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  • The Greater Amsterdam School Districtis located in Amsterdam, NY and includes 6 schools that serve over 3,700 students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Students are encouraged to join in extra-curricular activities including Orchestra, Jazz, and Marching Band, Color Guard, Junior ROTC, Choral Club, Ski Club, Yearbook, Drama, Key Club, School Newspaper, Art, Science, Dance, Math, Master Minds, Operation Smile, and Mock Trial. Student-athletes attending Amsterdam can participate in a variety of inter-scholastic sports, while competing in the Big 10 Conference. Being a part of the Greater Amsterdam School District is an exciting and rewarding experience.
  • The Canajoharie Central School District covers 100 square miles and serves parts of eight townships in Montgomery and Schoharie counties. Approximately 1,050 students are enrolled in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Student-athletes at Canajoharie compete in a wide range of interscholastic sports in the Western Athletic Conference. Named one of the top 100 music programs in the U.S. in 2005, and number one in the state for promoting the fine arts in 2006, Canajoharie School District is New York’s only High School designated as a Pioneering Partner in Technology.
  • The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District is located in Fonda, NY and includes 3 schools that serve approximately 1,480 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Most Student-Athletes at Fonda-Fultonville have qualified as NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athletes. Superior music and arts programs, as well as up-to-date technology, round out this incredible school.
  • The Fort Plain Central School District which covers approximately 57 square miles, is located in Fort Plain, NY and includes 2 schools that serve approximately 885 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Student-athletes at Fort Plain compete in the Western Athletic Conference. The Fort Plain School District offers a large number of extracurricular activities to students. Along with a dedicated community, the Fort Plain School emphasizes academic excellence through their capable staff, with up-to-date programs and technology.
  • The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District is divided into three campuses, all located in St. Johnsville, NY. Rural in nature, OESJ Schools provide a safe environment, while serving as the center of school and community activity. Their mission is to educate their students to become life-long learners, cooperative workers, quality producers and outstanding citizens.
  •  Quality academic programs from Early Childhood through Grade 8. St. Mary’s Institute is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. Our academic program, early childhood through grade eight, complies with the New York State Department of Education and Board of Regents directives. Students at the middle school level are offered Honors programs in math and English, as well as preparation for Regent-level Spanish II. For those students who have learning difficulties, we have an on-site classroom for remedial instruction given by a certified teacher. Teachers are available for extra help to any student during the school day, or lunch, or after school as needed. The close-knit bond of family and faculty at St. Mary’s Institute provides the students with an environment centered on quality learning.

Education and Workforce Partnership Efforts

  • A new model for high school education, one that doesn’t focus on getting students ready for college but actually includes college-level, credit-bearing coursework in the curriculum. PTECH is a new model for secondary education that trades classrooms for “innovation spaces” and ditches lectures for group collaboration and hands-on learning. Here, students take the lead role in their learning, choosing pathways to their careers and take college-level, credit-bearing courses from their first year. PTECH aims to look and function more like a hybrid between college and the workplace. The 4- to 6-year sequence emphasizes individualized pathways to completion, workplace experiences, mentorship, in-depth project-based learning and real-world experiences.

  • Ag PTECH seeks to redefine secondary education with a project-based learning curriculum that focuses on skills in nine career clusters — agricultural business, agricultural science, agricultural engineering technology focused on power machinery, animal industry, biological technology, culinary arts, environmental studies, sustainable crop production, and fisheries and wildlife technologies.Ag PTECH was born when a consortium of Canajoharie Central School District, HFM BOCES, local businesses and area colleges was one of seven winners in the third round of New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) partnership awards announced Nov. 6, 2015 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


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