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New Visions Open House rescheduled to Feb. 15

Open House was snowed out last month

High school students interested in an in-depth, honors-level study program for their senior year are encouraged to attend a Feb. 15 open house at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE).

Additionally, the deadline to apply has been extended to March 10.

Originally to be held on Jan. 31, the open house was rescheduled as a result of inclement weather.

During the Feb. 15 open house, the New Visions Health Careers, Multimedia & Digital Communications, Law & Government and STEM @SUNY Polytechnic Institute programs will be discussed by representatives and students.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at the CTE Albany campus, located at 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Albany.

New Visions is a one-year, honors-level program that turns area businesses and government buildings into classrooms for highly motivated, academically successful high school seniors. In the programs, students learn through traditional methods (lecture, reading, research, writing and focused study), group discussions, internships and rotations. Classes meet daily from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

The Health Careers classroom is located at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady and at St. Peters Hospital in Albany. Multimedia & Digital Communications students meet at the Times Union in Colonie and the Law & Government classroom is located at the New York State Education Department building, directly across from the Capitol in Albany. The STEM@SUNY Polytechnic Institute program is offered at the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany.

New Visions graduates credit the program with their success.

"I'm not exaggerating when I say that my entire career can be traced back to enrolling in the New Visions journalism program,� said Mark Cooper, a 2009 Cohoes High School graduate and current sports reporter at Tulsa World.

2014 graduate of the New Visions: Law & Government program Emily Taylor of Cohoes said the program proved challenging and rewarding.

"What I liked the most about New Visions is the academic challenge and educational opportunities I received," she said.

Anyone interested in attending any of the sessions should call the CTE Guidance Office at (518) 862-4816.

For more information or to register via email, contact Jeannine Moran at


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