PTECH Students Taking the First Steps on a Path to Success

October 2016 
 

Celebrate the Class of 2022!
 
This year, City Schools opened the doors of two new "schools within schools" with the launch of PTECH, or Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools. Students in this innovative program make a six-year commitment that leads to a high school diploma, tuition-free associate's degree, internships and other work experience with industry partners, and first-in-line status for jobs after graduation. PTECH at Carver Vocational-Technical High School emphasizes information technology and cybersecurity, while PTECH at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School focuses on technology in health sciences.
 
On October 20, City Schools celebrated the students of the first freshman class at each school, who will graduate from the program in 2022. On hand to talk with the students and their families and to share information about the program were PTECH staff and representatives from industry and higher education partners IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Baltimore City Community College, University of Maryland - Baltimore, and Johns Hopkins University.
 
Very special guests were Governor Larry Hogan, whose support was fundamental to bringing Maryland's first two PTECH schools to Baltimore, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. 
 
Interested in learning more? Contact City Schools' Secondary Services Department in the Academics Office at 443-984-2000. Interested in becoming a PTECH student? Eighth-grade students can choose PTECH Carver or PTECH Dunbar as an option in high school choice.
 
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