Important COVID-19 Information & Updates

Updated September 9, 2020  Capital Region BOCES stands ready to support our partner school districts and students during this uncertain time. Please continue to monitor this page for the most up-to-date information and resources.  Health Screening Tool Reopening Plan  Reopening Plan FAQ Reopening Resources for Parents and Families Remote Learning Resources for Students and Families …

Career and Technical School, New Visions, P-TECH Reopening Letter For Families

Download a PDF version of this letter, which includes directions for using our health screening tool and tips for making the start of the school year safe and healthy. (If you are unable to access this or other PDF files in our site, please complete this form.) Dear Parent/Guardian: We are pleased to announce that …

Parent Meeting Recordings Now Online

On Aug.7, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York state schools can offer in-person learning this school year. Following all state and national guidelines, Capital Region BOCES will begin providing in-person learning for students this fall. While our team of administrators, maintenance workers, faculty and staff have been working tirelessly this summer to prepare for …

Career and Technical School A Model for International, Statewide Growth

Our Career and Technical School drew interest from near and far during the 2019-20 school year with two separate and distinct delegations looking to model their own programs after the learning taking place in our region. Inspired by our “real-life learning” In July 2019, a delegation of educators from Palestine toured our Albany Career and …

Celebrating Our Career and Technical School Graduates – Watch The Virtual Ceremonies

A message from Jeff Palmer, Career and Technical Education Director, to our graduating Career and Technical School students and their families: Congratulations to our graduating Career & Technical Education students!  I couldn’t let the school year end without sharing our plans to recognize and celebrate students’ achievements.   Please join us for a VIRTUAL 2020 …

Class of 2020 Graduates in First-Of-Their-Kind Virtual Ceremonies

Hundreds of Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students from districts as far-flung as Amsterdam, Cobleskill, Cohoes and Shenendehowa graduated  this June during a series of virtual ceremonies. The first-of-their-kind events for Capital Region BOCES marked the closing of a school year that featured a series of firsts, including the epic task of turning …

Career and Technical Program Recognized As “No Place For Hate”

For the second consecutive year, our Career and Technical School program at the Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) has been recognized as an inclusive environment by the No Place For Hate (NPFH) initiative. Run by the Anti-Defamation League, No Place For Hate is a program designed to empower students, faculty, administration and family members to …

Teaching Hands-On Learning In Times of COVID-19

For educators at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School who are used to teaching skilled trades, healthcare, computer design and gaming in a hands-on manner, the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis and related school closure has completely changed the way education is being delivered. Students, more inclined and successful learning with their hands, are …

Despite School Closures, Students Learning Continues At Home

While much of the learning is hands-on for students in our Career and Technical School, there are still things they can accomplish from home during the school closure due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. For example, students in many programs, including our Game Design & Implementation and the Internet Application and Designs, are working online to …

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