College Academy

HIGH SCHOOL/CAMPUS ACADEMY 

 

High school juniors and seniors can take college-level courses through SUNY Adirondack’s College Academy.

SUNY Adirondack has established a College Academy in accordance with State Education Department guidelines in order to provide academically capable high school juniors and seniors opportunities to take college-level courses. SUNY Adirondack guidelines require an average of 80% or higher and a recommendation from the high school guidance counselor or principal. The College Academy Application form is available for download or can be obtained from a high school guidance counselor. College Academy students are ineligible for both federal and state aid.

Students can choose from a variety of SUNY Adirondack classes available to them at their high school, earn college credits and are offered at reduced rates.

Types of Classes offered:

  • Art
  • Business
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science

Please see your guidance counselor to inquire about current offerings at your high school. Students will be required to complete a college academy application/registration form. This form must be completed each semester. All decisions are at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Extended Programs.

Students have the ability to study either full or part-time at either of SUNY Adirondack’s two locations Queensbury http://www.sunyacc.edu/our-campus/locale and Wilton http://www.sunyacc.edu/our-campus/wilton-center, or online http://www.sunyacc.edu/academics/online-learning. Students should meet with their guidance counselor to discuss courses need to complete high school graduation.

  • Work toward an Associate Degree, or start earing credits for transfer
  • Full catalog of courses available
  • Full Tuition rate
  • Academic Advisor for Full-time students 
  • Free tutoring
  • Accommodations 

Students will be required to complete a college academy application/registration form. This form must be complete each semester. All decisions are at the discretion of the Assistant Dean for Extended Programs.

Applicants entering their senior year may be considered for full-time study, juniors will only be considered for courses under a part time status.

Degree Programs 

Transfer Opportunities

Homeschool students can enroll part-time in their junior year in our Campus Academy Programs and are eligible for full-time enrollment in their senior year allowing them to take classes on our Queensbury Campus, Wilton Extension Center, or online. For more information see Campus Academy above. Homeschooled students will be required to submit the following for consideration:

  1. College Academy Application, this will need to be submitted each semester student is taking courses.
  2. The superintendent from the public school system in which you reside provide the following statement on school letterhead:

To Whom it May Concern, 

"(insert student’s name) will be in (grade) in the fall/spring of (year). His/her overall GPA is (insert number). He/she will have completed the requirements necessary to complete (grade) by June of this year. The (student’s family name) have complied with the New York state Education Regulations for Home Schooling , section 100.10, and I have received all appropriate paperwork.”

  1. Submit quarterly reports to the Assistant Dean of Extended Programs.

Click HERE to download the handbook.

College Academy Application/Registration Form

College Academy Withdrawal Form (To be used after the first week of class.)

College Academy Add/Drop Form (To be used prior to the start of the second week of classes.)

Billing Information/Certificate of Residency Forms (Warren, Washington and Saratoga): All NYS residents are required to submit a Certificate of Residence. For more information, click HERE. (See "Certificate of Residence FAQs" section)

Click HERE to download a College Academy application.

Click HERE for instructions on accessing your SUNY Adirondack accounts.

Click HERE for instructions on completing an online FERPA waiver authentication.

Click HERE to connect with campus tutoring options.

Click HERE for College Academy Dates and Deadlines.

Click HERE to file a Certificate of Residence.

The Accessibilities Services Office provides equal educational opportunities to students with disabilities by ensuring full access to all programs, activities an facilities of the college. For more information, click HERE.

Find colleges that offer transfer agreements or "2 plus 2" programs with SUNY Adirondack HERE.

To request a transcript, click HERE.

To pay a bill, click HERE.

Click HERE for roster verification information.

Click HERE for Banner information.

Read about College Academy program updates HERE.

 

To download the Spring 2018 schedule, click HERE.

Access the application by clicking HERE.

Early College Career Academy

Think earning credit for college has to wait until you graduate? Think again.

Earn up to 32 tuition-free credits toward an Associate degree in this early high school program, helping you gain valuable job skills and work experience at the same time toward a degree.

 

 

 

A mix of college-level courses, job skills and technical education help train what we call the “industrial athletes” of the future. This Career Academy program provides students a trans-disciplinary environment that encompasses all learning styles and individual strengths.

