About our School
Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls (ALCS) was the first all-girls, public, charter high school in the city of Albany. Led by a dynamic team of leaders, ALCS strives to be the premier college preparatory school for young women in the Capital District. The school opened its doors in September 2010 to approximately 150 ninth and tenth grade scholars. Now, we are fully enrolled in grades 6 through 12.
Our goal is to prepare, empower, and encourage our students to successfully transition to post-secondary education. ALCS believes that education should be available and attainable for all girls and that by eliminating false gender stereotypes, fostering a love of learning and leadership, and setting high standards, they know that our scholars will rise to the challenge.
The mission of Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls is to
prepare young women to graduate from high school with the
academic and leadership skills necessary to succeed in college
and the career of their choosing.