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SAISD to announce city's first P-TECH High School

Release: Nov. 9, 2018 

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What:      On the first day of National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, San Antonio ISD will announce the city’s first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) school: Cyber P-TECH at Sam Houston High School.

This new education model, approved by the Texas Education Agency in 2017, is designed to provide students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, an industry-specific associate degree, certifications and work-based training around high-demand career fields – which in this case is cybersecurity.

Who:        Superintendent Pedro Martinez
                Higher-education and industry partners
                and more

When:      Monday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m.

Where:     Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St. 78220

The Cyber P-TECH program at Sam Houston High School will operate as a school-within-a-school and will be open to students throughout Bexar County. It will open in August of 2019 for 9th graders, adding a grade each year to become 9-12.

The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 22 in 2017, paving the way for school districts to work with the TEA to launch P-TECH programs. Under the model, high schools partner with Texas institutions of higher education and regional businesses to give students post-secondary education and workforce training opportunities.