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:
The P-TECH Blueprint provides foundational principles and standards for innovative partnerships with colleges 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.
Benchmark 1 - School Design
Benchmark 2 - Target Population
Benchmark 3 - Strategic Alliances
Benchmark 4 - Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Benchmark 5 - Work-Based Learning
Benchmark 6 - Student Support