Buffalo Alternative High School

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Academy Program 171
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Address
89 Clare Street
Babcock
Buffalo, New York Erie, 14206
Information
School number 40
Principal Elzie B. Fisher
Grades 1-8
Website
Alternative High School
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Address
1369 Broadway
East Side
Buffalo, New York Erie, 14212
Information
School number 131
Principal Michael J. Mogavero
Vice principal Rafael Mercado
Grades 9-12
Principal on Assignment Nathaniel McCrea
Website

Buffalo Alternative High School is an alternative school located in Buffalo, New York. It has gone through two separate eras, and was located at 268 Oak Street in Downtown Buffalo. The original Buffalo Alternative was closed in 2003 due to budget cuts, with a new alternative high school program being re-opened in Buffalo in 2006.

History[edit]

Buffalo Alternative was created in 1975 to house students who were disruptive, chronically suspended, otherwise unsuccessful in the traditional school setting. The main campus (or "Center School") was at 280 Oak Street (formerly the home to Boys Vocational High School), along with several satellite sites were established in instances of overcrowding and also to offer more specialized programs. The satellite sites included the "City-As-School" program at 320 Porter Avenue, home of an internship program for Alternative High students, the Fulton Bilingual Program at 220 Fulton Street for bilingual students, and the Fulton Junior High Program for junior high school students. Students who met criterion were allowed to either return to the traditional high school setting or graduate from Alternative High.

The school's facilities were lacking due to budgetary reasons, and the school was finally closed in 2003. Academy School 131 was created in 2006 to serve as the alternative program in Buffalo. Currently, the Oak Street campus serves as a combination of office space for the City of Buffalo as well as residential apartments.

The new alternative program (known as The Academy School) began in 2006 and was originally operated through a firm called Resultech and was located at former School 44 1369 Broadway. The Resultech partnership was dissolved in 2008 due to backlash from administrators and students.

The school usually has two campuses, one at Public School 44 at 1369 Broadway Street, and the other at 1409 East Delevan Avenue. Due to the fact that the East Delavan site is currently being used as the temporary site of E.C.C. 61, this satellite is now housed at 89 Clare Street in Buffalo. The School 44 building houses Grades 9-12, while School 40 houses Grades 1-8. The programs may consolidate operate at one site at Public School 4 beginning with the 2013 school year.

Former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reasons for departure listed in parentheses

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reasons for departure listed in parentheses

Former administrators[edit]

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal 40/171
Principal
1977-1978 Eugene Reville Tom Giordano
1978-1979 Eugene Reville Tom Giordano
1979-1980 Eugene Reville Tom Giordano
1980-1981 Eugene Reville Tom Giordano
1981-1982 Eugene Reville Tom Giordano
1982-1983 Eugene Reville Tom Giordano
1983-1984 Eugene Reville Tom Giordano
1984-1985 Eugene Reville Tom Giordano
1985-1986 Eugene Reville John Hanlon
1986-1987 Eugene Reville John Hanlon Bill Riley
1987-1988 Eugene Reville Gerald Hesson Bill Riley Bill Bell
1988-1989 Albert Thompson* Ben Randle Frank Weitz
1989-1990 Albert Thompson* Ben Randle Frank Weitz
1990-1991 Albert Thompson Bob Barton Dan Geary
1991-1992 Albert Thompson Bob Barton Dan Geary
1992-1993 Albert Thompson Bob Barton Dan Geary
1993-1994 Albert Thompson Ray Perrault Dan Geary
1994-1995 Albert Thompson Ray Perrault Dan Geary
1995-1996 Albert Thompson Elzie Fisher Tom Aquino
1996-1997 Jim Harris Elzie Fisher Tom Aquino
1997-1998 Jim Harris Elzie Fisher Tom Aquino
1998-1999 Jim Harris Elzie Fisher Tom Aquino
1999-2000 Jim Harris Elzie Fisher Tom Aquino
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Elzie Fisher Tom Aquino
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Elzie Fisher Tom Aquino
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Elzie Fisher
2006-2007 James Williams Baines/Mott Covington/Morris Denise Houston
2007-2008 James Williams Greg Mott Mike Morris Denise Houston
2008-2009 James Williams Greg Mott Mike Morris
2009-2010 James Williams Greg Mott Mike Morris Elzie Fisher
2010-2011 James Williams Casey Young Rafael Mercado Elzie Fisher
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Mike Mogavero Rafael Mercado Elzie Fisher
2012-2013 Pam Brown Mike Mogavero Rafael Mercado Elzie Fisher
2013-2014 Pam Brown Mike Mogavero Rafael Mercado Elzie Fisher

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2006, July 12). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  2. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2007, January 10). Meeting of the Board of Education: Principal Transfers.
  3. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2006, October 23). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  4. ^ a b Buffalo Public Schools (2010, August 25). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  5. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2011, September 14). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  6. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2006, November 1). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  7. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2006, December 6). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.
  8. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2006, August 23). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments.


Coordinates: 42°53′42.5″N 78°49′26.9″W / 42.895139°N 78.824139°W / 42.895139; -78.824139