St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Agricultural Studies Academy Now Offering Half-Day Options

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Agricultural Studies Academy Now Offering Half-Day Options

The program will open to juniors and seniors for a half-day in the 2018-19 school year

The Agricultural Studies Academy will offer new options for students in the 2018-19 school year. The program began in 2016-17 as a full-day, one-year program for local high school seniors, but will expand to also include half-day options for both juniors and seniors.

“We conducted a survey of superintendents in our BOCES area to gather feedback about the program,” said Director of Career, Alternative and Adult Education Jane Akins. “The overwhelming response was that there was a desire for a half-day option for both juniors and seniors. With this change, seniors can still choose to come for the full-day program.”

The Agricultural Studies Academy (ASA) operates in partnership with the

Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CCE) of St. Lawrence County, and is housed at the Learning Farm in Canton, NY. The program provides a comprehensive introduction to agricultural science and business management. Students have the opportunity to earn several college credits while also completing all NYS Regents requirements.

Students who are interested in enrolling in the program next year will have the opportunity to visit the CCE Learning Farm on February 9th to partake in a tour and learn more about the program. Those interested are encouraged to contact their guidance counselors to sign up for the visit. On February 15th, the Agricultural Studies Academy will host an open house for current and potential students, parents, and community members.

For more information about St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, please visit


About St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services:

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES serves 18 school districts in St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties, New York, by providing cost-effective shared services, including career training for high-school students and adults, special education, alternative schools, technology education, and teacher training, as well as dozens of programs to expand educational opportunity and help districts operate more efficiently. The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES is committed to building futures and creating meaningful, successful lives through education, collaboration, and partnerships. For more information, please visit


Patrick Ames
Executive Director

Last updated January 24, 2018