Coxsackie-Athens High School

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School is quickly becoming a leader in our region when it comes to building a high school experience that breaks with outdated practice and brings to the forefront relevant opportunities that will truly prepare our graduates to be ready for today’s world.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)
Coxsackie-Athens High School


Headlines & News (click on titles below for more information)

  • All About Kids Enrichment Program

    A Preschool/Daycare Program will be opening at EJA for 2017-18 . Parents should contact Samantha Garland at 608-6563 for information and to obtain an enrollment packet. Click here for the flyer.

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  • Salutatorian - Benjamin Pacuk

    Congratulations to the class of 2017 Salutatorian, Benjamin Pacuk. Ben will be attending Northeastern University in the fall and majoring in chemical engineering. He should be commended for his outstanding academics, good character, and leadership roles both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.

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  • Valedictorian - Julia Dorr

    Congratulations to the class of 2017 Valedictorian, Julia Dorr. Julia plans on attending Cornell University in the fall and majoring in biometry and statistics. Julia should be commended for her outstanding academics, good character, and leadership roles both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.

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  • C-A Mock Trial Team

    Congratulations to the C-A Mock trial team! C-A defeated Hudson to become the Greene and Columbia County Champions. Great job!

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  • Spanish Class to Averill Park HS

    HS Spanish teacher Amy Decker and MS/HS Spanish teacher Erin Chmielewski took students to Averill Park HS for the Emir Sensini concert on 4/12/17! MS/HS ASL teacher Amy Smith also brought along some of her students. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a delicious Mexican buffet at Fiesta Restaurant in Albany. ¡Fué una experiencia fantástica!

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  • Empire State Session - Hanna Boehm

    Hanna Boehm is one of 360 young women selected to attend the 76th American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Empire Girls State session in Brockport, NY. As part of the annual program, outstanding students are chosen from their local high schools to spend a week learning about the inner workings of state, local and county government. This premier leadership conference is designed to provide practical insight into the workings of the government, promote youth civic engagement, instill a sense of pride in America, and empower the next generation of women leaders, providing them with a network that lasts a lifetime.

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  • Good News - April

    Please click here for April Good News Items

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  • C-A 6th Annual Golf Tournament

    C-A's baseball program is having their 6th annual Golf Tournament at Thunderhart Golf Course, Rt. 67, Freehold on Sunday, May 7th. Registration: 12 pm - 12:45 pm. 18 holes of golf at 1 pm. BBQ chicken dinner to follow. Contact Curt Wilkinson at 731-1850; to set up your foursome or to ask questions. You can also contact Kevin Smith of Thunderhart at 634-7816. Prizes will be given at the end of the tournament. Come out and support Coxsackie-Athens Baseball.

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  • Career Expo 2017

    There will be a Career Expo 2017 held at Columbia-Greene Community College on Wednesday, May 17th . Students in grades 7-11, parents/guardians, teachers, school Counselors and Administrators are invited. Students can explore exciting careers available in our local communities and the Capital Region. For more information, see the HS website and/or check in with Student Services.

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  • CA High School Clubs & Activities

    Are you making the most of your High School career? When you look back, will these truly the best years of your life? Get involved! There are fabulous opportunities at CA - there is something for everyone, whatever your interests. Click here for more info!

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HS Daily Announcements

  • Coxsackie Earth Day Celebration:  Saturday, May 13th from 10 am to 2 pm at Riverside Park in Coxsackie.  There will be live musical entertainment, farm animals, face painting, local gardeners and farmers, plants and trees for sale, solar companies, fishing contest, as well as yoga and zumba classes.  Vendors are welcome.  Please contact Jeffrey Haas at 518 478-5414.

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  • Below is the schedule for the Advanced placement exams beginning on May 3rd.  All exams will be administered in the HS Library except for the Music Theory, which will take place in the auditorium.

    Wednesday 5/3 @ 7:30 a.m.-Noon - English Lit. and Comp 

    Friday 5/5 @ 7:30 a.m.-Noon - U.S. History

    Friday 5/5 @ Noon-3:30 - Computer Science Principles

    Monday 5/8 @ 7:30 -Noon- Biology

    Monday 5/8 @ 7:30 -Noon- Music Theory

    Tuesday 5/9 @ 7:30-Noon - Calculus AB

    Wednesday 5/10 @ 7:30-Noon - English Language and Composition

    Friday 5/12 @ Noon- 3:30 - European History

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  • Students:  Please follow the link below for information about the NY State Excelsior Scholarship/Free Tuition Program.  You must follow the application guidelines in order to receive the scholarship.

