The very essence of the mission of the Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES, is its role as collaborator and facilitator.
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.
Ulster BOCES Hudson Valley Pathways Academy instructors Noah Smith and Matthew Leifeld have been named 2023 Manufacturing Champions by the Council of Industry, the manufacturers’ association of the Hudson Valley.
Frank Falatyn, president of FALA Technologies in Kingston, has received the Ulster County School Boards Association (UCSBA) Distinguished Friend of Education Award.
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.
Devon Ellsworth says BOCES is a place where he can learn in the way that best suits him.