Career & Technical Education
Questar III’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offer high school students the opportunity to learn career skills while earning a Regents diploma. The half-day programs are a great way for students to explore a variety of careers and develop specialized skills through hands-on learning and integrated academics. Programs are based at Columbia-Greene Educational Center in Hudson and Rensselaer Educational Center in Troy.
Questar III offers a wide array of general education offerings in arts, pre-kindergarten, science and technology and regional competitions.
A decades-long leader in providing special education programs and related services to students with disabilities , Questar III provides a comprehensive array of services for students in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene county schools. Students are placed in programs according to their individual academic capabilities and social/behavioral needs.
Each program provides students with individualized instruction in a curriculum adapted to meet the state learning standards. Learning is enriched by interactive community-based experiences and through the support of specialists in speech, occupational and physical therapy. Questar III also offers extensive support services to component districts through itinerant services, consultation services and staff development opportunities.
Tech Valley High School®
Students at Tech Valley High School explore math, science and technology in a dynamic learning community designed in partnership with business and higher education. The high school provides a unique educational opportunity that engages students in the region’s emerging technologies—biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, energy technology and advanced materials. The high school offers an integrated curriculum that meets New York State’s Regents requirements for post-secondary education. Students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside local professionals as well as a comprehensive overview of career opportunities in the Tech Valley region.
The high school is a joint venture of Capital Region BOCES and Questar III.