III is a public educational service agency providing
instructional and support services to 23 public school
districts in Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties.
At New Visions high school students
explore career options from a real-world perspective.
New Visions students have the unique opportunity to
gain valuable insight into careers and fields, something
previously reserved for college upperclassmen.
Through academics, site visits, guest speakers, mentoring and a variety of projects, New Visions students work at a level that prepares them for college. Students get a jump-start on their futures by developing advanced writing, communications, problem solving skills, and taking a firsthand look at a chosen career field. New Visions graduates attend some of the finest colleges and universities in the country.
This is an integrated program.
Students meet in a 3.5 hour block each morning to study
the subjects of science, engineering, English, and social
studies using a cooperative approach in which concepts
from each subject are applied to a variety of projects.
Specific high school courses are as follows:
|English 12 (ELA)
|Advanced Engineering Research and Applications (AERA)
RPI Physics 1100 & 1200
4 RPI credits each,
0 High School credits
through special arrangement
All class projects are linked to the NYS standards.
The class abides by a Constitution proposed by the teacher, amended and ratified by the students, and limited by the constraints of Questar III policy and NY state requirements.
The Science, Technology, Engineering & Math program
(STEM) is an ideal choice for students who are planning
to attend an undergraduate program in applied science.
This challenging program, which blends practical experience
with classroom instruction, exposes students to various
engineering fields, research, studies in mathematics,
technology and other sciences. During class, each student
has access to a personal laptop computer with Internet
The program is located on the Campus of Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York and is facilitated
by Rensselaer's Smart
Lighting Engineering Research Center.