About REOC

About REOC

Welcome to the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), the premier destination for transformative learning and empowerment in Rochester, New York. 

Our Mission

SUNY REOC’s are a system of educational enterprises that serve eligible adult learners. As a part of this system, the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center will deliver comprehensive, community-based academic and workforce development programs and provide support services leading to enhanced employment opportunities, access to further education, personal growth and development.

Our Vision

To maintain a high-quality learning environment, REOC will focus on teaching excellence, student learning, career development and technological initiatives. REOC will prepare students to demonstrate competency in the following:

  • Citizenship
  • Computer Literacy and Information Resources
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Oral Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Reading
  • Writing

Our Values

Our focus is to serve with compassion, dignity and respect.

We pursue EXCELLENCE and quality in education and training through collaboration, continuous improvement, student and customer satisfaction and innovation.

We conduct our work with INTEGRITY, honesty, and fairness and meet the highest ethical and professional standards.

We accept RESPONSIBILITY for using our resources in a prudent and efficient manner.

Our History

Established in 1973, REOC has grown to become an integral part of the Rochester community. We have helped thousands of individuals from diverse backgrounds achieve their academic and professional goals, creating lasting change for the betterment of our city and beyond. Our passionate team of educators, administrators, and support staff work tirelessly to deliver innovative programs and exceptional services to our students.

Our Programs and Services

We offer a wide range of programs and services designed to cater to the unique needs of our diverse student population. Our offerings include:

  1. Adult Basic Education: Our Pre-Vocational Studies program helps students improve their foundational skills in reading, writing, and math. We offer customized learning plans tailored to each individual’s needs, ensuring their success in the program and beyond.

  2. High School Equivalency (HSE): For those seeking a high school diploma, our HSE program prepares students to take the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam, enabling them to earn a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma.

  3. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Our ESOL program is designed to support non-native English speakers in improving their language proficiency, enabling them to thrive academically, professionally, and socially in the United States.

  4. Career and Technical Education: We offer a variety of programs that provide hands-on training in high-demand fields, such as healthcare, information technology, and skilled trades. These programs are designed to prepare students for successful, fulfilling careers.

  5. College Preparation and Support: For those pursuing higher education, we provide resources and support to help navigate the college application process, secure financial aid, and develop essential study skills.

  6. Community Outreach and Support Services: In addition to our educational offerings, we provide various support services, such as career counseling, job placement assistance, and community resources, ensuring our students have access to the tools they need to succeed.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At REOC, we celebrate the rich diversity of our student body and are committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment. We believe that every individual brings unique talents, perspectives, and experiences to our community, and we strive to create a space where all voices are heard and valued.