If you are a junior high school student or a parent of a junior high school student, you may be interested in the New Vision programs for seniors offered through the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation.
A parent information meeting will be held Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the Sheldon Hall Ballroom on the SUNY Oswego campus for any who would like more information.
New Vision programs are competitive, rigorous one-year offerings designed for college-bound seniors.
CiTi and SUNY Oswego have developed a partnership to host the programs at Sheldon Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus. New Vision classes meet five days a week throughout the school year for a half day.
Students will spend three weekday mornings or afternoons in a campus classroom setting. As part of the experiential aspect of the programs, students meet the remaining two days a week at various rotation sites where they network with professionals in their chosen career fields.
New Vision programs currently include Allied Health, Business, Law & Government and Specialized Careers (designed for students who have a strong interest in pursuing a career other than business, health or law and government).
These programs offer the opportunity to earn college credit through SUNY Oswego. Candidate criteria include an 85% or higher un-weighted GPA, 90% or higher attendance rate, two educator recommendations and a student application.
“As instructors, we have made connections with business and industry personnel who inform us what they expect and look for in an employee,” said New Vision teacher Dianna Nesbitt. “We make sure that students have those soft skills that will make them successful and productive in the workplace.”
More information on New Vision and other CiTi programs can be found at www.citiboces.org
Should inclement weather arise, the snow date for this event will be Feb. 19.