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Vocational Studies

Mountain Lake Academy's staff helps our students develop competencies that allow them to demonstrate their skills, knowledge, and abilities to meet New York State performance indicators and education standards.  

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Culinary Arts & Catering

Our students begin by building basic culinary skills, including the identification and use of proper cooking tools and implements, and progress to planning and preparing of meals for large groups. Students are provided a culinary skill base that lays the foundation for advanced study or a career in the culinary arts.

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Career Development and Occupational Studies

The New York State Career Development & Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential is recognized by the New York State Board of Regents certifying that the student has the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment. 


Our work-based learning approach offers students hands-on activities in either the culinary arts or building trades in order to achieve the CDOS credential. 

Building Trades

Our students obtain a basic knowledge of the tools, methods, materials, and technologies currently used in the construction industry. Emphasis is placed on theory, as well as related math concepts. 


Practical experience is gained through on-site and community service-based construction projects.  Mountain Lake Academy students are provided a skill set that lays the foundation for a career in the building trades.

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