Questar III begins District Superintendent search

Questar III is currently seeking applicants for District Superintendent of Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties. The position is vacant due to the retirement of James Baldwin, who served as District Superintendent for 12 years. Click below to access the search brochure and application.

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Students: apply now for New Visions, STEM and Theater programs

Applications/essays for Questar III’s New Visions, CNSE STEM and Theater Institute at Sage programs are now being accepted. Students must apply online at https://apply.questar.org/new-visions/. Applications and essays are due by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13. Interested students should meet with their school counselors before applying.    

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CTE/New Visions Open Houses announced

Interested in learning more about Questar III’s Career & Technical Education and New Visions programs? Local 9th/10th grade students and parents are invited to attend an open house from 5-7 p.m. at Columbia-Greene Educational Center in Hudson on Feb. 4 (snow date Feb. 5). A special informational session for prospective New Visions applicants (11th graders) and their parents will be held from 6-7:30 p.m.

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Learn more about the Summer Science Research Program

Questar III is currently seeking applicants for its second annual Summer Science Research Program. The hands-on experience includes paid summer lab work at local research facilities, professional development and a second-year mentor program. Click the link below to learn more about the program.

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Interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse?

Questar III offers a full-time LPN program in Hudson and Troy for adults. Students are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam upon successful completion of the 10.5 month program. Click the link below to learn more about the program, including a list of upcoming entrance exam dates.

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Questar III students use iPad as learning tool

This year, Questar III students at Sackett Educational Center are participating in a tablet pilot program using iPads as a tool for learning. Teachers are already reporting increased organization and engagement. Click on the link below to see the story.

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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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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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