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Alternative Education
EDGE Academy
Coming September 2018, EDGE Academy is a full-day complete curricular program for Regents diploma bound students who need more. EDGE students will explore a series of 5 pathways designed to help them focus their goals and find their passion in a supportive environment. Read more here...
 
Grades 9 - 12
Home Hospital Instruction
Home Hospital Instruction is for those students who are unable to attend school due to medical issues, students who are suspended short term, or students who are in the hospital.  Core subjects are provided in a 1:1 instruction setting.  Certified teachers instruct on K-12 General Education and K-12 Special Education.  Elementary students receive 5 hours of instruction a week, and secondary students receive up to 10 hours per week (2 hours per core subject).  Read more here...
 
For further details or questions, please contact Rose Rupert, (716) 821 - 7378.
 
Grades K - 12
MiddleTech Academy
A full-day educational program for academically and socially at-risk 7th and 8th grade students that incorporates Career and Technical Education as part of a project-based curriculum. Read more here...
 
Grades 7 - 8
 
Out of School Suspension
The Out of School Suspension Program provides full day instruction for high school students who have been suspended from school.  Erie 1 BOCES offers both short term and long term suspension programs for students. Students suspended for one to five days by their home school have the opportunity to attend the short term program, and students suspended six days or more have the opportunity to attend the long term program.  Both programs are offered at the Northtowns Academy location and the E1B Learning Center location.  
Instruction in each of the core content areas is provided by certified teachers. A guidance counselor provides student support.  Read more here...
*Students must be referred by their home school.
 
For further details or questions, please contact Arlene Adams, (716) 961 - 4051.
 
 
Grades 6 - 12
Twilight (After School Education Options)
Twilight is a unique opportunity that caters to students outside of traditional school hours.  Twilight is available at the Harkness Career and Technical Center and offers after school education options for Regents diploma-bound students.  Twilight is appropriate for students who may be credit deficient or for those who need an alternative placement.  This structure provides a pathway to graduation and career readiness for students in grades 10, 11, and 12.  Students may join Twilight at any time throughout the year.  Read more here...
 
Grades 9 - 12