Do you struggle in a traditional school setting but would shine in a new and innovative learning environment? Are your college dreams at risk?
Hudson Valley Pathways Academy can help you get both a high school diploma and a college education at no cost to your family, while gaining the skills you need for work, plus make valuable connections with employers that put you first in line for jobs.
How does Hudson Valley Pathways Academy work?
- Hudson Valley Pathways is a six-year program starting in Grade 9.
- College-prep program 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 at no cost to their families.
- Students choose an Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, or Computer Science/Health Informatics program of study.
- Students work with industry partners to acquire the skills they need in the workplace.
What makes Hudson Valley Pathways Academy different from a traditional high school?
- Hudson Valley Pathways is designed to develop leadership, creativity, self-direction, global citizenship, and multiple literacies.
- 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.
- Students begin college as 9th graders through dual enrollment in both college and high school courses.
Who can attend Hudson Valley Pathways Academy?
Any incoming Grade 9 student from Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, or Sullivan County who is at risk in his or her college aspirations is eligible.
What else do I need to know?
- School sites will be geographically central to districts from which students originate.
- Transportation is provided by student’s home district.
Hudson Valley Pathways Academy has engaged the following partners:
SUNY New Paltz
Sullivan County BOCES
Council of Industry: An association of nearly 100 Advanced Manufacturing or related businesses in the Hudson Valley
Mediacom: A provider of television, Internet, and telecommunications services, headquartered in Orange County