A partnership approach to grant writing

As is the nature of the BOCES, Questar III’s Grant Writing Service provides a partnership approach to seek out and apply for funding opportunities on behalf of participating school districts. These grants often result in the district having the ability to create new programs thus expanding the educational opportunities for students. Continue reading

Gladys Cruz named Questar III COO

Gladys Cruz with PRHYLI students.

Gladys Cruz with Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PRHYLI) students earlier this year.

The Questar III Board of Education designated Deputy Superintendent Dr. Gladys Cruz to serve as chief operating officer (COO) of Questar III, effective September 15. She will provide leadership and oversee day-to-day operations until a… Continue reading

Questar III receives Virtual AP grant

Questar III BOCES has been awarded a 10-month grant under New York State’s virtual learning initiative, the Virtual Advanced Placement (VAP) Program, Round II. The grant will expand access to Advanced Placement (AP) and pre-AP classes and exams in participating component districts. This will allow more low-income students to prepare for college and careers. Questar III was awarded $534,261 in Race to the Top funds to develop online and blended courses. Continue reading

Gov. announces New Tech Valley HS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the new Tech Valley High School, which focuses on providing students with a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and math skills, which are increasingly important as New York continues to expand its leadership in the development of next generation technologies. Located at the Albany NanoTech Complex, the school is the result of collaboration between Tech Valley High School and the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering /SUNY Institute of Technology. Over 140 students are enrolled for the Fall 2014 semester, with the freshman class at capacity. Continue reading