St. Vrain Valley School P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) students enjoyed a day touring and programming at IBM. Fifty ninth graders from Skyline High School (SHS) are participating in this year’s inaugural P-TECH program. SVVSD students are enrolled simultaneously at SHS and Front Range Community college in order to earn a two-year degree in Applied Sciences.
Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.
Principal Heidi Ringer shares her Falcon pride in a letter to the editor of the Times Call.
"As I begin my 20th year at Skyline High School and with St. Vrain, I am proud to be a part of a district that has become a national model for STEM and technology integration, and even prouder to say that I am principal at Skyline, a high school that is successfully leading the way locally and nationally."
June 24, 2016, 10:17am By Brett Callwood, Times-Call Staff Wrtier
Jalali Hartman said Thursday that prior to working with St. Vrain Valley students, he didn't know what they'd be capable of, but that he was ultimately impressed. He even joked that he has been left wondering why he needs to hire anyone.
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. St. Vrain Valley School District has partnered with IBM and Front Range Community College to provide this unique opportunity to our students. Students enrolled in P-TECH will take high school and college courses, simultaneously working toward a High School Diploma and Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Computer Information Systems.
January 13, 2016, 7:39am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer, Times-Call
St. Vrain Valley students soon will have the opportunity to graduate from high school with an associate degree, with the college classes paid for by the state.
The Colorado Department of Higher Education and the Colorado Department of Education announced Tuesday that St. Vrain was chosen as one of two districts in the state to offer a Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, or P-TECH, program.