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School is quickly becoming a leader in our region when it comes to building a high school experience that breaks with outdated practice and brings to the forefront relevant opportunities that will truly prepare our graduates to be ready for today’s world.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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  • 4th Quarter Report Cards

    Fourth quarter report cards have been published to eSchool and are now available. If you have any questions regarding your child's progress, please contact his or her teachers directly, or reach out to the Counseling Center at 731-1810.

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  • 10 Tips for the College Application Process

    Join retired journalist and editor Jo Prout of College Proofer for a free workshop on “10 Tips for the College Application Process” to be held on Tuesday, July 11th at 6:00 pm and Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:00 pm at the Heermance Memorial Library at 1 Ely Street in Coxsackie. This workshop includes information on pre-college programs for 9th, 10th and 11th grade; college affordability; competitive college applications; as well as writing scholarship-worthy essays. You can sign-up at the library or through the online calendar at heermancelibrary.org.

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  • Helping Hands

    Coxsackie-Athens High School students, Hanna Boehm, Hannah Warner, Kennedy Helin and Kacy Kiefer, recently began a project known as the Helping Hands. Mr. Loughran, their Environmental Science teacher, presented them with a task to come up with problems to be solved in their community. They immediately thought of the necessary school supplies it takes for a student to be successful and the burden it can be on many families who do not have the money to buy these items. The girls set out and raised a total of $1,217 worth of school supplies. Donations came from relatives and community members but also notable organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The school supplies are available at the Coxsackie Community Food Pantry which is located at 117 Mansion Street in the D.M. Hamilton Steamer #2 Fire Station, next to McQuade Park. The Food Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Thursdays from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 – 11:00 am.

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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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