Eighth-graders, parents learn about early college opportunities through higher education partnerships
VICTORIA, Texas – Interested Victoria I.S.D. students and parents attended an information session about P-TECH, which translates to pathways in technology to early college high school for the 2021-2022 school year.
There were 50 registered for the Wednesday night session at the V.I.S.D. Fine Arts Center.
Just 25 of the registered will be chosen through a lottery to be part of the P-TECH program.
The program provides some financial assistance for tuition, books, and classroom materials through grant-funded opportunities.
“I really want to get a head’s up on anything college-related because I do seek to enter the Computer Science field,” said Trace Perry, an eighth-grader at Cade Middle School. “I find it very interesting, the different things that are involved with Computer Science, and I do think P-TECH can definitely help me with that. I do definitely hope that I do get in.”
Victoria I.S.D. partners with Victoria College and Citizens Medical Center for the P-TECH Healthcare program. The program is offered at Victoria East High School.
Starting the 2021-2022 school year, Computer Science and Education and Training P-TECH pathways will be introduced in partnership with the University of Houston-Victoria. This will be offered at Victoria West High School.
Go here to learn more about P-TECH.
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