    The Walter S. Becker Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates academic achievement, financial need and an interest in pursuing a career in education - preferably in History.  Please stop in to Student Services for an application.  The deadline is May 12th.

    As part of the Redefining Ready! movement, AASA is partnering with Hobsons to offer the 2017 Redefining Ready! National Scholarship. The scholarship contest allows America's graduating high school seniors the opportunity to tell the world how they are college, career and life ready beyond a single test score.  
    Sixteen scholarships will be awarded to high school graduating seniors, including a grand prize of $5,000. Winners will be based on a 30-second Twitter video entry and a short written prompt. Creativity counts, but so does honest, authentic and compelling content. 
    The scholarship contest is now open and closes on Monday, May 22. For more information and official contest rules, visit
     To download sample communication templates, please visit

    There is new scholarship opportunity in Student Services for graduating seniors based on excellence in community service / volunteering.  Please stop in for an application, the deadline is May 12th.

    A new scholarship opportunity has come in to Student Services from the Beta Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for male students with a GPA of 3.0 (83%) or better.  Please stop in to Student Serices for an application, the deadline is May 19th.

    The Governor's Office has extended the deadline for applications for the 2017-18 Carey Gabay Memorial Scholarship to May 15, 2017.  This program awards full cost-of-attendance scholarships to 5 SUNY students each year.  Eligibility requirements can be found here:<

    The Coxsackie Democratic Committee is sponsoring a scholarship to a graduating Senior.  In order to apply, please briefly explain how the electoral college elects the president and make an argument for keeping OR doing away with it. Please make the essays 300-500 words.
    Please submit  your essay to Student Services no later than May 12th.  

    The Mid-Hudson Psychiatric Society will award $500 awards to graduating seniors who have been accepted to college with plans to seek a career in the field of Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing or Social Work.  Deadline is May 22 so stop in for your application today.

     There is a new scholarship opportunity available to students from the town of New BaltimoreThe deadline is May 12th.  Please stop in to Student Services for more information.

     The Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff Memorial Scholarship application has arrived, it is for seniors interested in law enforcement / related field or medicine / health related fields.  Please stop in to Student Services for an application.  Deadline is May 1st.

     The Capital District School Boards Association is sponsoring a $500 scholarship for a graduating senior pursuing a career in public education.  Please stop in to Student Services for more information. The deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017.

    Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program is offering up to $2,500 to pursue career or technical education.  Please go to Student Services for more information about this scholarship, deadline is June 15th.

    Attention Juniors:  The Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship application is open for students graduating with the class of 2018.  Wendy’s is looking for scholar-athletes.  Please go to Student Services for applications.  Students can also apply to

    The Coxsackie-Athens Booster Club has created a new scholarship program to encourage and reward students who make significant public service contributions to their communities.  Please come to student services for information and applications.  Late applications will not be accepted, deadline is May 26th.

     Up Stage Productions is presenting 4 students $250.00 each who have demonstrated appreciation for the performing arts.  Please pick up more information in Student Services.

    CAPCOM is offering two different scholarship opportunities to graduating seniors.  Please go to Student Services for more information.  Deadline May 1st.

    The Kiwanis Club of Catskill is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a senior based on community service, rather than academic rank.  Please stop in to Student Services for an application.  Deadline is May 1st.

    Information on the Beecher Scholarship hosted by the Greene County Historical Society is in Student Services.  The winner will receive $1,000 based on a 3-5 page essay related to the history of Greene County.  Please stop in for more information.  Deadline is May 1st.

    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.  Deadline is April 30th.

    The Athens Paddock Club is offering a scholarship to a student who recognizes the importance of Volunteering in their community.  Please stop in to Student Services for more information.  Deadline is May 1st.


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  • Attention all students attending Prom this Saturday, 4/29:  Please see Mrs. DeRose this week to pick up your invitation and picture information.  Remember that you MUST be eligible to attend Prom.  If you are ineligible, you must stay three times during 10th period  this week with a teacher in a class you are failing.  Please pick up an ineligibility release form from Mrs. Cure.  Signed ineligibility release forms need to be returned to Mrs. Cure by 3:15 pm on Friday, 4/28.

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