Welcome to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction
At ALH our priority is to support our educators in ensuring that our students are engaged in meaningful and challenging learning experiences in 9th through 12th grade while aligning to the NY State Learning Standards. Effective teaching depends on challenging curriculum, data-driven instruction, and assessment.
At ALH the curriculum is derived from the New York State Education Department standards in Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Spanish, Visual Arts, Health, and Physical Education. The Regents core is expanded at the secondary level with honors and Advanced Placement opportunities, and by a variety of elective offerings in a variety of HVCC Courses.
At ALH our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every student through differentiated instructional strategies. Through a variety of instructional approaches, ALH addresses differences in students’ prior knowledge, personal interests and relative strengths and weaknesses in various subjects, to provide special education and academic support services and best practices in pedagogy. We also provide targeted instructional support in key skill areas, such as the Math and Writing Foundation classes.
New York State requires that we formally assess our students in Regents examinations the High School. Additionally, we administer assessments to secure information about student progress, as well as to provide direction for instruction. Advanced Placement tests are taken by students who participate in AP courses, and most students take either the SAT or ACT (or both) as part of the college application process. In addition to these assessments, we also assess student progress regularly as part of routine instructional practices.
We are committed to continually developing our practice to best reach and successfully teach every student. You are invited to participate in your child’s education; to get involved in our school programs and to continue to support learning at home.
Dr. Olanike Audu
Director of Curriculum, Instruction
Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls