Orange-Ulster BOCES High School Programs

Orange-Ulster BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) offers a number of programs to the students in Orange County. Locations of the programs vary as well as the hours and classes.  For further information on any of these programs, see your counselor or the Career Education Coordinator.

CTEC

The Career Technical component of BOCES offers over thirty different half-day programs available to Monroe-Woodbury High School students.

  • Most programs are two-year programs
  • Students usually begin in 11th grade and continue through 12th grade.
  • Sessions run from either 8:05-10:35 AM or 12:30-3:00 PM.
  • CTEC students earn four academic credits per year
  • Depending upon the career program, enrolled students may be eligible to receive credit in Math, Science, English or Art.

 

Criteria for enrollment in BOCES Career and Technical Education Programs

The following criteria define district procedures for reviewing student requests to participate in BOCES Career and Technical Education programs.

  1. The procedure begins by applying the following process to review each student’s potential eligibility for enrollment in a BOCES course or program:
    • The student has been deemed to be in “good standing” which may include a
      determination that he or she has:

      • A record of good conduct as defined by our student code of conduct
      • A good attendance record which serves to predict the likelihood of his or her consistent course participation and probable course completion
    • The student should be either a junior or a senior by the “credits earned” definition of our standards and benchmarks plan.
    • The prospective student should be a senior and seeks to complete a BOCES program (two-year) in which he or she has participated successfully in the junior year. Students who have failed their first year of participation in a two-year program need not be readmitted to the same program.
    • The prospective student should be a senior and wishes to enroll in a one-year BOCES program as part of his or her pre-existing program for graduation.
    • The prospective Junior must attend the PM session.
    • The prospective Senior must attend the AM session.
    • The prospective student must attend one of the two scheduled official visits in the given year to be eligible to be considered for enrollment.
    • The prospective student should be a junior and wishes to enroll in a two-year BOCES program as part of his or her pre-existing program plan for graduation.
  2. If any student declines an enrollment in a BOCES Career and Technical Education program for which he or she is determined to be eligible, it will be so noted. A record of this letter will be kept in the student’s guidance or permanent record folder.
  3. If any student who has applied for and not been enrolled in a BOCES Career and Technical Education program based upon a determination using the criteria above, it will be so noted and put in the student’s guidance or permanent record folder.
  4. It should be noted that rare exceptions to these procedures may arise on an individual case analysis, or potentially as the student services needs of particular IEP Diploma-bound students may be most appropriately served. These cases should be brought to the attention of the school principal and the Office of Pupil Personnel Services for specific review prior to promises of student enrollment and for the purposes of potential analysis with the school district’s attorney.

General Equivalency Diploma Academy

The General Equivalency Diploma Academy meets all of New York State’s requirements for Transitional Equivalency Preparation (TEP) and Alternative High School Equivalency Preparation (AHSEP) programs. New York State sets the minimum age of sixteen for students to sit for the official GED exam.

General Equivalency Diploma students’ academic instruction is based on reading and mathematics achievement tests administered prior to admission into the General Equivalency Diploma Academy. These achievement test results generate:

  • Individualized Instructional Plans
  • A Time Line for Readiness for the Exam.

In accordance with New York State’s mandatory workforce preparation component, students admitted into the General Equivalency Diploma Academy are required to enroll in a Vo-Tech program.