Celebrate 25 years of outstanding student art

The 25th anniversary celebration of the Questar III High School Invitation Art Exhibit will be held Tuesday, April 8, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy. The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. The exhibit runs April 5-18, 2014.

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Career Expo 2014 is on May 7

For students in grades 8-10: If you are interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, visit Career Expo 2014, on Wednesday, May 7, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy. This is a free event for students, parents, and educators, with exhibitors from a variety of careers including health care, engineering, video game design, green technologies, veterinarian, biochemistry, construction and mechanical technology.

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Odyssey of the Mind teams advance

At the Region 4 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held Saturday, March 8, at Rensselaer City School District, students were judged on their creative musical and theatrical demonstrations to real-life situations as well as their ability to come up with creative, on-the-spot solutions during the “spontaneous” competition. Out of a record 91 teams, 16 will advance to the state tournament at Binghamton University on April 12.

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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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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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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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Gladys Cruz discuses summer learning opportunities.

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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Visitors at Back to School Expo

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.

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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    School districts served

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    Understanding New York's property tax cap

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    Programs and services

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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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  • Evaluation system for teachers

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