Incoming high school freshman and their families are invited to attend a virtual open house and information session to learn more about the new STEM-based high school opening on Hudson Valley Community College’s campus this Fall.

The virtual open house will be Wednesday, April 21, 6 p.m. The information session is Tuesday, April 27, 6 p.m. The application deadline for new students interested in attending the school this fall is April 28. Visit for full details.

The high school, which will be operated by Questar III BOCES in partnership with Hudson Valley Community College and Capital Region BOCES, is open to incoming ninth graders from 46 school districts in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Schoharie and southern Saratoga counties. Approximately 70 students will be eligible to enter the programs each year.

Students will be able to pursue career-focused educational tracks, including computer information systems, civil engineering technology, environmental science and protection, and health sciences. Using the P-TECH and Early College High School models, these curriculum tracks will allow students to earn up to 63 college credits at no charge to families. Successful students following the P-TECH curriculum can complete an Associate in Applied Science at no cost over the course of six years.

This is the first P-TECH and Smart Scholar Early College High School to be hosted on a community college campus in the Capital Region. The high school will be located in Hudson Valley’s newly renovated Lang Technical Building. Students will have access to dedicated academic resources as well as the full range of services the college has to offer.

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