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Alternative Center for Educational Services (ACES)


Provides alternative educational programs for students who are unable to function within a public school building. Programs include:

High School Alternative Education Program, offering special classes for students with severe emotional disabilities who are unable to function within a public school building. 

Project COPE (Challenging our Personal Expectations), a transitional program for secondary level students with severe conduct disorders who have been removed from school. 

Alternative High School/GED Program, provides basic academic coursework, Career/Technical Education opportunities, career counseling, and work experience for high school level students at significant risk of dropping out of school.

Endeavor (Middle School Program), provides instruction designed and delivered to maximize student participation and academic success and the development of student self-discipline for 7th and 8th grade students experiencing significant academic difficulties in traditional school settings including refusal to participate in classroom activities, discipline problems, poor attendance, and academic failure.

Endeavor (Regents Diploma-Based Alternative High School Program), provides support to students who have having difficulty meeting diploma requirements in a traditional school setting and may required an additional semester or school year. 

Eligibility: Children who are unable to function within a public school building

Application Process: Call for information and services

Required Documentation: Call for required documentation

Fees: None

Jefferson and Lewis counties

Map and Directions

Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES

20104 State Route 3
Watertown NY 13601

Website: www.boces.com

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Disabled: Fully Accessible


Jefferson County ACES: 315-779-7233

Lewis County ACES: 315-377-7365

Website: www.boces.com

20104 State Route 3
Watertown NY 13601


Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Disabilities Access

Fully Accessible

This program is offered at these sites:

Boak Education Center/Lewis County ACES

Main Address:

5439 Shady Avenue

Lowville NY 13367

Business Line:

BOCES District Office

Main Address:

20104 New York State Route 3

Watertown NY 13601

Business Line:

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