BOCES to hold New Visions programs open house events

New Visions Health and Medical Careers students learn to perform diagnostic tests at the Cayuga Medical Center Laboratory. More information about these opportunities will be offered at an open house March 10 at the Howell Education Center at Cayuga Medical Center from 6 to 8 p.m.
New Visions Health and Medical Careers students learn to perform diagnostic tests at the Cayuga Medical Center Laboratory. More information about these opportunities will be offered at an open house March 10 at the Howell Education Center at Cayuga Medical Center from 6 to 8 p.m.

The New Visions programs at TST BOCES will be hosting two open houses for interested students and parents.
The Health and Medical Careers open house will be held on Thursday, March 10 at the Howell Education Center at Cayuga Medical Center, and the Life Sciences open house will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at Cornell University, Guterman Lab Room 110, both run from 6 to 8 p.m.
New Visions is a full-year program that offers high school seniors a real-life career experience that can advance their college and occupational success. Accepted students attend this program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily at Cayuga Medical Center or Cornell University, as well as various sites such as medical schools and offices, research labs, the zoo, state parks and other sites that relate to the student’s career and academic interests.
For New Visions Health and Medical Careers, oncology, surgery, maternity, nutrition, rehabilitation therapy and pharmacy are just some of the many clinical opportunities. For New Visions Life Sciences, plant science, animal science, agricultural and environmental science, sustainability, astronomy, and engineering are just some of the offered areas of study. In both programs, hands-on engagement is emphasized and encouraged.
Students in the New Visions program will receive high school credit for English 12 Honors, Government and Economics, two elective science credits as well as Concurrent Enrollment credits through Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3).
“The New Visions program is regarded highly by collegiate administrators as evidence of a student’s motivation, intelligence and desire for success,” says TST BOCES Career and Technical Education Principal Jeffrey Podolak.
In recent years, New Visions students have been accepted to a variety of prestigious colleges including Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Cornell University, Clarkson University, Yale, Boston University and more.
Acceptance into a New Visions program is competitive; selection is based on grades, recommendations, an interview and essays, among other criteria. To apply or obtain more information and an application, visit www.tstboces.org/newvisions.
For high school juniors who are interested in New Visions for their senior year, the application is due to your high school counselor by Thursday, March 24.