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P-TECH Early College High School at CHS

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Mission Statement

In partnership with an engaged community, we will prepare a future workforce with the academic, technical and professional skills required for the 21st-century workforce by striving for academic excellence, engaging in our community, exemplifying responsibility and integrity, leading by example, and leaving a legacy that future Braves will want to follow.   

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:

PTECH

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:

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.

P-TECH Designation

Under the TEC §29.556, a school district or open-enrollment charter school may apply to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for designation as a P-TECH school. The designation process will be developed by the TEA and ensures that districts and schools operating as P-TECH campuses maintain the integrity of the model. To achieve P-TECH designation, per the TEC §§29.551 -29.557, a program must:

P-TECH Blueprint

The P-TECH Blueprint includes benchmark and outcome-based measures to provide guidance for P-TECH program implementation.

P-TECH Resources

  • 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.
  • Regional workforce needs.
  • Course credit transfer policies between IHEs.
  • Internships, apprenticeships, and other work-based education programs for P-TECH students
  • 2018-2019 Designated P-TECH Schools (PDF)
  • 2018-2019 Planning P-TECH Schools (PDF)
  • Be provided at no cost to students.
  • Have open enrollment.
  • Include articulation agreements with IHEs in Texas.
  • Provide participating students flexibility in class scheduling and academic mentoring.
  • Ensure that agreements with business and industry partners emphasize that P-TECH students who complete the program will have priority in interviewing with the applicable employer.
  • Follow all requirements detailed in §29.556 in the TEC.
  • Visit the national P-TECH website for more information on the P-TECH Model.
  • P-TECH Blueprint (PDF)
  • P-TECH/ICIA website (outside source - TEA Technical Assistance Provider)
  • P-TECH/ICIA PEIMS Indicator 2018-2019 (PDF)
  • P-TECH/ICIA Designation website

Career And Technical Education Methods Of Administration (MOA)