New Visions is a program for seniors that provides an insider's view of a professional field.  The program places students in the actual institution where they are able to receive hands-on experience in that field.  Students are able to choose from the following areas of interest:

    • Business Management
    • Communications 
    • Education
    • Engineering Technology 
    • Health Professions
    • Legal Professions
    • Nanotechnology
    • Performing Arts 
    • Veterinary Science


    Students attend four mornings per week at various internship sites and one morning per week at the BOCES center for academics.  The other half-day students attend classes at New Hartford High School.  The New Visions program awards successful students 1 credit for English 12, 1 credit for Economics/Government, and 2 credits for the concentration area they select.  Included also are dual college credit for English 110 (Oral and Written Communication) from MVCC.  Students who enter the New Visions program should have had at least two years of science and math and plan on studying at the postsecondary level.



    • Burrstone Animal Hospital
    • Con Med Corp
    • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • District Attorney's Office
    • Faxton/St. Luke's Healthcare
    • Fitness Mill
    • Hannaford Pharmacy
    • Junior Junction
    • Kunkel Ambulance
    • NYS Dept. of Transportation
    • Observer Dispatch
    • Primary Care Center
    • Public Defender
    • St. Luke's Hospital
    • Tech Utica Corp
    • Utica City Court
    • Waterville Veterinary Clinic
    • WKTV
    • Utica Zoo
    • Area Schools



    Seniors interested in New Visions must complete the following requirements in order to be considered for the program.  There is a limit to the number of students who may participate, as this is a BOCES-wide program, serving 12 school districts.  For this reason it is very important that you complete each of the following and pay particular attention to the early April deadline.

    Consult with your counselor regarding the appropriateness of this program in relation to your future goals and college plans.  This should occur prior  to the April 1 deadline.  Applications and an essay indicating why you are interested must be turned in NO LATER than April 1st.  If more students apply than BOCES has space for, qualified applicants will be entered in a lottery drawing for selection of students who will participate.  The principal will supervise the drawing.

    Notification of acceptance into the program will occur in May.

    More information can be found at the BOCES website:  http://www.oneida-boces.org/Page/41