New Vision Information Night has been scheduled for February 8th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Oswego County BOCES (OCB) campus, 179 County Route 64 in Mexico. Students and their parents are invited to attend the informational evening to gather details about the New Vision classes offered through OCB.
The New Vision programs are competitive, rigorous, immersion based programs for college bound seniors who have an interest in the law and government, health care or education fields. Oswego County BOCES and SUNY Oswego’s School of Education developed a partnership to host the programs at Sheldon Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus.
The curriculum provides one high school credit for English 12 Honors, one high school credit for Social Studies 12 Honors, and two career and technical education credits as well as providing diverse rotations to allow students to experience all aspects of their chosen career pathway. In addition, students have the ability to obtain up to twelve college credits from SUNY-Oswego; Psychology 100 “Principles of Human Behavior” (all students), Education 210 “History Of Education Since 1865” (education students), Public Justice 102 “Introduction to Human Services” (law students), HSC 241 “Critical Health Issues”, (health students) and English 101 “Composition I” and English 102 “Writing about Literature” (all students).
Students will spend three weekday mornings (New Vision Law & Allied Health) or afternoons (New Vision Education & Allied Health) in a traditional classroom setting on the campus. As part of the experiential aspect of the program, the remaining two days students will explore many occupations with diverse rotations throughout Oswego County.
Through the New Vision Education program, students will explore many areas of education through modules ranging from preschool, elementary, middle, and high school to internships with principals, college professors, special education teachers, school psychologists, superintendents, school counselors and other areas of individual student interest.
The New Vision Law and Government program includes experiences with local, state and federal law enforcement; county and state government offices; city, state and federal courts; local and state political offices and private law firms. Seminars are also held with representatives from the New York State Police and various government agencies.
The students in the New Vision Allied Health program will experience the delivery of healthcare in various settings including dentistry, pediatrics, physical therapy, maternity, veterinary medicine, EMS, nursing, surgery and several other medical sites. Rotation sites are located within the Oswego Hospital and throughout the cities of Oswego and Fulton.
Oswego County BOCES and SUNY Oswego’s School of Education have developed a partnership to host the New Vision Programs in Sheldon Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus. This partnership, which envelopes the ideal of the New Vision concept, encourages immersion-based opportunities for students in their chosen fields of study. Oswego County BOCES provides the books for all classes as part of the New Vision experience. Students will spend three weekday mornings or afternoons in a traditional classroom setting on the campus. The remaining two days, students will explore diverse rotations throughout Oswego County focusing on careers in their chosen field of study. New Vision students will also have access to various seminars and workshops designed specifically for them as well as access to many opportunities offered to SUNY Oswego college students.
Students must apply in their junior year for acceptance in their senior year into the New Vision programs and meet stringent requirements to be considered. Included in the requirements are a qualifying GPA, an interview process, two writing samples, and letters of reference.
For more information about New Vision courses or other Career and Technical Education classes at Oswego County BOCES, contact Ronald Camp, Director of CTE at 963-4433, or speak to your guidance counselor in your high school.