New Visions

A career exploration program for motivated seniors

New Visions is a one-year career exploration program that provides highly motivated seniors with the opportunity to gain valuable insights into career options from a real-world perspective. Area businesses, colleges, health care and government facilities provide the setting for immersed learning in a career field of interest to the student.  
Students have the opportunity to:
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Participate in job shadowing
  • Earn high school and college credits 

New Visions Classes Align with Two Career Clusters

  1. Health Professions - Explore the Health Science career cluster including therapeutic services and diagnostic services
  2. STEM Professions - Explore the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics career cluster at innovative engineering and science technology businesses

New Visions Program Structure

  • New Visions classes are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and follow school district calendars 
  • Three days a week, students receive classroom instruction from their New Visions teacher 
  • The rest of the week, students are engaged in career exploration activities within their area of study 
  • School districts provide transportation to all New Visions locations 

Career Exploration Activities Include:

  • Shadowing professionals to get an up-close view of the demands and rewards of each career
  • Participating in industry tours and field trips 
  • Interviewing professionals in the field
  • Engaging with guest speakers
  • Professional networking
  • Developing mentoring contacts

Academic Credits
Students earn 3 high school credits for New Visions: 1 credit for Government/Economics and 2 elective credits

Students can earn dual enrollment credit for college courses

  • Students in Health Professions enroll in HED 130 – Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
  • College dual enrollment options may include Economics 101 and Small Group Communication 143   

Who Can Apply?
College-bound high school juniors with interest in the career field represented by the New Visions class

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of 3 years of Regents math and Regents science
  • A score of 76 or higher on the ELA Regents exam
  • Preference will be given to students who also score 85 or higher on the Geometry Regents OR 70 or higher on the Algebra 2 Regents
Additional Considerations

  • Students must not have behavior, attendance or discipline concerns during junior year
  • Students must be able to successfully complete industry requirements  for placement, which may include a background check, drug test and/or vaccinations 

Apply for New Visions from now through February 1, 2020 at www.monroe2boces.org/newvisionsapply

For answers to other questions, contact WEMOCO Counselor Dave Mancuso at [email protected] 

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