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Overview Alternative Education

Northtowns Academy is an alternative setting that provides students new beginnings and second chances.  Northtowns Academy focuses on the whole student: allowing every opportunity to achieve goals, ensuring a brighter future, and building productive members of society. 

Each program provides teachers, certified in a core content area, who have experience working with an at-risk population.  

  • Alternative High School (Grades 9-12)  
  • Teen Parenting
  • Out of School Suspension Program (Grades 7-12)
  • Opportunities for Career and Technical Education

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Work-Based Learning aims to give everyone a shot at success Gaining skills necessary to succeed is an important part of education, and Erie 1 BOCES is seizing on that mantra to ensure everyone gets a fair shot at that success by implementing the Work-Based...
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MiddleTech Academy debuts as gateway to high school MiddleTech Academy has hit the ground running in helping seventh- and eighth- graders succeed in a non-traditional learning environment. The academy – a collaboration between Erie 1...
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Community Food Pantry at Northtowns Registered nurse Julie Murray cares about the health of the children she supports at Erie 1 BOCES Northtowns Academy , including their dietary health. With her vision, and the support of her...
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Local Businesses Visit Northtowns Northtowns Academy students recently peered through a window into the lives of business representatives of various job fields. The inaugural Kid Biz Career Day saw a wide range of professionals...
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A Transformative Experience Kayla Barrett, of Lancaster, admits she was too caught up in high school drama when she started at Northtowns Academy. This June, Kayla graduated from the Alternative Learning Program...
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