Growing their skills

Jen Carson and Jon Ronsani, owners of Lineage Farm in Claverack, enrolled in Questar III’s Community Education Welding and Automotive classes to learn practical, hands-on skills to help them continue to grow their seven acre farm.

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Jen Carson and Jon Ronsani on their farm

Questar III honors adult students

Congratulations to all of the students from Questar III’s Adult & Continuing Education programs who were honored on June 17 for their accomplishments. View photos by clicking the link below.

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Questar III student graduating from Adult and Continuing Education program

Questar III honors retirees

Questar III honored retirees at Birch Hill on June 10. Congratulations to this year’s class: Bill Haltermann, Candace (Dee) Portzer, Diana Conroy, Donna Bellemare, Judith Elie, Mona Cady, Robert Franklin, Steve Golas and Susan Strong. The group retires with a total of 158 years of experience at Questar III. Thank you for your service! 

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Assistant Superintendent Diana Conroy with Bob Gibson, Kathryn Gerbino and Arlene Sampson

Soaring to new heights

Taliah Tillman, a senior at Troy High School and an Aviation Maintenance student at Questar III’s Rensselaer Educational Center (REC), finished second in the National History Day State Competition held in Cooperstown.

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Taliah Tillman

A collaboration in arts-in-education

Students at Questar III’s Rensselaer Academy recently collaborated with the Kingston-based Center for Creative Education. View a slideshow of their third annual arts-in-education performance

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Questar III RA students perform a skit

Impact of 37 BOCES

Did you know that 93 percent of students enrolled in a New York State BOCES Career and Technical Education program will graduate? Or that there are more than 27,625 adult students taught by BOCES workforce development programs? The impact of all 37 BOCES across New York State is clear. Check out this report to see how BOCES are helping schools.

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Business Council President and CEO talks education

Questar III recently spoke with Heather Briccetti, President and CEO of the Business Council of New York State, about public education, the economic climate in the Capital Region, the Regents Reform Agenda and more.

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Heather Briccetti

Tech Valley High School is "going to college"

More than a decade ago, we first dreamed of building a regional technical high school to support the emerging Tech Valley region and its need for a highly skilled workforce. 

Today, like proud parents, Questar III and Capital Region BOCES have watched the school grow up and look forward to sending it “off to college” in a few months to fulfill its promise and potential.

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Tech Valley High students working on a project

Enroll in a Career and Technical Education Program

Questar III's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are great ways to learn and explore a career before entering college, technical school or the workforce. Courses are taught in real-world environments, from airports to hospitals. Students in these classes work towards a Regents Diploma, and some may be eligible for the Technical Endorsement on that Diploma.

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Learning one step at a time

Jason Stevens came to Questar III’s Achieving Individual Milestones (AIM) program at Red Mill Elementary School determined to move forward, or walk unassisted. With encouragement Jason started using his walker in school. With each new day, he became braver and more confident. Within one month he was walking on his own.

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Jason Stevens

We're on social media!

Questar III BOCES is now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Like us and follow us for the latest information, news and events, and join in on the conversation!


To like Questar III's Facebook page, click here. To follow us on Twitter, click here. To view our LinkedIn page, click here.

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Questar III named top workplace by Times Union

Questar III BOCES has been named one of the Capital Region’s Top Workplaces for 2013, according to a survey published in the Times Union.

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Parent brochure explaining Common Core Learning Standards

Questar III’s School Improvement Office developed a brochure to help parents and guardians better understand the changes happening in public education. The brochure, which is available by clicking the link below, provides suggestions on how to help your child with English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  

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  • Dignity for All Students Act

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    Understanding New York's property tax cap

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  • Districts pool $1.3 million to improve achievement

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  • Understanding New York’s learning standards

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