Welcome to Educational Programs

The Educational Departments goal is to support all of the component districts with staffing and instruction.

Our Programs Include

Academic Decathlon

The local Academic Decathlon is coordinated by Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES. Students in grades 9 - 12 comprise teams of three "A" students (Honors), three "B" students (Scholastic), and three "C" students (Varsity). The students will take objective tests in art, music, language and literature, science, social science, mathematics, and economics. They will also participate in a "Super Quiz", team oral relay conducted before an audience.

CNY Leadership Development

The Central New York Leadership Development Program (CNYLDP) is designed to complement and integrate ongoing professional development initiatives while providing a sustained focus on teacher leadership development. 

Grant Writing Services

We understand a school districts need help to identify grant opportunities they may qualify for and can help by saving time in your already packed grant writing schedules. Our staff is dedicated to supporting our component districts in finding these much needed funding opportunities.

Itinerant Services

Itinerant staff members are professionals who provide shared services to two or more districts. BOCES serves as the employer and as such coordinates the recruiting, hiring, budgeting, and supervision of the staff person to be shared by the requesting districts. The terms and conditions for each program are determined by the New York State Department of Education.

Regional Summer School

The purpose of the OCM BOCES Summer School Program is to offer students in grades 7 to 12 who have failed a course or Regents examination an additional opportunity to successfully complete it. Students who reside in a participating district and have previously met the time requirement for a course, but have yet to pass either the course or the associated Regents Exam, are eligible to attend the OCM BOCES Regional Summer School Program at district expense. In addition, students from participating districts can register to take the Regents exam only without registering for a course.

Virtual AP Grant

The Virtual Advanced Placement Grant creates opportunity for today's high school students. The VAP Grant is a free, on-line AP course through which high school students may earn college credit.


Last updated on 4/4/2014
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