be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School and currently 8th in the nation for the effective use of technology within instructional program for schools our size.  A student-run Tech Help Team will now provide support for this platform. Our transition to the Common Core in Mathematics is facilitated by the continuation of extended instructional time for all students in our Regents sequence courses.   While only in our second year as an official Project Lead the Way school, our new Robotics program is already winning competitions throughout the region, as are many of our amazing athletic teams.

Our faculty and staff have set high performance targets for the upcoming year and will now work in both departmental and, for the first time ever, grade-level teams.  Teams will meet and collaborate each day, prior to the arrival of students, in order to focus on developing and implementing high-quality, interdisciplinary, and student-centered instruction, as well as to provide common interventions for students who are at-risk.
 
Our success over the past few years, as well as in the years to come, is a result of the collective work of everyone in our school community.  We encourage you to become involved in any way that you can.   If there is anything that you or your child needs, please never hesitate to reach out. We look forward to another successful year working with you. 
 
Heath C. Quiles (formerly Hanley)
Principal
Coxsackie-Athens High School
quilesh@cacsd.org
(518)731-1801 
 

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  • As in past years, the Coxsackie Knights of Columbus will be offering a $500.00 scholarship to any graduating senior.  Please stop to see Mrs. Weinstein in Student Services for more information about this scholarship.

     
    Please stop in to Student Services to see the new scholarship for female students graduating in 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            *Delta Kappa Gamma International : Scholarship to advance the professional interest of women in education.                                                 *Bill Shrader, Sr. Memorial Scholarship : Awarded to runners from track or cross country who are planning to attend college.                             *Phi Delta Kappa Future Educator Scholarship : Awarded to students attending college to major in education.                                             *Center for Donation & Transplant Amy Bindelglass Memorial Scholarship : Awarded to a student who creates the most creative marketing campaign to recruit their peers to join the Donate Life Club to raise awareness about donation.

    The Margaret King Moore Mayflower Prize from the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of New York is presenting a $1,620 scholarship to a high school Junior or Senior based on a 500 word essay.  For more information, please stop by Student Services.

    Farm Credit East is offering several $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture, commercial fishing or the forest products industry.  For more information, please stop in to Student Services.                        

    The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation overs a scholarship to a junior planning to enroll in college for the fall of 2018.  This scholarship is a full ride that covers tuition, room & board and expenses for four years of undergraduate studies.  For more information, stop in to Student Services.
     
    The 2017 Excellence in Nursing Scholarship applications have arrived, if you are planning to pursue a career in nursing, please stop in to Student Services for information.
     
    The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs is hosting a scholarship to graduating seniors who have been active in their local fair or outdoor amusement business and who intend to pursue a higher education.
    Please stop in to Student Services for more information.

     Did you know that Hudson Valley Community College offers a scholarship specifically for students in Greene County?  It is:

    New Athens Generating Company Scholarship 
    Awarded to incoming, full-time, matriculated students in any program who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and have demonstrated financial need as defined by federal guidelines. Students must be residents of Greene County, New York. Scholarship is renewable through the completion of degree by maintaining full-time, matriculated status and a GPA of 3.0 or higher each semester. 

    The deadline is March 17, 2017. Applications are available online at:

     https://www.hvcc.edu/scholarships/incoming.html
    If you have questions, please email scholarships@hvcc.edu or call Kimberly Berry, Scholarship Coordinator for HVCC  at 518 629-8007.

     

    Have you played soccer for the Capital District Youth Soccer League in the past, for at least two seasons, as a Junior or Senior?  If so, you are eligible for a $750 scholarship.  Come to Student Services for more information. 

    Attention Seniors!  
    Have you been in to Student Services recently to see the scholarship available to you?  
    There are currently 16 opportunities to assist you with your college expenses, the most recent of which is the Albany City Lodge Knights of Pythias Achievement Awards granted annually to 100 seniors who made the greatest progress in extra curricular activities and / or community endeavors.
    Deadlines will be here soon, stop in to Student Services today!
     

    The Town & Country Women's Network will again sponsor a scholarship for a CA student entering a post secondary program this year.  Please stop in to Student Services for information. 

    Please come to Student Services for information on the Cornell Cooperative Extension Morra Scholarship application which is due from applicants by April 1, 2017.   This scholarship is specifically for those pursuing education in the fields of horticulture, agriculture, forestry or natural resources. 

    Attention Seniors:  Are you interested in being instantly admitted to CGCC?
    If so, please see stop in to Student Services to Mrs. Weinstein by Friday, February 17th.

     Attention Juniors & Seniors:

    Marist College in Poughkeepsie is offering a chance for you to earn 2 college course credits in a two week period.  The Summer Pre-College Program allows college bound students to get a head start by earning credit and living on the Marsit campus.  Applications are now being accepted, please see Mrs. Weinstein for more information.

     

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    Attention Juniors and Parents/Guardians of Juniors:  The school counselors will now be starting Junior Reviews.  The updated Guide to Program Planning is available on our school website.  Please review this with your child prior to the meetings so that you know all of the course offerings.  We invite all parents to attend these meetings with their junior.  Senior course selection and post-high school plans will be discussed.  Please call Mrs. Weinstein at 731-1810 to schedule your appointment.

    Attention Juniors:  If you did not get a chance to vote for Prom Court please see Mrs. DeRose ASAP.  The Prom Court will be announced Friday 2/17 at the end of the day.  

     Attention Prom Committee:  Our next meeting will be on Friday 3/3.  Please make every effort to attend.  

     

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  • The Coxsackie-Athens Drama Club is excited to announce the performance of The Addam's Family a Musical this year on Friday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 and 7:00.  In this original musical, the hilarious Addam's family comes to life in a story about love, family, honesty and growing up.

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  • All students interested in participating in a spring sport, please sign-up in the Health Office with Mrs. Breen before February 17th.

    HS Softball Players:  There will be open gyms for high school softball players on Monday 2/27 from 3:30-5:00 and Wednesday 3/1 from 4:30-6:00.

     

     

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