Pathways to Graduation at E1B

The information below represents the most current Pathways to Graduation options available to students attending Erie 1 BOCES. 

 

CTE Pathway

CDOS Pathway

CDOS Credential

Regents or Local

HSE

Alternative Education

X

X

X

X

 

Career and Technical Education

X

X

X

 

Special Education

X

X

X

X

 

Twilight

X

X

X

X

 

Workforce Development

 

 

 

 

X


Pathways at a Glance

 Click here for a detailed overview of the many graduation pathways available to students. 









CTE Pathway at Harkness, Kenton, and Potter

Special Note:  Students in Special Education and Alternative Education programs can earn the CTE Pathway by attending a CTE program at no additional charge. 

The CTE Pathway 
to graduation requires the successful completion of a 2-Year NYSED Approved CTE program along with:

1.       3 Credits in CTE Instruction (Erie 1 BOCES offers 3.75 / year)

2.       Work Based Learning Experiences (E1B students participate in a 3-week Senior internship.)

3.       Development of an Employability Profile (Completed by all Erie 1 BOCES’ Seniors)

4.       Successful Completion of an Industry Based National Technical Assessment

The following programs are offered by Erie 1 BOCES and align to a NYSED Approved Technical Assessment:

  • Auto Technician Training (ASE Maintenance and Light Repair - Certification)

  • Collision Repair (Collision Repair - NOCTI)

  • Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice - NOCTI)

  • Cybersecurity and Networking (Network+ - Student Certification)

  • Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood Education and Care - NOCTI)

  • Electronics and Computer Repair (Student Electronics Technician - Certification)

  • Engineering and Robotics (Pre-Engineering - NOCTI)

  • Television and Sound Production (Television Production - NOCTI)

  • Welding (Welding - NOCTI)



CDOS (Pathway, Credential, or Diploma Supplement)

CDOS may be used as a Pathway to graduation, an exiting credential, or in addition to a Regents or Local Diploma.  Assurance of completed components along with the student’s Employability Profile are sent to Districts in early June.  Erie 1 BOCES does not provide a breakdown of WBL hours. 

Erie 1 BOCES can fulfill the following CDOS components in most programs:

  • 216 Hours of CTE instruction aligned to Commencement Level CDOS Standards
  • 54 Hours of Work-Based Learning Experiences
  • Development of an Employability Profile


Important Notes for Schools:

  • The District, NOT Erie 1 BOCES ultimately issues the CDOS Credential

  • Erie 1 BOCES is not responsible for the completion of a Career Plan

  • All students . . .

  • CDOS is embedded in ALL CTE and Career Exploration programs except Occupational Education (VIP) I.   WBL hours and the Employability Profile are fulfilled only when students complete the training sequence, ie. Building Trades Year 1 and 2 or Barbering (a 1 Year only program).

Regents and Local Diploma

Students enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES' Academic Special Education and Alternative Education programs are all working towards Regents and Local diplomas and will attempt New York State Regents Exams. Students will meet with their Principal or School Counselor to determine which pathway best serves their needs.

Options available to students through New York State and available at Erie 1 BOCES include:

  • CTE Pathway to Graduation (4 + 1 Pathways Option)
  • Superintendents Determination (Special Education Students Only)
  • Low Pass Appeal
  • Compensatory Safety Net
  • CDOS Credential / Pathway*

*Students enrolled in Alternative and Academic Special Education will have the opportunity to earn the CDOS credential through participation in a CTE program at Harkness, Kenton, or Potter for NO ADDITIONAL COST. 
Twilight

Twilight is an after-school academic program available to support students on the path to a Regents (or Local) diploma.  It offers credit bearing core academics, PE, heath, and art along with a host of support services including a school social work, counselor, and at-risk experienced staff.  Now available at Potter and Kenton!

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Frequently Asked Questions
A. Yes, with the exception of Occupational Education I.   Only OE II students will earn WBL hours and they will earn a minimum of 54.  Additionally, the 54 hour requirement is only fulfilled when students complete a training sequence, for example Building Trades I and Building Trades II.  Students in single year programs (like Barbering, Spa Specialty, and Career Exploration) will earn at least 54 hours in the program year. 
A. No.  While students may work on a Career Plan as part of their experience with Erie 1 BOCES, Districts should not count on this.   
A. No.  Erie 1 BOCES will bear the cost of any Pathway exam.  
A. Work-Based Learning hours are tracked for every student in every program.  Unfortunately, Erie 1 BOCES does not provide a breakdown of hours for Districts due to its time consuming nature.  Assurance of hour completion is sent to Districts around Mid-May via a signed affidavit and checklist of completed CDOS components.  
A. Yes.  While in Career Exploration, students will earn 54 hours of Work-Based Learning, complete an Employability Profile. 
High School Equivalency

Erie 1 BOCES provides High School Equivalency (HSE) classes across WNY. Classes are FREE and operate YEAR ROUND.

Eligibility

  • Students must be 19 years of age and removed / dropped from high school; or
  • Be a member of a high school class that has already graduated; or
  • Have had 1 year pass since student was officially dropped from the school district
Contacts

Alternative Education
Justin DeMartin
716.821.7018
jdemartin@e1b.org

Career and Technical Education
Mike Capuana
716.821.7462
mcapuana@e1b.org

Special Education
Justin DeMartin
716.821.7018
jdemartin@e1b.org

 Twilight
Terry Ruh
716.961.4014
truh@e1b.org

Mike Capuana
716.821.7462
        mcapuana@e1b.org

Workforce Development
Dina Verso
716.821.7375
dverso@e1b.org