Pathways in Technology Early College High School
P-TECH is an innovative program that is taking shape across the state. ADK P-TECH was founded in 2013 as one of 16 P-TECH schools funded in Round One of a New York State and Federally funded Early College High School initiative. There are currently 26 P-TECH schools operating in New York State with an additional 7 schools scheduled to open for students in the Fall of 2017.
“In a P-TECH 9-14 school, students earn a high school diploma, an industry-recognized associate degree, and gain relevant work experience in a growing field. The schools create a seamless program for students to acquire the academic, technical, and workplace skills and knowledge that employers need.The unique culture of a P-TECH 9-14 school is built upon high expectations for students and adults alike. Students see themselves as “college students” and “on a career pathway” from the moment they begin 9th grade.Likewise, teachers, partners, and parents work together to ensure that every student graduates fully prepared for the 21st century workplace.”
Please visit the website at http://www.ptech.org for more information.
ADK P-TECH students attend classes on the Peru High School Campus during Year 1-3 in “a school within a school model.” Students will transition to the Clinton Community College Campus during Year 4 and complete degree requirements in Years 5-6.
A very exciting addition to the North Country is the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI). The AMI will be constructed on the CCC Campus through a 12.7 million dollar grant through the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. ADK P-TECH students will have the opportunity to work side by side with CCC students and Indsutry Professionals at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing