Hudson Valley Pathways Academy: a P-TECH High School

The P-TECH model is comprised of a six-year pathway of study that leads to earning an associates degree and workforce readiness skills that puts graduates first in line for available positions with industry partners. At the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy, secondary educators, colleges, and industry leaders work together to build a program of study that will ensure student success through this educational journey.

About Our Program

Hudson Valley Pathways Academy (HVPA) provides an innovative and new learning environment to engage students who struggle in the traditional learning environment. The six-year program begins in Grade 9 and helps students whose college aspirations are at risk gain the education and skills needed for succeeding in the workforce.

HVPA is an Early College High School program located at the SUNY Ulster campus located in Stone Ridge. The program is modeled as a college-prep program that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), combined with required credits in English Language Arts and Social Studies. Students graduate with both their high school diploma and an associate’s degree. 

Students choose a Network Administration/Computer Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, or Computer Science/Health Informatics program of study. Throughout the program, students work with industry partners to acquire the skills they need in the workplace. The Hudson Valley Pathways Academy program is designed to develop leadership, creativity, and self-direction. An intimate atmosphere supports every student. No one falls through the cracks.

Partnerships with industry provide many opportunities for internships, mentoring, and other real-world connections that enhance students’ job prospects. Industry partners pledge to consider Hudson Valley Pathways graduates over other applicants for available positions.

How to Apply

Students wishing to attend the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy require component school district involvement in the enrollment process. To find out how you can enroll, select the option below that best fits your circumstances.

Enrollment Options

HVPA Headline News

Business/industry, educational, and elected officials gather around dirt with a golden shovel at the future home of Ulster BOCES at the iPark 87 location.

Recognition of and appreciation for the value of career and technical education as an engine for economic and workforce development was on full display on June 20 during the groundbreaking event for the future Ulster BOCES Career Pathways Academies at iPark 87. United States Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. Betty A. Rosa, U.S. Congressman Pat Ryan, and Ulster County Executive Jen Metzger joined Ulster BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Jonah Schenker and a group of students who attend the Career & Technical Center (known as young professionals) to discuss the programs and opportunities available to them.

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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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Students holding certificates

During a breakfast presentation on May 17, held at the Season’s onsite restaurant at the Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Center, 36 young professionals from the Class of ‘24 received more than $19,000 in scholarships.

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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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Contact

Peter Harris
Assistant Superintendent Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Alternative Education  (HVPA & Phoenix Academy)

Amy Storenski
Principal
Hudson Valley Pathways Academy

491 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12484
Phone: 845.688.6117

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