Welcome to Catskill Academy, Questar III BOCES!
Catskill Academy is located in Catskill High School. We have 33 students enrolled. Residing in Catskill High School provides the opportunity for students to integrate into some classes in the middle school or high school, and provides access to physical education facilities and an auditorium.
Our students range from elementary school to high school; students and teachers enjoy a small student to teacher ratio. We implement the Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports program (PBIS). PBIS serves as a proactive behavior support system designed to support our students to be successful socially, emotionally and to grow academically.
Teachers work directly with curriculum specialists to ensure academic rigor across all subjects. All of our teachers are special education teachers. Teachers focus instruction to address the unique and individual learning style of each student. Last year our high school students achieved a 100% passing on the NYS Regents. We are very proud of their achievement. Our social workers and school psychologist provide additional individual social and emotional support, exclusive to the need of each student.
In addition to NYS Regents and NYSSA academic courses at Catskill Academy, students may take Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at the Questar III Columbia-Greene Educational Center, located in Hudson, New York. Students also have the opportunity to earn work based learning hours, which qualify them for a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) credential. Students earn work based learning hours in the Catskill community. Our goal is for all students to be college or career ready upon graduation from the Academy.
Catskill Academy students have embarked on a project based learning experience in collaboration with the Animal Protective Foundation, Schenectady, New York and with students from Scotia-Glenville CSD, Scotia, New York. This is a hands on authentic learning opportunity for students. Students will conduct scientific research, discover mathematics concepts, investigate historical and contemporary norms for humane animal treatment, and develop their literary skills, as they participate in the elements of the project. Students will carry out their research on their own personal tablet.
It is a privilege to serve in a student centered academic community which embraces the Questar III philosophy of “Putting Students First”. I am looking forward to working with you and your student as we work toward a successful year.
Heather C. Lansing
Heather C. Lansing, Principal
341 West Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414