Mission, Values, History

Our Mission

Questar III is an educational cooperative providing leadership and creating student success through shared instructional and support services to schools and their communities.

Our Vision

Questar III puts students first by providing 21st century programs and shared services.

Our Core Values

  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Commitment to Leadership and Service
  • Commitment to Innovation

Our Plan for Success

Learn more about The Leading Edge, Questar III's framework for innovation and growth by clicking here.

Our History

Founded separately in the 1950s and 1960s, the BOCES merged to become Rensselaer-Columbia-Greene BOCES in 1977. It later adopted the name Questar III in 1994, emphasizing its cooperative leadership in excellence and innovation.

For nearly 40 years, the organization has provided cost savings through shared services and given students of all ages and abilities access to high quality programs. Read more about our milestones