New Visions students gain valuable insight into career options from a real-world perspective. A 1-year, honors-level program, New Visions turns area businesses, health care facilities and government buildings into classrooms for highly motivated, academically successful high school seniors.
For 3.5 hours each day, New Visions students learn and explore through mentoring, internships, interactions with professionals, group discussion and creative projects, as well as more traditional methods. New Visions students earn four academic credits including one credit each for English and social studies and two electives credits. They also may earn college credit, and the program is a proven asset on transcripts and college applications.
Questar III currently offers 4 New Visions programs. To learn more, please click on the links below:
- STEM @ RPI – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
- Scientific Research & World Health – University at Albany’s Health Sciences Campus, Rensselaer
- Medical – Samaritan Hospital, Troy
- Visual & Performing Arts – The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy
Interested students must complete an application and interview process and should contact their high school guidance counselors for the latest information on open houses and enrollment.
“We did everything from learning about nanotechnology to studying DNA. That’s what makes New Visions so interesting and exciting—I liked the integrated, multidisciplinary approach.”
Matt Tompkins, New Visions: Scientific Research & World Health, Class of 2007