Students at Dutchess BOCES’ Work-Based Learning program are working hard and gaining experience, not letting anything get in their way.
The High School Equivalency program (HSE) at the Alternative High School offers students an opportunity to prepare for the NYS exam and receive their equivalency credentials. The fully accredited program covers Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies, the five academic areas students must be proficient in to complete the test.
An odd visitor stopped into Dutchess BOCES’ Career and Technical Institute recently. Sting – not the lead singer for The Police, the Culinary Institute of America’s honeybee mascot - surprised two students in the Culinary Arts Program Nov. 29 to celebrate their acceptance.
‘Tis the season for Christmas trees, but what happens when the season ends? Well, for the infamous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, it is now a season for giving back.
Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute’s Security and Law program has updated the curriculum to better reflect issues in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Instructor Frank Kolarik created a plan to integrate these values into the curriculum with help from BOCES academic teachers.
Students at Dutchess BOCES’ Salt Point Center (SPC) honored our country’s veterans with colorful handwritten cards and learned about veterans’ importance. BOCES Board Member and Presiding Officer of the Poughkeepsie Jewish War Veterans Rob Rubin collected the cards, which he personally delivered to local veterans during the Nov. 11 ceremony at the Dutchess County War Memorial in Poughkeepsie.
Dutchess BOCES administrators and representatives from various Dutchess County organizations gathered together on October 19th at the Career Technical Institute (CTI) to discuss ways to expand and promote workforce development.
The capital project at Dutchess BOCES’ Salt Point campus continues moving in the right direction with many elements progressing at the same time.
While Dutchess BOCES does not have a physical library, it offers a comprehensive school library system providing numerous services to support students’ learning process not just at BOCES, but at several school districts countywide.
Teachers across Dutchess BOCES’ three schools sat in on various sessions covering everything from inclusive curriculum to trauma informed practices during Superintendent’s Conference Day on October 12.
The Dutchess BOCES Adult Learning Institute (ALI) has won the BEST of the Hudson Valley award for “best educational programs for adults.”
Help wanted signs are everywhere. Diners, gas stations, fast food restaurants, and department stores are all looking for new employees.
Dutchess BOCES will re-open schools in September on a regular schedule, five days a week. Staff will report for a Superintendent’s Conference Day on September 8 and students begin the next day. The complete reopening plan (updated 10/8/21) can be found HERE.