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RedHawks Rising Community Schools

We are excited to announce RedHawks Rising, South Albany High School’s initiative to expand to a Community School model.

For parents and guardians this will mean an increase in after-school academic and educational programs and resources for your student. Parents, there is NO cost to your student to utilize these resources! There will also be parent opportunities to get more involved at the school through volunteering, leadership, and community classes. We will also be incorporating more training opportunities to help prepare your student for entering the workforce and connecting them more to local professionals.

All after school sessions for RedHawks Rising will run from 3:00-4:30pm on designated Tuesdays and Thursdays listed below!

Spring Session 1:

Tuesdays Thursdays
March 14 March 16
March 21 March 23
April 4 April 6
April 11 April 13

Second Semester 9 week grading point is Thursday April 13th, 2023.

Spring Session 2:

Tuesdays Thursdays
May 2 May 4
May 9 May 11
May 16 May 18
May 23 May 25

Senior Deficiency Deadline is 3:00pm on Friday June 2nd — this means ALL graduation requirements must be completed and turned in by this day/time in order to walk at graduation!

9th – 11th Finals Support Session:

Thursday June 8th and Tuesday June 13th, 2023


RedHawks Rising is open to all students to attend. We do ask that students check in by 3:15, and once they are there we expect them to stay the whole time unless transportation comes earlier to pick them up. Students are not able to come and go during the after school sessions. There is no transportation available afterwards, however students that need to take the bus will be able to leave early.

Albany Transit Map (English) and Rutas y Horarios Autobus


A Community School is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and its surrounding community. It has an integrated focus on academics, youth development, family support, health and social services, and community development. Through strategic partnerships that we are developing we will increase equitable access and opportunity for post-secondary success by empowering students to find self-fulfillment and guiding them towards tangible career related goals.

This will be accomplished through initiatives that involve the following:

  • Strategic academic success support programs
  • Career related experiences that offer real-world work experience and develop knowledge relevant to the pathway as well as soft skills to increase employability
  • Parent partnerships and role identification in educational outcomes for their student
  • Resources and supports for any health and social barriers that can impact student success
  • Accessible opportunities for students and families to immerse in the community through integrated activities

If you have any questions about RedHawks Rising After-school programs, please contact Coordinator

If you are community member or organization that would like to support our efforts, please email us to learn about ways you can get involved.