High school students in the Advanced Manufacturing program have the unique opportunity to close the gap on skills that employers in manufacturing here and abroad are seeking from their workforce. More than 70 billion dollars in goods and products are manufactured in New York State each year. It remains a vital and growing part of the state economy and a great career option for students.

Unique Features

  • Up to 28 tuition-free credits for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Electrical Technology
  • Sequence of coursework to ensure job-ready skills and certification
  • Work-based learning experiences connect students with future employers through internships

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IT Computer Networking students are trained as part of the Cisco Networking Academy at SUNY Adirondack and receive the coveted Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) license along with 2 other nationally recognized certificates upon graduation.

High school students in the IT Computer Networking Career Academy have the unique opportunity to learn job-ready skills and earn free college credits toward a future-proof technology degree.Computer networks are the backbone of the 21st Century workforce and society. Every major industry forecasts double-digit growth in the hiring of networking professionals over the next 10 years.

Unique Features

• Up to 28 tuition-free credits for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in IT Computer Networking
• Access to hands-on equipment and experiential learning in labs
• Project based learning that leads students through the process of complex problem solving and critical thinking

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Design your future with the New Media program. With the recent growth in web, social, mobile and general digital media, career prospects are at an all-time high for Media Arts students. Regardless of the business or industry sector, having the ability to develop effective visual marketing and communication materials is essential.

Using a foundation of art theory & process combined with hands-on learning of today’s best hardware and software, students learn to design their own path. Students experience class in modern facilities using state of the art equipment and software in a variety of courses including Graphic Design, Photography and Web Design to develop a foundational knowledge base of Media Arts. These skills are then employed in real world scenarios, working with local businesses on current projects in our community. At the same time, students design and build a portfolio of their own artwork.

Upon completing the program, students have the opportunity to earn internationally recognized Adobe Certified Associate credentials and SUNY Adirondack’s Media Arts Certificate.

Unique Features  

  • Earn up to 32 tuition-free credits towards an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Media Arts    
  • Every student will be provided with a Digital SLR Camera and a Macbook Pro with Adobe Creative Cloud installed   
  • Opportunity to earn internationally recognized, industry standard Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) credentials and SUNY Adirondack’s Media Arts Certificate   
  • Real-world, team and project-based learning opportunities prepare students to think critically and creatively solve problems

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Get a jump start on a business degree of your choice that encourages creativity and planning for the business-like ambitious student. A pre-college program that allows you to pursue many different avenues and career paths in the field of business.

Students will engage in a combination of college courses, technical education and job skills related to the field of business and entrepreneurship. BOCES educators and SUNY Adirondack professors work together in the career academy to provide students a transdisciplinary environment that encompasses all learning styles and individual strengths. 

A strong focus of entrepreneurship sets this program apart from a traditional college or high school experience.  Working with actualentrepreneurs, along with college and BOCES educators, students will engage in work and project-based learning opportunities that provide students with the tools necessary to develop an actual business plan.

Upon completing the program, students will be presented with multiple pathways to continue their education or enter into the world of work.  Highly transferable credits obtained will apply directly to five  SUNY Adirondack degree programs, as well as most baccalaureate programs.  Student also have the opportunity to earn internationally recognized certifications in operational excellence as recognized by SixSigma which include: Strategy Development, Performance Management, High Performance Work Teams, and Process Excellence. 

Unique Features

  • Earn up to 26 credits, at no cost to the student, towards an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship or Hospitality & Tourism Management, an Associate in Science (AS) in Business Administration or a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Business Management

  • Every student will be provided an opportunity for 1:1 technology (e.g. Laptop, tablet, etc.) Sequence of coursework to ensure job-ready skills and certification

  • Work-based learning experiences connect students with future employers through business plan development, startup bootcamp and mentorship.

For common questions about the Early College Career Academy, click HERE.

Contact Us

To learn more about the SUNY Adirondack College Academy programs, contact:

Michael Prutsman, Assistant Dean for Extended Programs, Academic Affairs
Wilton Center
696 State Rt 9, Wilton, NY 12831
518.832.7652
prutsmanm@sunyacc.edu