Additional Learning Opportunities
BOCES Career and Technology Education (CTE)
The Career and Technology Education Program is an integral part of the Secondary Education program of all school districts in Rockland County. Its primary objective is to prepare the students for the world of work, although a considerable number of occupational education students continue their education beyond high school. The student enrolled in this program spends half of each day at their local school studying required subjects and half of each day at BOCES. They can participate in extracurricular and sports activities at their home school. In general, entrance requirements usually include completion of the 9th grade, guidance counselor’s recommendation, BOCES acceptance, a history of regular attendance, and parent approval. Courses are no longer open to new students for 2013-2014.
Courses are offered in the following programs:
- Automotive Collision Technology
- Automotive Technology
- Communications Academy
- Computer Information Technology
- Construction Trades Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Health Careers Academy
- Security and Law
- Career Services Program
This program serves classified and at-risk students whose occupational needs require specialized support. These youth are served with work orientation, assessment and vocational services in a variety of appropriate occupational fields. Students are referred to this program by the special education representatives and by local Committees on Special Education. The Career Services curricula focus on practical skills of the trade as well as pre-employment and work maturity skills and the ability to work as a team. The ultimate goal of this program is to prepare the students for full-time employment in entry-level positions upon graduation.
Regional Academic Night High School
The Evening High School, sponsored by Rockland BOCES, is located on the Rockland Community College Campus. It has been organized to provide an instructional program meeting the needs of students who have left school, those making up credits for June graduation, and for students having special difficulties in school who might benefit from an alternative approach to learning.
Course offerings include:
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
Class sessions, which are 1 ½ hours long for each course, are offered two nights per week.
Eligibility is determined by the home school administrator and must have the approval of both student’s guidance counselor and the Office of Secondary Education.
Summer High School
The Summer School offers select high school courses for students who need to repeat them. Bulletins explaining these programs are available in the spring. These courses are intended to provide an opportunity for graduating seniors and others to make up courses they have failed. We strongly urge students who fail one or two courses to take advantage of the Summer School Program, at their own expense, so that they can stay in their correct grade placements as per the Promotional Policy. The opportunity to take the August Regents Examinations will also be offered at the end of the Summer High School Program. Students may not advance by taking summer school courses.