• New Paltz Central School District to Host Hudson Valley Pathways Academy Informational Presentation

    Leaders from Hudson Valley Pathways Academy (HVPA) at Ulster BOCES will present their P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) program to the New Paltz Central School District Board of Education on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 PM in the New Paltz High School Audion. Parents and students entering Grade 9 are encouraged to attend the meeting or view it later in the week on the District’s Youtube channel. 

    HVPA is one of 48 P-TECHs in New York State that brings together the best parts of high school, college, and the workforce to create a powerful learning experience designed to develop leadership, creativity, self-direction, global citizenship, and multiple literacies. Globally, P-TECH schools engage more than 150,000 students in nearly 250 schools within 12 states and 28 countries. 

    HVPA is ideal for students who are interested in STEM or project-based learning and who excel in small or non-traditional environments. The program, which is located at the SUNY Ulster campus, is rooted in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Relationships are at the center of everything and global competencies and other skills that lead to success in the workplace (such as investigating the world, recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas, and taking action) are emphasized. 

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

    The six-year program, which students start in Grade 9, concludes with the participating student successfully completing their coursework and earning an Associate's Degree in either Advanced Manufacturing or Network Administration at no cost to families.

    For more information about HVPA, please contact Peter Harris, Director of Learning and Design for the Career Pathways Programs, at 845.255.1400 extension 1234 or Pharris@ulsterboces.org. If you believe HVPA is a good fit for your child, please contact their guidance counselor.