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.