What is BOCES?
BOCES stands for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services. It began in 1991 as a joint venture between Casper College and the Natrona County School District. Since that time, it has evolved to support several beneficial programs in Natrona County.
BOCES will pay for the tuition, fees, and books for up to nine credits each semester for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
If you take a Math, English or some science courses, you will need your ACT scores on file at Casper College before you register. You may also take the Compass (placement exam).
Central Wyoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) exists to provide the citizens of Natrona County and Central Wyoming quality educational services which can not be provided as effectively or efficiently by the Natrona County Schools or Casper College when provided independently. The primary mission of the BOCES is three-fold:
a. to meet the educational needs of the community by training adult learners in programs leading to undergraduate and graduate education degrees earned in Casper
b. to meet the educational needs of high school students through cooperative articulated programs in technical and academic areas where students earn college credit while still enrolled in high school, and
c. to meet the ongoing needs of the community by serving as a catalyst for the development and implementation of innovative programs benefiting educational institutions, the business community, and the general citizenry.
Current BOCES courses at NCHS include:
Calculus I/II Honors
Biology (Intro to Health)
Engineering/Architecture Graphics 1, 2
Computer & Information Technology
….and more courses to come!
BOCES courses are now open to juniors and seniors, with some opportunities available for freshman and sophomores. See your counselor for available courses!