New educational opportunities are available starting this fall for Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School students, thanks to a shared services agreement with Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District.
Six Herkimer students will be the first to travel to Frankfort-Schuyler to participate in Project Lead The Way, a rigorous and innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program offering hands-on learning opportunities. The shared services agreement is being coordinated through Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES.
The program at Frankfort-Schuyler enables qualifying students to earn college credit through Rochester Institute of Technology in the areas of design and drawing for production, digital electronics and computer-integrated manufacturing. More information about Project Lead The Way is at http://pltw.org/. (Read what Frankfort-Schuyler officials had to say about the agreement in this WKTV story.)
In turn, Frankfort-Schuyler will be able to send students to participate in Herkimer’s college art program.
The shared services agreement allows both districts to give students more course offerings in a cost-efficient way.
“Frankfort-Schuyler and Herkimer have been discussing the possibility of an exchange of students in several specialized programs for the past couple of years,” Herkimer Superintendent Robert Miller said. “This is a way for us to maximize student opportunity in both schools by accessing programs unique to each.”