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New Visions programs to be on display during two January open houses

Events on Jan. 9 and Jan. 22 to showcase program to prospective studentsNew Visions students

High school students interested in an in-depth, honors-level study program for their senior year are encouraged to attend one of two open houses planned by Capital Region BOCES during the month of January.

The open houses, where students and their parents can learn all about the New Visions: Health Careers and Law & Government programs, are scheduled for Jan. 9 and  Jan. 22 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 Jan. 9 open house will begin at 6 p.m. at the BOCES Central Administration offices, 900 Watervliet-Shaker, Albany (snow date Jan. 11). Meanwhile the Jan. 22 open house is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the same location. The snow date for the latter open house is Jan. 25 and the snow date location is the Career and Technical School located at 1015 Watervliet-Shaker Road in Albany. For more information on the New Visions open houses, call (518) 862-4816.

The programs are taught in classrooms directly related to their fields of interest.Law and Government students The Health Careers classroom is located at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady and at St. Peters Hospital in Albany and the Law & Government classroom is located at the New York State Education Department building, directly across from the Capitol in Albany.

New Visions graduates credit the program with their success.

"The skills I learned in Health Careers and the experiences I had — I was able to be a part of three live births! prepared me well for classes at Russell Sage," Lauren Szczepaniak, a 2017 graduate said.

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 or email the CTE School Counselor Nina Farrell at 518-862-4816.


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