St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES

Building Futures - Creating Meaningful Lives

About this Section

Welcome to the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES website.
In this section you will find information for the following services:
  • Adult Education - Adult Literacy Centers create, provide and integrate ongoing, high quality, cost effective services that are a part of the Workforce Development System in St. Lawrence County. Primary customers include youth, adults and local businesses and industries.

  • Career & Technical Education (CTE) - program provides occupational training to approximately 1,000 secondary students and adults at the three Career and Technical Education Centers: Seaway Area Tech in Norwood, Northwest Tech in Ogdensburg, and Southwest Tech in Gouverneur.

    There are currently 16 different CTE programs available at the three Centers. The administration and staff of the CTE programs, utilizing input from component schools, industry, and the public, strive to provide relevant career and college preparation to secondary students and adult residents of SLL BOCES region. In addition, many articulation agreements and dual enrollment agreements between colleges, in and out of state, and the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES are in effect to grant academic credit to CTE Center graduates.

    The unique occupations program, designed to provide career exploration and community-based work experience to interested high school seniors throughout the county, offers opportunities in career areas that could not otherwise be studied in the CTE Centers or the traditional high school setting. Allied Health, a college prep course offered at the CTE Centers, provides an opportunity for interested senior students to explore careers the health field.

  • Special Education - program provides services for students with disabilities from age 3 to 21. Each student receives the program and related services requested by the local district’s Committee on Special Education (CPSE) and specified in the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

    Potsdam, Ogdensburg and Heuvelton, are designated as regional sites for BOCES-operated Special Education Programs. Most classes are located in component district school buildings and provide opportunities for participation in the least restrictive environment. A Collaborative Day Treatment Program is located on the grounds of the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center. Specialized Alternative Programs (Community Connections) are located in Canton and Ogdensburg.
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