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BOCES Present and Future

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten marks the start of a child’s formal education, and early school experiences can influence the way he or she relates to others for the rest of their school career.  Therefore, it is extremely important to make sure that a child starts school developmentally ready to learn and ready to participate in classroom activities.  Thanks to funding provided by the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), Carbon County School District #2 is working to ensure that preschool-age children gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their transition to kindergarten. 

Encampment K-12 and Saratoga Elementary School Kindergarten teachers offer free Kindergarten Readiness workshops once a month to parents of kindergarteners set to begin school in the following school year.  During these workshops, parents learn about readiness criteria set forth by the school district and learn how to help their child develop these critical skills.  As a thank you for participation, parents receive free learning tools for their children at each workshop.

Kindermusik of Carbon County

Music is key to early academic and social-emotional success!  Research tells us when multiple senses are stimulated at once, we learn better. That’s exactly what Kindermusik’s music curriculum provides—engaging music and movement lessons for ages 0-6.  Kindermusik creates easy and fun multi-sensory learning through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic elements fusing joy with important milestones.

Thanks to funding provided by CCSD#2 BOCES, Saratoga Elementary School music teacher Ivy Palmer teaches Kindermusik every Saturday in her classroom and twice a month on Fridays at Valley Village.  Contact Ivy for more information!   

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Reading regularly to children during their preschool years gives them a huge boost toward a successful education.  Children under the age of 5 living within the boundaries of Carbon County School District #2 are eligible to receive new and exciting books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, mailed directly to them each month.  Books are free thanks to generous funding provided by HF Sinclair Parco Refinery, Dolly Parton, and affiliate CCSD#2 BOCES. Register online at  

High School Students...Dual and Concurrent Enrollment

Planning for the future? Want to be a step ahead when you enter college? Enroll to get college credit while in high school!

BOCES offers the option of dual (up to 4 courses) or concurrent enrollment courses to Carbon County School District #2 high school students at no cost! YES, you read that right, it is FREE! Tuiton, fees and books are covered. This allows students to get a leg-up on the future, take cutting-edge classes, have access to extra vocational classes, and perhaps find a new passion! 

Community Education

BOCES offers adult education courses!  Are you interested in expanding your gray matter?  BOCES adult education courses are posted on the CCSD#2 BOCES Facebook page and in the weekly Chamber of Commerce newsletter.  

Do YOU have a skill you would like to teach? Or a topic you want more information about? Call 307.339.3033 to let BOCES know today!


  • Offer enriching content to everyone in the Carbon County School District #2 community.
  • Promote awareness of online enrichment courses.
  • Offer camps and summer classes to students.
  • Offer job skill training to students to prepare them for life after high school.
  • Build rich community bonds.

Future BOCES Goals

  • Student Learner Goals
    • Increase concurrent enrollment offerings to students
    • Maintain vocational offerings (ProStart & Other Options)
    • Continued support and facilitation of current programs
    • Develop and maintain programs
  • Community Learner Goals
    • Increase awareness of college availability locally
    • Market WWCC in high school & throughout the community
    • Increase participation in community education programs

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