Relationship with WWCC and CCSD #1
We are a Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services, a legal entity made possible through an agreement between Western Wyoming Community College and Carbon County School District #1. BOCHES (or BOCES) were created by the legislature to create partnerships between school districts and their nearest community college to provide educational services that were not specifically being provided by either of them. Some BOCHES provide special education services; some focus exclusively on adult basic education and some focus only on providing college-level classes in a community that does not host a college.
Our BOCHES is designed to provide industry training at the high school and adult levels, adult basic education, college-level classes in Rawlins and the Little Snake River Valley (Baggs) and to fill any other educational niche that we can fill more effectively than either WWCC or CCSD #1 alone. While we are our own legal entity, we work closely with both CCSD #1 and WWCC to ensure that our educational programs provide a seamless transition from high school to college and allow for people who have been out of school for a while to smoothly transition back into educational or training programs.