What is PTECH?

  • 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. P-TECH programs:

    • 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.

    Texas is home to 34 designated P-TECH Schools and has 28 planning campuses in 2018-2019.

    For more information on PTECH Grants go to: tea.texas.gov/PTECH/


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