Making Education A Priority. Our eight school districts are committed to quality education and provide a wealth of opportunities for students. On average, 79% of graduating seniors are college bound each year. Western Sullivan County proudly boasts Sullivan West High School, a brand new $35 million facility in Lake Huntington. We’re also home to Sullivan County Community College, where graduates have gone on to study at distinguished universities like Columbia, Yale and Cornell. In addition, Marist College and SUNY New Paltz host off-campus courses right here in Sullivan County.
For more than 30 years, the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services has worked with its ten component school districts to meet the educational needs of children in the County. Under the auspices of Instructional Services, programs are available for 11th and 12th graders. Alternative Education is also available for both middle and high school aged students and Educational Support Services. The Adult and Continuing Education Program, at its Center for Career Development in Monticello, provides free GED preparation and English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a wide variety of fee-for-service programs including Career Counseling, Computer Technology, a Health Occupations Career Center, a Security Guard Training Program and many courses for personal development. The Division of Instructional Support Services provides a broad range of school improvement and staff development programs for school staff specific training for parents as well as programs for gifted and talented youth in Sullivan County. It also oversees the operation of the School Library System and houses and collaborates with both the Sullivan County Teacher Center and The Hudson Valley Catskill Partnership, which provides professional development opportunities for adult educators throughout the region. The various programs and services for youth and school staff are provided at the request of the ten component school districts. The Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (B.O.C.E.S) is an active participant in Workforce Development and School-to-Work initiatives in the County.
Located on 405 acres in Loch Sheldrake, Sullivan County Community College (S.C.C.C.) is a fully accredited two-year college of the State University of New York. The college offers over 30 programs of study as well as non-credit courses on the main campus and at a variety of sites throughout the county. Special programs are also available for single parents, displaced homemakers and other adults. The college operates a Child Development Center for three- to five-year-olds. Sullivan County Community College is an important community resource. In addition to class offerings, the books, periodicals, newspapers, microfilms and record collections of the Hermann Memorial library are available to the public. Throughout the year, the college is the site of a variety of events, from monthly Catskill Art Society exhibits in the DeHoyas Gallery to performances in the Seelig Theatre of the Sullivan Performing Arts, the Sullivan Symphonic Band and the Sullivan County Chorus. . In 2011, SCCC will host the Division 3, Junior College Men’s Division National Championship in basketball. For more information, call SCCC at 845-434-5750.