Welcome to Cohoes High School! This handbook is a collection of important information that will help you make the most out of your high school years. Students, teachers and administrative staff have worked collectively to provide this information and create a useful resource for you. The rules, regulations and procedures listed in this booklet have been established to create the best possible learning environment for all students. They are based on respect for the rights of others and on the individual student’s responsibility for his/her actions. Proper use of this information will be to everyone’s best advantage and will help maintain the high standards we expect.
We encourage all students to be active participants in their school and community and take advantage of the many programs and activities. At Cohoes High School, we offer numerous clubs, co-curricular activities and athletic teams to choose from. Becoming involved helps to provide a positive link to the school and helps build lasting relationships with teachers, coaches and fellow students. The connections you make and the experiences you share will last a lifetime.
In addition, the academic courses and programs offered at Cohoes High School will challenge you intellectually and help to make sure that you are college and career ready when you leave. Be sure to make the most out of your time here at Cohoes High School and always do the best to your ability. If you are struggling, seek out a teacher, counselor, social worker or building administrator for assistance. The staff at Cohoes High School are extremely supportive and are willing to work with you and provide the necessary guidance that will help you be successful.
Finally, we want all students to know that we are here for you. We will help you to grow socially, emotionally and intellectually over the next four years. We know that you will leave with the knowledge, skills and experiences that will help you to be successful when you graduate. Have a great year!
Laura Tarlo, Principal
Thomas Kostrzebski, Assistant Principal
Jeff Huneau, Athletic Director/Dean of Students