We are excited to announce RedHawks Rising, South Albany High School’s initiative to expand to a Community School model.
RedHawks Rising is an after school academic enrichment program FREE to all South Albany students. The goal of RedHawks Rising is to provide a positive and helpful environment where students can be successful. Through this program, your student will have the opportunity to access additional academic support by working with core content staff as well as college and peer tutors. We provide snacks to all students who attend, and give out raffle tickets for completed assignments with prize drawings every day!
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.
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 required to sign in upon arrival and sign out when they leave, and are not able to come and go during the after school sessions.
Follow our Instagram @redhawks_risingsa for our updated announcements and upcoming events!
All after school sessions for RedHawks Rising will run from 3:00-4:30pm in the South Albany Library on designated Tuesdays and Thursdays listed below!
Semester 1 Session 1:
|October 10th||October 12th|
|October 17th||October 19th|
|October 24th||October 26th|
|October 31st||November 2nd|
First Semester 6 week grading point is Thursday October 12th, 2023. The 9 week grade cut off is Thursday November 9th, 2023.
Semester 1 Session 2: Finals Support
|January 23rd||January 25th|
First Semester finals are on Wednesday January 31st, and Thursday February 1st.
There is no transportation available afterwards, however students that need to take the city bus will be able to leave early. Currently the City bus is free. If they return to requiring tickets, students who need to ride the bus home will be able to obtain a ticket from Katelyn Sawyer at no charge.
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 Katelyn.Sawyer@albany.k12.or.us
If you are community member or organization that would like to support our efforts (ex: tutoring, volunteering, leading activities, etc), please email us to learn about ways you can get involved!