Overview Alternative Education

Northtowns Academy is an alternative setting that provides students new beginnings and second chances.  Northtowns Academy focuses on the whole student: allowing every opportunity to achieve goals, ensuring a brighter future, and building productive members of society. 

Each program provides teachers, certified in a core content area, who have experience working with an at-risk population.  

  • Alternative High School (Grades 9-12)  
  • Teen Parenting
  • Out of School Suspension Program (Grades 7-12)
  • Opportunities for Career and Technical Education

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Northtowns News
Community Food Pantry at Northtowns - Registered nurse Julie Murray cares about the health of the children she supports at Erie 1 BOCES Northtowns Academy , including their dietary health. With her vision, and the support of her... Read More...
Local Businesses Visit Northtowns - Northtowns Academy students recently peered through a window into the lives of business representatives of various job fields. The inaugural Kid Biz Career Day saw a wide range of professionals... Read More...
A Transformative Experience - Kayla Barrett, of Lancaster, admits she was too caught up in high school drama when she started at Northtowns Academy. This June, Kayla graduated from the Alternative Learning Program... Read More...
Teen Artist Starts A Client Portfolio - When the floor-to-ceiling mirrors were finally removed from the main reception area of Erie 1 BOCES on Harlem Road in West Seneca, the space transformed from 1970 to 2017. However, the remaining... Read More...
Teen’s Positive Attitude Lights Her Path - Aniyah Cruz, a freshman from the Sweet Home School District, is Erie 1 BOCES’ featured student for February. Aniyah was selected from BOCES’ instructional cooperative of 2,700 students... Read More...