Achievement Academy Charter School

Address: 42 South Dove Street, First Floor, Albany, NY 12202
Phone: 518/533-1601
Fax: 518/694-3666
Principal/School Leader: O'Rita Swan

Enrollment:   241
Grades Offered 2011/2012:   5-8
Planned Grades:   5-8
District:   Albany City
Authorizer:   SUNY

Achievement Academy is a college preparatory public middle school that opened in the fall of 2005.  The basic features of the Achievement Academy school program include:

  • Small School:  In our first year, we will enroll 75 students in grade 5.  After 4 years, our maximum enrollment to be 300 students in grades 5-8.
  • More Time:  Our school day begins at 7:30am and ends at 5:00pm with additional tutoring available.  The school year will be 210 days.
  • Character Education:  All students and faculty must live by our REACH values - Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship, and Hard Work.
  • Rigorous Curriculum:  All students master core skills and knowledge with a particular focus in math, reading, and writing.
  • Uniforms:  Uniforms are required for all students.
  • Frequent Assessments:  Teachers assess student performance every six weeks.
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