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Why Ulster BOCES?

Ulster BOCES provides educational leadership and support, along with more than 200 innovative and cost-effective programs and services, to help the eight public school districts in Ulster County meet their academic, administrative, and operational goals. Our programs benefit students, educators, employers, and taxpayers throughout Ulster County.

Providing a Skilled Workforce

Career training programs are taught by industry experts who use cutting-edge technology and equipment to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. Read More

Improving Teaching & Learning

Instructional Services offers a broad spectrum of programs and services to support component school districts as they focus on student learning and the art and science of teaching. Read More

Serving Students of all Ages & Abilities

High school, adult, and special education students benefit from safe and supportive learning environments, where instruction is tailored to meet their needs. Read More

Collaboration & Efficiency

Sharing services provides an economical way for districts to provide opportunities they otherwise might not be able to afford or that would be more expensive to provide independently. Read More


of our Grade 12 Career & Technical students graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent in the 2019-2020 year.


articulation agreements with post secondary institutions were in effect as of October 2019, allowing students to earn college credits while still in high school.



devices were purchased for Ulster BOCES & component school districts to support instruction in 2019-2020, along with an additional 2,721 to support reopening.  


college credits were earned by the young scholars who attend the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy in the PTECH program during the 2019-2020 school year.


adult learners worked to improve their chances of success by pursuing their High School Equivalency Diploma through adult education programs during the 2019-2020 year.





educators took part in the more than 614 professional development workshops that were presented by Instructional Services experts in the 2019-2020 school year.


local businesses served as partners on our CTE advisory council in 2019-2020,  providing valuable input into the curriculum offered to students. 


facemasks and other PPE were donated to healthcare facilities in the 2019-2020 school year.

News & Announcements

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Check Out Our Spring Course Offerings!

The Ulster Adult Career Education Center’s new winter catalog has countless opportunities to learn something new, refine your skills, or just meet new friends. The catalog is available now and can be found on the Ulster BOCES website at

Pre-registration is required and courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. Browse the catalog to explore all that is being offered. For more information, or to sign up for a class, call (845) 331-5050, ext. 2243.

Read More about Ulster BOCES Announces Spring Course Catalog for Adult Career Education
Senior Connor Rhoades and his classmate Cameron France demonstrate the school bus latch they designed

Wallkill High School senior Connor Rhoades, who attends the Ulster BOCES Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics program, and his classmate Cameron France from Saugerties High School, are credited with creating a unique 3D prototype of a school bus door latch designed to ensure that school bus doors remain latched if air pressure dissipates from the bus.

Read More about Ulster BOCES Students Design and Manufacture a Useful Device for School Buses
Christopher Rodrigue, Director of Operations at AMETEK Rotron, observes the presentations of young scholars from the HVPA.

Ulster BOCES Hudson Valley Pathways Academy (HVPA) students, known as young scholars, are gaining a wealth of hands-on experience as they serve internships with local industry leaders and manufacturers. Recently, the students worked with AMETEK Rotron, a manufacturer located in Woodstock, to tackle a real-world business problem.

Read More about Hudson Valley Pathways Academy Students Flourish Thanks to Partnership with Local Manufacturing Companies


Ulster BOCES instructor wearing personal protection equipment

Ulster BOCES Staff Manufacture and Donate PPE

Personal protection equipment is being donated to healthcare and essential workers on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

Gary Wells Police Officer

Proud graduate of the Ulster BOCES Criminal Justice program

Police officer Gary Wells attributes his success and love of his career to the Ulster BOCES Criminal Justice program.

Paige Zorij dressed in scrubs preparing to perform a medical procedure

Ulster BOCES Grad Becomes Essential Part of Hospital Surgical Team

Inspired by her mother, a registered nurse, Paige Zorij is now part of a cardiothoracic team that performs two to three open-heart surgeries a day.

Katja Jourdan in her captain uniform in front of map.

Aviation Grad Lands Dream Job as Airline Captain

Aviation grad Katja Jourdan lands her dream job as a captain for Trans States Airlines.

Chelsea Tucker

CTE Graduate Finds her Niche in Healthcare

Chelsea Tucker pursues her career dreams in healthcare while serving her country.

Thomas Lamendola

Ulster BOCES Grad Finds Career Success

Thomas Lamendola turned his aptitude for mechanics into a profitable livelihood.

Emily Laubach

Former Student Turns Passion into Career

Emily Laubach's time at Ulster BOCES put her on the fast track to becoming a young entrepreneur.

Molly & Ian

Couple Finds Path to Success in Auto Industry

Molly Sue Morningstar and Kyle Tokle have rewarding positions in the automotive industry.

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