Eight students have completed the PTECH program at Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES this winter, earning their high school diplomas and associate degrees through the early college high school.
These students all met their requirements for graduation in December 2020. Four received their degree from Fulton-Montgomery Community College and four from SUNY Cobleskill.
The graduates, along with their home school district and degree are:
- Cameron Morrison (Gloversville Enlarged School District) — Business Management, FMCC
- Rebecca Hillman (Gloversville Enlarged School District) — Business Management, FMCC
- Aaliyah VanAllen (Greater Amsterdam School District) — Business Management, FMCC
- Tyanna VanAllen (Greater Amsterdam School District) — Health Studies, FMCC
- Kristiana Cowan (Broadalbin-Perth Central School District) — Animal Industry, SUNY Cobleskill
- Adam Feagles (Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville) — Animal Industry, SUNY Cobleskill
- Tyler Henderson (Greater Amsterdam School District) — Agricultural Business, SUNY Cobleskill
- Kristen Quist (Greater Amsterdam School District) — Animal Industry, SUNY Cobleskill
HFM PTECH is in its seventh year of operation, having co-located the three regional PTECH programs beginning in the 2020-21 school year. This group of graduates brings the total number of HFM PTECH program completers to 72.
PTECH, or Pathways in Technology Early College High School, is an up to 6-year program that incorporates project based learning and professional skills training. Students enter the program as ninth-graders and work toward their high school diploma and one of 20 different 2-year degrees from Fulton Montgomery Community College or SUNY Cobleskill (depending on the degree pathway) at no cost to their families. Through its partnership with the Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, HFM PTECH works with more than 50 regional businesses to provide mentorship, internships, job shadowing and workplace tours.