• What is P-Tech?

    Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) are innovative open-enrollment high schools that allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to receive both a high school diploma and a credential and/or an associate degree. The hallmark of the P-TECH model is its career focus and the provision of work-based education. P-TECH programs:

    • Enroll historically underserved students, targeting at-risk and economically disadvantaged 
    • Provide students grade 9 through 12 the opportunity to complete a course of study that combines high school and post-secondary courses
    • Enable students to earn a high school diploma, along with an associate degree, Level 1 or Level 2 certificate, or industry-based certification within six years
    • Offer age-appropriate work-based learning opportunity in every grade level
    • Allow students to gain work experience through an internship, apprenticeship, or other job training program
    • Align to regional workforce needs, guiding students into high-demand, high-wage careers
    • Partner with Texas Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) and regional businesses and industries, giving students access to post-secondary education and workforce training opportunitie

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    What is P-Tech?