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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


college credits were earned by high school students through articulation agreements with 38 colleges/universities.


local businesses served as partners on our advisory councils and committees, providing valuable input into the curriculum offered to students.


adult learners worked to improve their chances of success by pursuing their High School Equivalency Diploma through adult education programs.


young professionals enrolled in CTE programs were engaged in internships last year; including 60 paid placements with interns collectively earning more than $11K
a week.


cooperative bids were prepared to allow districts to jointly purchase supplies and services and benefit from economies of scale.




educators took part in the more than 251 professional development workshops that were presented by Educator Edge experts.


devices were purchased for Ulster BOCES & component school districts to support teaching and learning.


meals were prepared through our food service management program.

News & Announcements

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SkillasUSAGroupPhoto 2024

Ten young professionals from the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center came home with medals from the New York State SkillsUSA competition held at the Syracuse Fairgrounds in late April. The Ulster County competitors faced off against thousands of students from over 60 high schools throughout the state, competing in technical, trade, and leadership events. The young professionals also networked with their peers, as well as business and industry professionals. 

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HVPA Completion Ceremony 2024

The Ulster BOCES Hudson Valley Pathways Academy (HVPA) marked a significant milestone on May 30, staging a Completion Celebration for 10 young scholars who had successfully completed six years of rigorous academic and professional training at HVPA and SUNY Ulster. The event was hosted by one of HVPA’s industry partners, the Highland-based Selux Corporation.

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Ulster BOCES Adult Career Education Center just launched a brand-new EKG Technician course coming this summer. Starting on July 8, 2024, this comprehensive 50-hour program is designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge needed for entry-level employment in the healthcare industry as EKG technicians.

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Students from the Ulster BOCES Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) at Port Ewen will be participating in a series of educational activities as part of a collaboration with the Witness Stones Project and Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz.

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Averyanna Thomas

When Averyanna Thomas attended an information session about the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy (HVPA) at Ulster BOCES with her Grade 8 Kingston City School District class, she immediately knew that it would be a good fit for her. Thomas is now a Chapter 4 (4th year) young scholar at HVPA and is happy with her decision.

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GED Completion Ceremony 2024

Graduates of the Adult Education Literacy Program came together to celebrate obtaining their General Education Diploma (GED) or the completion of their English as a Second Language (ESL) classes through the Ulster BOCES Adult Career Education Center at a moving end-of-year completion ceremony on Tuesday, May 14, at the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning in Port Ewen. A total of 83 students from across theHudson Valley were recognized for their completion of the rigorous program since 2020. 

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What's Happening


Evan Ricci working on car

Ulster BOCES Automotive Collision Program Offers All The Right Tools

Ulster BOCES means different things to different people. For Evan Ricci of the Kingston City School District, a high school senior who is in his second year of the Ulster BOCES Automotive Collision Technology program, it meant adding new skills, techniques, and resources to his “toolbox.” 

Angelina Violante, a 2018 graduate of the Wallkill Central School District who attended the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical C

Ulster BOCES Graduate from Wallkill High School Lands Job at Culinary Institute of America  

Since graduating high school, Angelina Violante, a 2018 graduate of the Wallkill Central School District who attended the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center’s Culinary Arts program, has been following her passion for baking. 

Asher graduating

Ulster BOCES Graduate Now Flourishing at SUNY Ulster

For Asher Mapstone, a 2020 graduate of the Ulster BOCES APIE program, Ulster BOCES was a place where he learned to meet challenges head on.


Ulster BOCES Cosmetology Graduate Rebecca “Becki” Davoli Achieves Career Success at Popular Hudson Valley Salon

Cosmetology Graduate Achieves Career Success at Popular Hudson Valley Salon

For Rebecca “Becki” Davoli, Ulster BOCES meant finding both her confidence and her passion, and led her to a position at the Live Free & Dye Salon,