Education is embedded in WCNY’s foundation and critical to fulfillment of its mission. WCNY’s educational services support lifelong learning by:
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This 10,000-square-foot area education center is a proven hands-on program for middle and high school student who will learn how to be entrepreneurs in a simulated city. Children learn dozens of business and civic concepts, explore careers based in STEM (science technology, engineering and math) and prepare to become tomorrow’ workforce. “Enterprise America,” modeled on a proven program, began in Kansas City and is available in only a few cities in the United States. The center and its programs and services are available to 3,000 schools within a two-hour radius of Syracuse with a potential reach of a minimum of 700,000 students in grades five through nine.
The program shows students more than any other program why they’re in school each day, learning about math, reading, writing, financial literacy, team work, critical thinking and citizenship.
This is applied, real-world learning, which gives students a unique glimpse of the adult world we’re readying them for – and why, staying in school and giving their best, is so important.
WCNY, Onondaga Cortland Madison (OCM) BOCES, and Onondaga Community College (OCC) have partnered to create an innovative educational opportunity for high school students – a two-year Career and Technical Education (CTE) Media Marketing Communications course. The course combines classroom instruction with hands-on learning experience alongside WCNY professionals.
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New York’s High School Equivalency Test called TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) replaced the GED test in 2014. WCNY, through a partnership with the Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES, has an adult education coordinator available to help adults earn a High School Equivalency Diploma. Visit FastForwardNY.org for the latest information about high school equivalency information.
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WCNY produces New York State Regents examination study videos, which are available 24/7 on the Regents Reiew 2.0 website along with teacher-recommended online resources to help prepare students for the annual Regents exams.
WCNY, in partnership with Onondaga Historical Association and Le Moyne College, has produced Central New York History, a short series of historical biographies that share the stories of significant historical figures from Syracuse and Central New York.
WCNY, with support from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, traveled the world’s most successful canal to explore the waterway as it is today. Along the way we met people who use the canal in a variety of ways and invited them to share their stories.
WCNY produced a series short videos called the War of 1812 Minutes, with the majority of them highlighting the important role the Empire State played in this military conflict. The minutes are based on scholarly essays from New York state historians.