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P-TECH Fact Sheet

P-TECH Fact Sheet image Nov. 2020

Overview

P-TECH is an innovative partnership between a school district, a community college(s), and one or more local high growth industry employer(s).

  • Students begin in ninth grade and continue for up to six years (i.e. high school and two equivalent years of college), and will graduate with both a high school diploma and an industry- recognized associate degree, in addition to gaining relevant workplace skills.
  • Students receive intensive student support services, mentoring, job shadowing, internships, pre-apprenticeships, and other workplace educational experiences.
  • P-TECH is open to all students, with a special focus on encouraging enrollment of students who are socio-economically and racially diverse, first-generation college students, English language learners, and students with disabilities.

Highlights of 2019-20 Reporting Period

  • Eleven P-TECHs have been approved since the inception of this program (HB 15-1270)
  • 2019-20 total student enrollment (652 students) has increased by 60% over 2018-19 total student enrollment (408 students) 
  • First-generation college students make up 44% of total student enrollment
  • 2019-20 is the first reporting period that provides post-graduation data for P-TECH students.  Approximately 73% of 2020 P-TECH graduates are either employed with a P-TECH industry employer partner or in their field of study with an employer at another location, or are pursuing continued education in their P-TECH field of study.

Approved School Information

Falcon Tech - St. Vrain Valley School District
First year of operation: 2016-17
Higher Ed Partner:  Front Range Community College
Business Partner: IBM
Degree/Pathway: Associate of Applied Science CIS

Power TEC - James Irwin Charter Schools
First year of operation: 2016-17
Higher Ed Partner:  Pikes Peak Community College
Business Partner: Bal Seal Engineering; JPM Prototype; Allegion; Woodford Manufacturing
Degree/Pathway: Associate of Applied Science: Machining Tech; Architect Engineer/Construction Management; Heating Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Tech; Computer Aided Drafting; Electronics Tech; Welding

EC@N-STEM - Adams 12
First year of operation: 2016-17
Higher Ed Partner:  Front Range Community College
Business Partner: CenturyLink
Degree/Pathway: Associate of Applied Science (CIS Programming & CIS Networking) & CIS Certificates

Cañon City High School
First year of operation: 2018-19
Higher Ed Partner:  Pueblo Community College – Fremont Campus
Business Partner: TechSTART
Degree/Pathway: Associate of Applied Science Computer Information Systems, Automotive Tech, Fire Science. Certificates: Forensic Computing; Microsoft Office Applications; Networking; Programming; Security. Exploring degrees in Engineering, Medical Sciences, and CTE

STEM School Highlands Ranch
First year of operation: 2018-19
Higher Ed Partner:  Arapahoe Community College
Business Partner: Panther Industries, Inc.
Degree/Pathway: Associate of Applied Science Cyber Security & Advanced Manufacturing.  Certificates: Cyber Defense; Electronics Assembly; Robotics

 

 

Warrior Tech – St. Vrain Valley School District (Frederick High School)
First year of operation: 2019-20
Higher Ed Partner:  Aims Community College
Business Partner: Agilent Technologies, Inc.; Tolmar, Inc.; AveXis
Degree/Pathway: Associate of General Science w/focus in Biochemistry; will incorporate appropriate certifications in the future

Warrior Way High – Mesa County Valley School District 51 (Central High School)
First year of operation: 2019-20
Higher Ed Partner:  Western Colorado Community College
Business Partner:  CAMA West; Reynolds Polymer; Schmueser and Associates; Jabil Lewis; GDP Global; Wren Industries
Degree/Pathway: Associate of Applied Science in Manufacturing Technology with specializations in machining, welding, CAD and Mechatronics; Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Greeley-Evans School District 6 (Greeley Central High School, Greeley West High School, Jefferson High School)

First year of operation: 2020-21
Higher Ed Partner:  Aims Community College
Business Partner: Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity; FCI Constructors; Vestas Blades America, Inc.
Degree/Pathway: Associate of Applied Science:  Building/Construction Site Management/Industrial Technology

Abraham Lincoln High School PTECH Academy

First year of operation: 2020-21
Higher Ed Partner:  Community College of Denver
Business Partner:  Pinnacol Assurance; Microsoft; Denver Public Schools Finance Department
Degree/Pathway: Associate of Arts Business (Degree w/Designation); Associate of Arts CIS/Business

Student Enrollment Data (School year 2019-20)

Total student enrollment in all schools: 652

Student Enrollment by Grade/Year Level/First Generation College Student

Category

Power TEC - James Irwin

Falcon Tech  -  SVVSD

EC@N-STEM - Adams 12

Cañon City High School

STEM Highlands Ranch

Warrior Tech Frederick HS SVVSD

Warrior Way High –      Mesa 51

Total Enrollment all grades/years

180

207

100

50

54

28

33

9th Grade

66

60

34

 

22 

28

21

10th Grade

41

63

30

22

17

 

2

11th Grade

30

51

20

22

13

 

5

12th Grade

20

33

16

 6

 

 

5

5th Year

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th Year

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student credit accumulation toward meeting established graduation goal

Credit Accumulation (all schools)

% (# of students) of total

Adequate (expected to graduate on schedule)

69%  (448)

Excess (expected to graduate ahead of schedule)

22%  (142)

Behind (expected to graduate behind schedule)

9%  (62)