P-TECH

Preparing  Students for  21st Century Careers

  • P-TECH will focus initially on computer information systems with focus options in programming and web development.
  • P-TECH students will be allowed to matriculate through the 14th grade.
  • Students in P-TECH will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate’s degree from Front Range.
  • P-TECH students will also receive mentorship and internship opportunities with IBM, and IBM has committed to offer job interviews to all graduates of our P-TECH school.
  • SVVSD, FRCC and IBM will work together to align the curriculum to meet the skills needs of the IT industry and identify pathways to completion of a 4-year degree at Colorado Universities.

Apply now to be a part of Skyline's P-TECH 2017 - 2018 cohort.

Contact: Greg Stephens

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a new type of school that brings together the best elements of high school, college and the professional world.

Offered at Skyline High, it is a model that allows students to earn a high school diploma, as well as a no-cost Associates of Applied Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Front Range Community College. This program includes significant internship and mentorship opportunities with IBM, giving students a head start on their career after completing the program. Students enroll in 9th grade and complete the program in 4-6 years. 

Earn a no-cost Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems

Starting in 2016 at Skyline High School, SVVSD has entered into a cooperative agreement with Front Range Community College (FRCC) and IBM to give St. Vrain students the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in 4-6 years.

P-TECH will initially offer a pathway in Computer Information Systems (CIS) and the district will support concurrent enrollment during grades 9-12. Students can receive dual credit from St. Vrain and Front Range.

Along with college courses, students will receive mentorships and internships through IBM to provide real-world experiences to supplement their academic coursework.

Students must apply for the P-TECH program and will begin coursework in the 9th grade. For 2016, there are 50 spots available in the P-TECH program at Skyline - the first cohort in the state.