Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)
Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (P-TECH) is an open-enrollment program that provides students with work-based education.
What is PTECH?
- Provide students grade 9 through 12 the opportunity to complete a course of study that combines high school and post-secondary courses.
- Within six years, enable students to earn a high school diploma, an associate degree, a two-year post-secondary certificate or industry certification, and complete work-based training.
- Allow students to gain work experience through an internship, apprenticeship, or other job training programs.
- 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 Texas Education Agency (TEA) will collaborate with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to develop and implement a plan for the P-TECH program that addresses:
- Regional workforce needs.
- Course credit transfer policies between IHEs.
- Internships, apprenticeships, and other work-based education programs for P-TECH students
Under the authority of the Texas Education Code and the Texas Administrative Code, the TEA developed a designation process for the P-TECH program. This designation process ensures that public school districts and charter schools operating P-TECH campuses maintain the integrity of the model.
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Lytle Independent School District offers career and technical education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Architecture and Construction, Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Education, Hospitality and Tourism, Manufacturing, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Admission to these programs is based on interest, aptitude, age appropriateness, and class space available.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Criswell, Director of CTE.