New Vision Law & Government

  • Program Description

    The New Vision Law & Government program is designed for high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in law, public safety or government. Students will participate in classroom instruction and career-related experiences observed during rotations in settings such as the Oswego County Probation Department, Fulton Police Department and E-911. The classroom setting is held on the SUNY Oswego campus, giving students their first experience as college students. Admission to this program is granted through an application and interview process.

    Program Length

    1 year (seniors only)

    Industry Alignment

    American Red Cross - First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defi brillator (AED) - Adult, Child and Infant Standards

    Credential Opportunities

    American Red Cross - First Aid, CPR and AED Adult Certifications

    Additional Program Notes

    The admission process requires an application, recommendations, an on-demand writing sample and an interview.

    Candidate Criteria

    • Be in grade 12 planning to graduate the same year enrolled in New Vision program;
    • Have achieved an attendance rate of 90 percent or better;
    • Possess an 85 percent (3.0) or better overall average;
    • Be willing to adhere to school and work site codes of conduct;
    • Have a focused interest and plan to pursue a career in the law and government fields; and
    • Students must submit medical history forms prior to being placed in rotation sites.

New Vision Course Offerings

  • High School Credit

    • (1 )High school credit for English 12 Honors
    • (1) High school credit for Social Studies 12 Honors (1/2 credit Participation in Government, 1/2 Economics)
    • Two Career and Technical Education credits (health, law or specialized careers)

    SUNY Oswego College Course Offerings

    • ENG 102 Composition II - A composition course designed to instruct the student in rhetorical modes and the basic techniques of expository prose, in critical reading, and in research methods. (3 credits)
    • ENG 150 Principles of Literary Representation - This course presents conceptions, methodologies, and materials fundamental to the discipline of literary study by focusing on the nature of representation in literary art. (3 credits)
    • PSY 100-Introduction to Psychology - Psychology is the science that studies behavior and mental processes, and studies the profession that applies that science. (3 credits)
    • GST 101 Professional Studies - This course will prepare, involve and connect students in the fundamental aspects of career planning through self-assessment, market analysis, professional etiquette and networking, personal budgeting, and career application through to the interview process. It will produce informed and engaged citizens who think clearly and deeply, express themselves effectively, and pride themselves on being lifelong learners who are able to adapt and flourish in any setting. (3 credits)

    Online courses as needed.

New Vision Law & Government student poses for a photo with mentors at the Fulton Courthouse.


  • “I think this is one of the best decisions I've made in high school.” - Cheyenne Trudell, Class of 2018, Mexico High School

    “Being in New Vision has solidified my choice in career and has shown me the various parts of the law system, which will be beneficial as I approach going into the workforce.” - Reese Davis, Class of 2018, Oswego High School

    “New Vision offers college credits on top of all of the advanced placement classes that I am currently enrolled in at my school. This will help me outstandingly in my venture to becoming an attorney at law.” - Cade Reed, Class of 2018, John C. Birdlebough High School