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Old 01-23-2007, 09:30 PM
 
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Can someone guide me in the right direction. I am currently having trouble with my 16yr old son. He's a High School student and does not have any H.S. credits. I am considering placing him within a Alternative High School to obtain a General Equivalency Dipolma. He's been diagnosed with a learning disability and does not want to face reality. I believe what he needs is a smaller school setting. Which what is previous school tried placing him in before my move to Middletown,NY. If anyone out there reads this please do give me any recommendations you may feel is helpful. He's basicly a good kid; I am afraid that he may get hooked up with the wrong crowd.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I know that Ulster County offers BOCES which is a vocational, as well as an alternative school. The buildings are seperate but on the same grounds. I do believe there is Orange County BOCES which will probably be best for you. They may even be able to offer him class time to obtain his GED, as well as some vocational class time with something hands on that he likes such as mechanical class, electric, culinary and so on. I know they do offer a lot of different types of vocational classes for the kids. Good Luck!
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Ocala, Florida
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bzmon1025 is correct. BOCES is most likely the place where your son should be receiving educational and vocational services.

But, first you need to stop wasting time on the internet seeking advice from strangers, and get yourself and your son to his school's guidance counselor ASAP. They will know your son's educational strengths and weaknesses and be able to provide recommendations as to what type of educational setting best serves your son, and where to get it. No doubt, it will be a BOCES, but you need to start at your son's school and their guidance office first. I would not delay your visit...this is too important...it's your son's future...
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Old 01-25-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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Definately BOCES in Goshen. Great school with many vocational programs. My son went to BOCES auto body, (won state auto body competition), went to universal Technical Institute for Auto Mechanics, and now is a BMW mechanic making very good pay. (more than I make as a therapist!)
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:54 AM
 
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I do thank you for advice. We were new to the area and coming from another part of the city. I had received advice from his guidance counselor at his old school. Since relocating I was just asking for advice on any alternatives that anyone knew of. Since I had not had the opportunity of registering him here at Middletown. Thank you once again. I felt that it was not a waste of time. I was just seeking advice from everyone. But since taking him to his H.S I was given the information; which I was looking for.

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bzmon1025 is correct. BOCES is most likely the place where your son should be receiving educational and vocational services.

But, first you need to stop wasting time on the internet seeking advice from strangers, and get yourself and your son to his school's guidance counselor ASAP. They will know your son's educational strengths and weaknesses and be able to provide recommendations as to what type of educational setting best serves your son, and where to get it. No doubt, it will be a BOCES, but you need to start at your son's school and their guidance office first. I would not delay your visit...this is too important...it's your son's future...
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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Thank you so much for your help.
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