Our Mission Statement:
Through the cooperative efforts and services of NW BOCES, school districts will improve student achievement and maximize resources.
Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services (NW BOCES) is a cooperative service agency providing special education and other services to its member school districts. We employ Special Service Providers who work with special education students in schools throughout Northwest Colorado. These service providers include Occupational Therapists, School Psychologists and Speech Language Pathologists. In addition we employ two Assistant Special Education Directors and serve as the state's Special Education Administrative Unit for our districts.
NW BOCES operates other educational programs on behalf of school districts, including Preschool Programs and Alternative Day Treatment Programs. Additional services provided include regional grant-writing and administration, professional development for district staff and student events including annual Colorado Model UN and CU Science Discovery workshops.
Click here to see our Programs/Services Guide and our Strategic Action Plan 2012-2015 for more information.
Special Announcements:The BOCES Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have selected Mr. Paul E. McCarty as the next Executive Director of the NW Colorado BOCES beginning July 1, 2015. Paul McCarty is currently Hanover School District #28’s Superintendent, and President of the Pikes Peak BOCES Superintendents’ Advisory Council. He brings many years of leadership experience to this position, as well as Special Education credentials and experience as a Director/Coordinator, Principal, Vice Principal, Program Specialist, Teacher, and Department Chair in Colorado and California School Districts. Mr. McCarty’s educational background includes a BA in History/Coaching Minor, and Education; plus, an Education Specialist and Administrative Services Credentials with Special Education Director Licensure, and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction.
Registration is OPEN for NW BOCES' Summer Professional Development Opportunities. Click here to see a full list of options or Click here to register and see all the details for each workshop.
Northwest Colorado BOCES is the recipient of a 2014 US Department of Education i3 (Investing in Innovation) grant. Click here to see the i3 SEED Grant website. SEED stands for System of Educator Effectiveness Development. It is an innovative approach to professional development that links PD to the teacher evaluation system using a blending learning format.