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News & Events
Distinguished Alumni Recognized - On Wednesday, February 12, the Board of Education at Erie 1 BOCES held its annual Alumni Induction Ceremony. At the event, four alumni from the Erie 1 BOCES instructional programs were honored.... Read More...
New Leadership Team - Erie 1 BOCES is pleased to announce the hiring of a new administrative team at Northtowns Academy. Justin DeMartin, Principal, comes to us with several years' experience as an... Read More...
2013 Graduation - On June 20, 80 students enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES’ Alternative Education programs walked across stage as graduates of the Class of 2013. 51 students graduated from Northtowns Academy and 29... Read More...
Contact Alternative Education

This division is part of Erie 1 BOCES Exceptional Education offerings.  

Doreen Casacci
(716) 821-7073


Our mission is to provide a caring, nurturing environment that supports students as they improve social skills and work towards their academic goals. 

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)
  • Alternative High School with work/study
  • Teen Parenting
  • Long Term Suspension 
  • Structured Studies

Learn more:     - Achieve (4-page publication)        
                        - Online Service Directory


Parent Testimonial
“I just want to say how grateful my wife and I are for all of your efforts and energies... you and your experienced teachers...stuck with it and (he) finished school...Until our educational system changes from the one size fits all mode, we will need more places like ALP.  Please convey our sincerest gratitude to all of (his) teachers. He is now working..."

Educator Testimonial
"I was especially impressed last Friday as I walked around. I saw students engaged and engrossed in every classroom…I can't thank you enough for the work you do here for our young people..."
Alternative Education
We provide the additional supports your child needs to succeed.
College and career readiness are elements integrated into our programs.
Our teachers build a relationship with our students and care about their success.
Students, in good standing with their home schools, may still participate in team sports and clubs.