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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 opportunities

The P-TECH Blueprint provides foundational principles and standards for innovative partnerships with colleges, universities, and industry. The P-TECH Blueprint contains six benchmarks outlining the design elements that each P-TECH campus must implement before serving students. Additionally, outcome-based measures in Access, Attainment, and Achievement provide guidance for P-TECH program implementation and continuous improvement efforts.

¿QUÉ ES P-TECH?

Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) son innovadoras escuelas de inscripción abierta que permiten a los estudiantes con menos probabilidades de asistir a la universidad la oportunidad de recibir un diploma de escuela secundaria y una credencial y / o un título asociado. El sello distintivo del modelo P-TECH es su enfoque profesional y la provisión de educación basada en el trabajo. Programas P-TECH:

  • inscriba a estudiantes históricamente desatendidos, dirigidos a personas en riesgo y económicamente desfavorecidas.

  • Brinde a los estudiantes del grado 9 al 12 la oportunidad de completar un curso de estudio que combine cursos de secundaria y postsecundaria.

  • Permita que los estudiantes obtengan un diploma de escuela secundaria. con un título de asociado, un certificado de Nivel 1 o Nivel 2, o una certificación basada en la industria dentro de los seis años

  • Ofrecer oportunidades de aprendizaje basadas en el trabajo apropiadas para la edad en cada nivel de grado

  • Permitir a los estudiantes obtener experiencia laboral a través de una pasantía, aprendizaje u otro programa de capacitación laboral

  • Alinear a las necesidades de mano de obra regional, guiar a los estudiantes en alta demanda, carreras de altos salarios

  • asociados con las Instituciones de Texas de Educación Superior (IES) y las empresas e industrias regionales, dando a los estudiantes acceder a la educación y la mano de obra a la post-secundarias oportunidades de formación

The Blueprint P-TECH proporciona principios y estándares fundamentales para asociaciones innovadoras con colegios, universidades e industria. El P-TECH Blueprint contiene seis puntos de referencia que describen los elementos de diseño que cada campus de P-TECH debe implementar antes de atender a los estudiantes. Además, las medidas basadas en resultados en Acceso, Logro y Logro proporcionan orientación para la implementación del programa P-TECH y los esfuerzos de mejora continua.

Admission Requirements

  • Our P-TECH Eagle Academy is open to all 8th graders who will be Benavides Secondary students their 9th grade year.
  • A P-TECH application must be submitted by the appropriate deadline.
  • Student attendance at one of the enrollment meetings is required.

Selection Process and Admission into P-TECH

The P-TECH Eagle Academy will be open enrollment. Recruitment and enrollment process will identify, recruit, and enroll subpopulations of at-risk students, students who are of limited English proficiency, students with disabilities, and students who have failed a state administered assessment. Enrollment decisions will not be based on state assessment scores, discipline history, teacher recommendation, parent or student essays, GPA, or other criteria that create barriers for student enrollment. If necessary due to admission availability, all applications will be entered into a weighted lottery favoring P-TECH targeted subpopulations.

Benavides Early College P-Tech Academy

 

 

 

P-TECH Resources

National P-Tech Website

P-TECH/ICIA Website

Melissa Rodriguez

BHS Counselor/P-Tech Coordinator

(361)256-3055 

mrodriguez1@benavidesisd.net