Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES is a shared educational services organization serving 10 school districts in New York’s North Country region with instruction, instructional support and operational services.

FEH BOCES runs two schools, Adirondack Educational Center in Saranac Lake and North Franklin Educational Center in Malone, and a handful of satellite classrooms.

Our schools and classrooms provide:

  • Technical education programs that give career-minded students hands-on learning experiences.

  • Alternative education programs that find paths to success for students who don't thrive in a typical classroom setting. 

Component Districts

FEH BOCES supports 10 public school districts in northern New York:

  • Brushton-Moira CSD

  • Chateaugay CSD

  • Lake Placid CSD

  • Long Lake CSD

  • Malone CSD

  • Raquette Lake UFS

  • St. Regis Falls CSD

  • Salmon River CSD

  • Saranac Lake CSD

  • Tupper Lake CSD

What is a BOCES?

There are 37 Supervisory Districts in New York state, each of which has a Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

Component school districts participate in a wide range of shared services that individual school districts may not be able to operate as effectively or economically themselves. These services include Career and Technical Education and other educational programs, instructional support for teachers, and operations support.

School districts receive BOCES aid in addition to local state aid as an incentive to share the cost of approved programs and services.

Our Values

Provide high-quality educational programs and shared services for our students, schools and communities.

Maximize the potential of each individual so today's learners become tomorrow's skilled professionals.

Core Beliefs

  • Everyone can learn and grow.

  • We place students at the forefront of all decisions.

  • We model integrity, positivity, hard work and professionalism.

  • We value creativity and innovation.

  • We embrace diversity and treat each other with respect, compassion and dignity.

  • We offer multiple pathways to success.

  • We build effective partnerships through collaboration and shared decision-making.

  • Safety is everyone's responsibility. 

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